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Vice President Operations

Posted January 11, 2018

Company: Southcoast Health System
Location: Fall River, MA

This newly created position is responsible for the operation of business lines that are strategically critical components of Southcoast Health, a not-for-profit health system that includes three Massachusetts hospitals: St. Luke’s Hospital in New Bedford, Charlton Memorial Hospital in Fall River, and Tobey Hospital in Wareham, as well as urgent care centers, cancer centers, rehabilitation, lab and VNA, and a number of physician practices throughout the South Coast region and Rhode Island.

Reporting to the Executive VP/Chief Operating Officer of Southcoast Health, the VP, Operations will assume responsibility for the system-wide operation of imaging, laboratory, pharmacy, respiratory, cardiac testing and rehabilitation.  In all, the VP will have responsibility for $830 million in revenue, and 1,000 FTEs in 89 locations.

The ideal candidate for the VP, Operations is a farsighted leader with at least seven to ten years of experience successfully leading operation and growth of multi-functional, multi-location clinical/ancillary service lines. Experience leading broad scale operations and/or driving change in a health care system is important. Master’s education is highly valued, as is experience with Lean, Six Sigma, or other performance improvement methodologies. S/he must have expertise in data analysis and management and be able to produce analytical assessments to guide program development and direction.

S/he must be project the executive presence and leadership credibility to sponsor and shepherd system-wide projects, and possess a farsighted vision that incorporates long-range strategy with a practical, hands-on understanding of day-to-day operations. A big-picture, system-wide appreciation of the impact of the service lines is essential. Strong financial skills and keen business sense is imperative.

The right candidate must be action-oriented, responsive, and responsible. The VP, Operations must have exceptional people skills, be able to work effectively “across” a system that has a diverse, multicultural workforce, including physicians.  The VP, Operations must be a visible community presence, poised diplomat, and exceptional communicator.  Having business-building experience/ability is important.  

For a full Position Specification, please visit our Current Engagements section at Interested parties send resume and cover letter to For additional questions please contact Janet Clifford at 781.938.1975. All contact with ZurickDavis will remain confidential.

Southcoast Health is firmly committed to providing equal employment opportunity. Southcoast Health does not discriminate in either their hiring practices or their employment practices on the basis of race, color, gender, age, national origin, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, disability, military status, sexual orientation, genetic information or physical characteristics. It is integral to their mission and vision that they provide a work environment that actively provides respect, dignity and equal participation, and facilitates job performance, job satisfaction and excellent patient care.

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