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Helen Falkner

Regional Vice President, Recruiting

Helen Falkner
As the daughter of a physician and a native of West Des Moines, Iowa, I have witnessed firsthand, the transformation of healthcare and its effects on both the physician and the heartland community. The ever-changing landscape of healthcare makes finding the ‘right’ candidate even more important. The most rewarding part of my job is the opportunity to deliver exceptional physicians to our clients and matching those doctors, and their families, with an organization and community that is the right fit.
  • More than 7 years of leadership experience and over a decade of experience in retained physician search
  • Committed to matching healthcare providers with organizations and communities to enhance patient care and create a positive impact on the greater community
  • Graduated from the University of Iowa with a Bachelor’s in Business and Marketing
  • Joined Jackson Physician Search in 2012

In Helen’s role as a Regional Vice President of Recruiting at Jackson Physician Search, she connects clients with top physician candidates nationwide. The new reality of the healthcare evolution makes finding the right candidate even more important. She makes a significant contribution by matching exceptional physicians and their families to communities and organizations with needs.

Assuming the position of Regional Vice President of Recruiting for JPS’s Western Division in October 2020, Helen enjoys the opportunity to nurture talent and simultaneously spearhead recruitment efforts while providing guidance to a growing team of 16 physician recruiters.

Helen is a recognized thought leader and speaker at regional and national healthcare events. She speaks on physician recruitment, including strategic sourcing and candidate acquisition, interviewing, and incentives and contracts, as well as retention, retirement and succession planning, rural recruitment challenges, and overcoming the physician shortage.

Helen is proud to have been recognized as two-time Recruiter of the Year (2013 and 2020) and multiple-time Recruiter of the Quarter. In 2019, she was humbled to be nominated by her colleagues as the employee who most embodies our company’s core values of Others First, Wisdom, and Growth. Additionally, her recent career achievement award in 2023 underscores her ongoing commitment to excellence.

Helen and her husband, Dustin, reside in Denver, CO. Together, they share a dog, Roxy, and enjoy all that Colorado has to offer from hiking in the summer to skiing in the winter.