Client Testimonials

Pathfinders Health Search specializes in the placement of Surgical and Sterile Processing Leadership and have been the definitive resource for many of the country’s top healthcare providers. Here’s what some of our clients have to say.


For over 20 years Pathfinders Health Search has partnered with AORN to provide our members professional career support and guidance. Pathfinders focuses on perioperative services and assisting health systems like Stanford Medical Center, Seattle Children’s Hospital, Scripps Institute, Johns Hopkins, Cleveland Clinic, Cedars-Sinai, Rush Medical Center, Vanderbilt and The Methodist Hospitals of Houston to achieve optimal staffing levels.

Susan Becia AORN Career Center Manager May 2, 2019

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Lois Hoke, RN, MBA

For recruiting and placing Perioperative leadership Adam is the go to. I have worked with him for over 20 years as both a hiring authority and a position seeker. Adam understands the business, is personable and responsive. He is uniquely talented in matching aspiring candidates with hiring institutions. No one is better than Adam!


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St CharlesWe’d been searching for an OR Manager for over nine months. Pathfinders came to the rescue and, in less than a month, brought us an outstanding individual. Not only was she qualified based on experience, she was also a perfect match to our environment. The people at Pathfinders were professional, honest and straight forward. Since they only work with OR management, I hope we won’t have to utilize their services again for a very long time. But if you need a recruiter for surgery management, Pathfinders is an excellent choice.

Tom Solitz Saint Charles Medical Center - Bend, Oregon January 2, 2015

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Monique JacobsWe'd been searching for a Director of Surgery for a while, until we started working with Pathfinders and Adam Silbar. Because Adam's focus is strictly Surgical Services, he was able to deliver quality candidates that met our specifications. Within a short time, he found us an Interim Director, who ultimately became our permanent Director. After that, he found us our OR Manager. Adam was effective where other recruiters weren't. I'll definitely work with him again if the need arises.

Monique Jacobs Director of Human Resources - Saint Vincent's Medical Center, Bridgeport, CT December 8, 2014

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CHOCLAFortunately we haven't had a lot of turnover with high level management in our OR. However, close to 10 years ago I heard about Pathfinders and the services they provide. I established a meeting with Adam, just as a resource, should the need arise. Last year our Director of Surgery position did become available and I called Pathfinders to do the search. We wanted an extremely high caliber individual and because we're located in a high cost of living area and specialize only in pediatrics, I knew the search wasn't going to be easy. Still, Adam accepted the assignment. He made us his priority and, within a reasonable amount of time, brought us a qualified pool of potential candidates. We had some ups and downs but ended up with an excellent match for our situation. When the need arises again for an OR Manager, I'll call Pathfinders. I just hope Adam will have to wait at least another 10 years.

John Baciu Manager of Employment - Children's Hospital, Los Angeles, CA December 8, 2014

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Rene KilburnPathfinders placed a Director of Surgery with us a few years ago. Our hospital went through a period of great transition and growth during his tenure and he was instrumental to many of those positive changes. Last year, he informed us of his being made and offer he couldn't refuse; to return to his home town and double his scope of responsibility. He decided to make the move. Of course, we called Pathfinders to find his replacement. We had very high standards and wanted the best. Within three months Pathfinders completed a nationwide search and our new Director was on board. I would recommend Pathfinders. They get the job done and do it well.

Rene Kilburn Vice President of Nurses - Palmetto Richland Memorial Medical Center, Columbia, SC December 8, 2014