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Group Chief Executive Officer, Massachusetts & South Carolina Group

Posted on Feb 4, 2019 by Tenet Executive Search

Worcester, MA 01601
Senior Appointments
Immediate Start
Annual Salary
Massachusetts Market

Metro West Medical Center
(with affiliates) has 299 beds located in Framingham and Natick,
Massachusetts. Key Service Lines include
Pediatrics, Cardiology, Women's Services, and Oncology.

St. Vincent Hospital, a
283-bed facility located in Worcester, Massachusetts. Key Service Lines include Wound Care Center,
Oncology, Stroke Care, CyberKnife, Cardiology, and Robotic Surgery.

South Carolina Market

Coastal Carolina Hospital, a
41-bed facility in Hardeeville, South Carolina.
Key service lines include Joint Commission designated Primary Stroke
Center, Certified Advanced Rehabilitation for COPD, and Women's Pavilion and
Birthing Center.

East Cooper Medical Center, a
140-bed facility in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. Key Service Lines include Comprehensive Spine
Program, Joint Replacement Program, Sports Medicine, and Women's Services.

Hilton Head Hospital, a
93-bed facility in Hilton Head, South Carolina.
Key service lines include Nationally Accredited Breast Health Center and
ACR Breast Imaging Center of Excellence, 5-Star Patient Satisfaction Spine
Center, and Comprehensive Orthopedic Joint and Sports Medicine Center.

Piedmont Medical Center, a
288-bed facility located in Rock Hill, South Carolina. Key Service Lines include Comprehensive
Cardiology Program, Accredited Stroke and Heart Failure Program, Women's
Services, and Spine Program.

Reporting Relationships

The Group Chief Executive Officer,
Massachusetts and South Carolina Group reports directly to the President of
Hospital Operations.


CEO Core Competencies
As a leader in healthcare, Tenet is committed to providing the best possible care to every patient, with a clear focus on quality and service. Strong leadership is essential to delivering on this commitment, and we believe that the quality of our leaders can give us a significant long-term competitive advantage. We want to ensure every current and future leader in Tenet is successful, and we support that through our selection and hiring process and by providing coaching and training to our leaders.

Specific Group CEO
Responsibilities Include

The Group Chief Executive
Officer, Massachusetts and South Carolina Group has overall operational
responsibility for the Massachusetts and South Carolina Group, with direct
oversight of St. Vincent Hospital in Worcester, Massachusetts.

Other responsibilities include:
  • Ensures a positive working relationship with physicians; creates a culture of open progressive communication and mutual understanding between the physicians, facility leadership and employees.
  • Develops and leads a top-notch administrative team.
  • Establishes a sense of mutual 'pride of ownership' among constituencies, including physicians, employees and the community. Nurtures a culture of shared purpose and goals among these groups, fostering greatly improved working relationships and ensuring consistent quality of patient care.
  • Maintains a highly visible presence, interacting constantly with key stakeholders to inform and advise them of strategies, current healthcare trends, legislation and activities. Represents the facility as a vital provider and employer by being an active civic leader in the community.
  • Recruits and retains first-rate physicians to work with the facility.
  • Exhibits strong communication, presentation and listening skills to ensure facility-wide collaboration and coordination, especially concerning physicians, employees and the community.
  • Displays strong business acumen, a sophisticated knowledge of healthcare funding, and experience in competitive marketplaces with the ability to make complex and difficult decisions.
  • In conjunction with the Chief Financial Officer of the facility, the Chief Executive Officer will sign to certify the financials of the facility on a quarterly basis.
  • Appropriately assesses strategic opportunities to enhance the facility's market position.
  • Assures the highest standards of healthcare delivery and outcomes, ensuring a constant patient focus.
  • Shows creativity and judgment in developing and communicating an executable vision that includes new product lines and services, partnerships, and ventures.
  • Continues to build solid, effective relationships with appropriate partners, payors, businesses, customers, and the community at large.
  • Ensures positive employee relations and trust through communication, education, consistency and dependability.
  • Leads the development of progressive physician/facility strategies and executes plans in order to optimize the long-term potential of the facility.
  • Fosters a work climate that attracts quality employees, and provides and promotes the facility as a provider of choice for patients.
  • Demonstrates successes in integrating medical staff and creating opportunities for growth and profitability.
A competitive compensation program will be tailored to the selected candidate. Base salary will be supplemented by a performance bonus and comprehensive, well-rounded benefits program, which includes relocation assistance.

Approximately 25 percent.

An undergraduate degree in Business, Health Care Administration, or related field is required. A Master's degree is strongly preferred.

Required Background Experience
  • Minimum ten to fifteen years of progressive experience in facility or healthcare management, culminating in successfully leading a complex entity in a culturally diverse, competitive urban environment.
  • Demonstrated, sophisticated understanding of healthcare and facility financial matters; a strong, experience-based knowledge of managed care.
  • Experience as a Hospital CEO or senior executive in a proprietary facility, or proven capability to consistently produce positive margins in a complex and competitive environment.
  • A proven background in developing and implementing successful strategies that ensures delivery of high quality, cost effective healthcare. Possesses a verifiable history of engendering growth through increased productivity as well as program development.
  • A strong reputation for sustained, successful, inclusive, trust-based physician relations, and proven success for attracting excellent physicians. The ability to understand physicians' viewpoints and needs, and work strategically with them in the best interest of patients and the facility.
  • A highly effective manager with a demonstrated track record of bold leadership and bringing teams toward full utilization of their talents and abilities to achieve desired business results.
Professional Attributes
  • Must have independent judgment and decision-making capability. Excellent human relations skills.
  • Visionary with the ability to think strategically and possessing the communication and leadership skills to follow through on development plans.
  • Demonstrated success in balancing cost and quality issues and partnering with the medical staff to address productivity and quality improvements.
  • Superior knowledge of healthcare trends and legislation combined with strong business acumen.
  • Track record of active community leadership. The Chief Executive Officer must be a visible, active participant in civic forums representing the facility.
  • Proven ability to provide high quality, cost effective care through innovation, reputation and positive employee and physician relations.
Personal Attributes
  • The ability to communicate effectively with diverse constituencies and to deliver high quality written and verbal presentations. Astute interpersonal, public relations and negotiating skills. Excellent interpersonal skills; and a dedicated listener.
  • One who encourages feedback and collaborative efforts in his/her staff in order to promote a higher standard of patient care, cost effective delivery of services, and a team-oriented culture.
  • An individual of highest personal and professional integrity, principle and knowledge, earning respect and support when making difficult decisions and choices. Able to establish immediate credibility with peers, senior leadership, medical staff, and the Board.
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