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Senior Vice President, Hospital Transformation

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School

March 18, 2024
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI) seeks an innovative, collaborative, mission-aligned and strategic leader to serve in the newly created role of Senior Vice President, Hospital Transformation. Reporting to Dr. Laurie H. Glimcher, President & CEO, and Dr. William Hahn, EVP & COO, this SVP will oversee transition planning and execution of a new collaboration with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and will spearhead the planning and construction of the proposed Dana-Farber Cancer Institute free-standing, 300 bed, adult inpatient New Cancer Hospital. This highly visible and impactful leader will be accountable for managing a $1.6 billion capital budget; building the multi-million-dollar operating budget with eventual oversight of a significant number of direct and indirect FTEs; advancing all aspects of the DFCI and BIMC partnership to include operationalizing the affiliation between both organizations; and working closely with each institution’s executive leadership, Trustees, faculty and staff, Patient and Family Advisory Committee, and other key constituents.

Founded in Boston in 1947, Dana-Farber is a principal teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School and an NCI designated Comprehensive Cancer Center that develops and disseminates innovative patient therapies and scientific discoveries throughout the world. Dana-Farber’s faculty work closely together to offer pediatric and adult patients high-quality coordinated care and the latest therapies and strategies. Dana-Farner Cancer Institute is the only hospital ranked in the top four nationally by U.S. News and World Report in both adult and pediatric cancer care, is one of the largest recipients of grant funding from the National Cancer Institute, and its investigators played a substantial role in developing more than half (51%) of all cancer drugs approved by the FDA in the last five years.

Position Description:
The SVP, Hospital Transformation has the responsibility for leading, developing, and executing the planning and start-up of the proposed 300-bed New Cancer Hospital. This includes:

·       Spearheading the DFCI and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center joint development and execution of strategy for cancer care.

·       Oversight of the New Cancer Hospital construction project delivery team.

·       Management of $1.6B capital project budget and schedule and leading all aspects of plan for care delivery processes and systems.

·       Creating and stewarding the New Cancer Hospital operating budget.

·       Directing the operational integration that ensures seamless transitions of care.

·       Overseeing regulatory compliance in acquisition of New Cancer Hospital operating license and for related programmatic accreditation start up and maintenance.

·       Team management including staff recruitment, retention and development and monitoring performance.


·       MBA, MHA, MPH, or equivalent degree required.

·       Minimum of 10-15 years professional experience in hospital operations, hospital administration/management experience required, preferably in an academic medical center, cancer center or health system.

·       Proven leadership with demonstrated excellence in collaboration, communication, presentation skills, influence, relationships, and the ability to deliver superior execution across large scale, and highly matrix operations.

Salary will be commensurate with experience and will take into consideration a base midpoint of $550K. Significant bonus potential, relocation, and a generous benefits package will be offered.

Please direct all CVs, inquiries, and recommendations in confidence to:

Betsy Mullenix
Senior Search Associate
Grant Cooper | Diversified Search Group
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