Former Cone Health CEO Joins Cielo Healthcare Advisory Board

BROOKFIELD, WI – February 7, 2017 – Cielo Healthcare (formerly Pinstripe Healthcare), the world’s leading provider of Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) solutions for the healthcare industry, today announced the appointment of Tim Rice to its Healthcare Advisory Board.

“Cielo Healthcare is making big changes in the way we hire, train and develop talent in healthcare. I’m excited to use the knowledge I have gained over the years to improve the patient experience with this company,” said Rice.

“As a respected healthcare executive and former client of Cielo Healthcare, Tim brings an important perspective to our advisory board. His blend of relevant expertise with a firsthand understanding of the value Cielo Healthcare offers will help us develop even more customized solutions to today’s healthcare challenges,” said Jill Schwieters, President of Cielo Healthcare.

Tim was born and raised in Washington state. He attended Washington State University, graduating with a degree in pharmacy and later a residency in clinical pharmacy. He began his healthcare career as a pharmacist at Cone Health’s Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital in Greensboro, N.C., in 1978, progressing into a position managing several aspects of the operation of the pharmacy department. He pursued a graduate degree in health administration at Duke University and returned to Cone Health in various management roles, primarily with product line responsibilities for various centers of excellence.

In 1992, he was promoted to Executive Vice President of the Health Services Division of Cone Health, where he led the organization's efforts developing non-acute care services, including nursing homes, home care, hospice, outpatient surgery, physician office developments and other outpatient entities. In 1997, Tim became the Executive Vice President of Moses Cone Memorial Hospital. In this role, he led the 547-bed teaching facility, which provides tertiary services for the Greensboro and surrounding areas. Tim served as Chief Operating Officer of Cone Health from 2001-2004, when he was responsible for the network’s five acute care hospitals. He was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Cone Health in August 2004. He retired to the position of CEO Emeritus in October 2014.

Tim has had a long career in healthcare leadership. He has served as Chair, North Carolina Hospital Association; Chair, The Greensboro Partnership; Chair, VHA Southern Atlantic and on numerous other community and healthcare boards. He currently serves on the boards of the North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, the Center for Creative Leadership and the Piedmont Triad Partnership. He serves nationally on the Board of Directors of The Joint Commission, the Committee for Economic Development, and serves as President and Board Chair for the National Center for Healthcare Leadership. He is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Tim received the Thomas Z. Osborne Distinguished Citizen Award for 2011 from the Greensboro Partnership, an organization made up of the Greensboro Chamber of Commerce, Greensboro Economic Development Alliance and Action Greensboro. He received the Distinguished Service Award for 2012 from the North Carolina Hospital Association, which is the highest honor for the Association, and in 2015 received the American Hospital Association’s Board of Trustees Award.

Tim and his wife, Carolynn, live in Greensboro. They have two children and three grandchildren.

About the Cielo Healthcare Advisory Board
The Cielo Healthcare Advisory Board was assembled with the goal of facilitating an executive idea exchange among experts and visionaries. This prominent group of executives provides insights, strategic leadership and deepens Cielo’s uncontested healthcare expertise in the RPO industry. A detailed listing of our Advisory Board can be found at

About Cielo Healthcare
Cielo Healthcare is the world’s leading provider of Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) solutions for the healthcare industry. Cielo Healthcare leverages its deep healthcare expertise, customized, innovative solutions and entrepreneurial agility to enable healthcare organizations to improve quality and reduce the cost of care. Cielo Healthcare knows that talent is rising – and with it, the healthcare industry’s opportunity to rise above. For more information, visit