IRVINE, California, November 7, 2016McDermott & Bull, the 29th largest executive search firm in the Americas and the fastest-growing firm within the Hunt Scanlon Top 50 Recruiters list, is pleased to announce the successful appointment of Ken Baxter as Vice President of Revenue Cycle with Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC), one of the nation’s leading children’s hospitals.

This executive recruiting engagement was conducted by Craig Lipus, Partner; Garrett Lipus, Principal Consultant; and Laurie Henderson, Recruiting Consultant at McDermott & Bull.  According to Craig Lipus, “Ken is an ideal fit for this role at CHOC.  His expertise in hospital revenue cycle will be a significant benefit for CHOC as they continue to expand the services provided to over two million children in our community.  McDermott & Bull is very proud to partner with CHOC.”

Baxter is an experienced revenue cycle professional who has been successful over the course of his career building the foundation for high performing revenue cycle operations.  Baxter joins CHOC Children’s from Millennium Health, where he led revenue cycle as a Vice President.  Prior to joining Millennium Health, Baxter spent time with Cadence Heath as Senior Director of Revenue Cycle, Presence Health as Executive Director, CBO Operations and CHS as Patient Financial Services Director.  Earlier in his career, Baxter worked at Centegra Health Systems, Vanguard Health Systems and Boone Hospital Center.

Baxter earned his Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics/Business Finance and his Health Services Management Degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia.

About Children’s Hospital of Orange County

For 50 years, CHOC Children’s has been steadfastly committed to providing the highest quality medical care to children.  Affiliated with the University of California, Irvine, their regional pediatric healthcare network includes a state-of-the-art 279-bed main hospital facility in the City of Orange, and a hospital-within-a-hospital in Mission Viejo.  CHOC also offers many primary and specialty care clinics, more than 100 additional programs and services, a pediatric residency program, four centers of excellence – The CHOC Children’s Heart, Neuroscience, Orthopaedic and Hyundai Cancer Institutes, and a California medical foundation with more than two hundred physician providers (primary care and specialists).

About McDermott & Bull

McDermott & Bull has been redefining expectations within the world of executive search since 2001.  The firm’s practice leaders, all of whom have substantial executive experience, are uniquely positioned to address the dynamic leadership demands of public and private companies across nearly every industry.  With the advent of MB Interim Leaders in 2011, McDermott & Bull is powerfully equipped to service both the permanent and interim needs of its clients.  McDermott & Bull’s Healthcare Practice clients include AccentCare, Silverado Senior Living, Behavioral Health Group, CHOC Children’s, ModernHEALTH, Human Longevity Inc., Posey Company, Wound Care Specialist, Alliance Healthcare Services, ICU Medical and Apria Healthcare, as well as portfolio companies owned by private equity firms such as Riverside Company, Sun Capital Partners, ClearLight Partners, Swander Pace Capital, Frontenac, Cressey & Co., and Riordan, Lewis & Hayden.  Additionally, the firm’s Executive Network program provides valuable resources for and offers opportunities to build meaningful relationships with thousands of C-Suite and VP-level executives throughout the country.