MaryBeth Nicholas Cruz

Partner, Healthcare Services and Solutions

With more than 25 years of executive and leadership experience, MaryBeth has an in-depth understanding of the strategic, operational and cultural challenges faced by healthcare organizations today.

MaryBeth Nicholas Cruz

+1 503 719 4362


MaryBeth has dedicated her career to providing exceptional, high-touch consulting while building high-performing leadership teams within health systems and medical groups. She supports her clients’ successful hiring and retention strategies by leveraging an analytic approach to sourcing and vetting and designing competitive employment offers.

Prior to joining DHR, MaryBeth served as the Clinical Sector Leader for a global executive search firm, focusing on clinical roles in nursing, physicians and allied health. Her executive search career began with Providence Health & Services, where she skillfully recruited hundreds of physicians, physician executives and administrative leaders serving 5 states and 34 medical centers.

MaryBeth earned her Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Sociology from Western Oregon University. Training at the renowned Stanford University Sleep Center, she launched her career as a Registered Polysomnographic Technologist. She lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband and Australian Labradoodle, and often visits their four adult children across the west coast of the U.S.

In the words of clients

Phil Jackson

Healthcare Executive

“I’ve had the pleasure of working with MaryBeth on the recruitment of multiple executive leadership roles. Not only is MaryBeth adept at identifying and recruiting top talent from a skill and experience basis, but she has a unique ability to source the right cultural fit. MaryBeth is a top tier executive recruiter. You’ll enjoy working with her while getting the outcomes you’re looking for.”


Our executive search experience, amplified by our firsthand understanding of the health care and life science markets, provides value as we build long-term consultative relationships with clients. For every assignment, our team members bring a full understanding of the critical elements of patient care, the complexity of local and global markets and the nuances of navigating the regulatory and commercial environments around the world.
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Healthcare Providers

Areas of specialization include: Independent Hospitals and Health Systems Medical Physician Groups Academic Medical Centers and Colleges of Medicine Faith-based Hospitals and Systems Critical Access and Safety Net Facilities Pediatric and Children’s Facilities Service Line, Surgery and Free-Standing Facilities Ancillary…
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Healthcare Services

The major areas of specialization that we focus on are: Specialty Segment Private Equity/Venture Capital Payer Services Provider Services Leadership Expertise Boards of Directors CEOs All Executive-level and C-suite Roles Functional Expertise Operations Compliance Medical/Clinical Leadership Human Resources Executives Information…
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