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Ryan Search & Consulting

September 29, 2015 07:30 ET

Lean Healthcare and Quality Management Leader, Entrepreneur to Advise Ryan Search & Consulting

FRANKLIN, TN--(Marketwired - Sep 29, 2015) - Franklin-based Ryan Search & Consulting has named Charles Hagood to its Board of Advisors.

An Affiliate-Advisor with Nashville private equity and venture capital firm Clayton & Associates, Hagood will guide company principal Dan Ryan in further growing the five-year-old firm. Ryan Search provides talent acquisition and talent development services to clients in the architecture, engineering, construction, manufacturing, healthcare, c-store and economic development fields.

"Charles is one of today's most experienced healthcare executives in the areas of process, systems and quality improvement, and brings deep insight into what we do for clients and how we might be able to do it better," said Dan Ryan, principal, Ryan Search & Consulting. "He is well known in global engineering, manufacturing and healthcare circles, but his management and leadership backgrounds, as well as his entrepreneurial focus, really attracted me. He should be a strong guide as we continue to seek top talent to address our clients' needs."

 In addition to his work with Clayton & Associates, Hagood is president and founder of hG4 Solutions, a Nashville process improvement consultancy, and former president, strategic advisor and founder of Healthcare Performance Partners (HPP). In that role, he has overseen the introduction and implementation of Lean healthcare and quality management systems in more than 400 hospitals throughout the U.S, Canada, and Great Britain. 

 He is also principal of HPPLHW, LLC, a company offering Lean training products and services, and serves on the faculty at Belmont University (healthcare management and Lean healthcare management) and Union University (organizational leadership and management) as an adjunct professor.

In 2004, he founded the Lean Healthcare Exchange, a periodical addressing safety, quality and efficiency issues, and served as its editor for almost a decade. He was also a founding principal and past CEO of The Access Group, LLC (TAG), a project engineering and manufacturing consulting firm, and TAG Design Services, an architectural and design firm. Additionally, he spent eleven years as an industrial engineer, program manager and team leader with Textron Corporation.

Hagood is co-author of the Shingo Prize-winning book, Lean-Led Hospital Design: Creating the Efficient Hospital of the Future, and author of numerous other publications. He has overseen the application of Lean methodologies into the planning, design and construction phases of a wide range of clinical and hospital renovation and construction projects.

Hagood received his M.B.A. from Belmont University's Massey School of Business and is also founding faculty member of the Belmont University Lean Healthcare Certificate Program. In 2013, he was selected a Nashville Healthcare Hero by the Nashville Business Journal. He is currently pursuing his Doctorate in Health Services at the University of Alabama Birmingham. 

About Ryan Search & Consulting
Headquartered in Nashville, Ryan Search & Consulting provides Talent Acquisition and Talent Development services for clients in the architecture, engineering, construction, manufacturing, healthcare, c-store and economic development fields. For more information, www.ryansearch.net or 615-656-3535.

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