New Bedford, MA – Southcoast Health seeks a collaborative, visible and progressive cardiology leader to serve as Physician-in-Chief, Cardiology (PIC).
Southcoast Health is one of the largest health systems in Massachusetts, a not-for-profit organization which was created in 1996 as the result of the merger of St. Luke's Health Care System in New Bedford, MA; Charlton Health System in Fall River, MA; and Tobey Health System in Wareham, MA. Southcoast Health also features Southcoast Physicians Group, the region’s largest physician enterprise, and now includes Southcoast Behavioral Health in Dartmouth, MA, which is a joint venture with Acadia Healthcare. The hospitals, which operate under a single license, amounting to 815 beds, provide a full range of primary/secondary services and selected tertiary services such as open-heart surgery.
The PIC will have clinical oversight for cardiovascular services across the health system including cardiology and all associated cardiology sub-specialties, and cardiothoracic and vascular surgery. He/she must be strategically and operationally focused to allow the care centers to flourish clinically and for the health system to increase its reach as the provider of choice throughout Southern Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
The PIC will ensure that the Southcoast’s cardiovascular clinical programs provide coordinated, efficient, high quality care to patients in all care center locations and across the continuum. He/she will understand and practice clinical medicine, articulate the vision of Southcoast Health as a regional leader in cardiovascular care, and motivate and lead others in shared improvement and growth efforts.
The successful candidate will be an accomplished clinical leader who can grow and enhance a collaborative cardiovascular service for the future. He/she will be an individual who has a passion for providing outstanding care, a desire to improve systems and processes to maximize efficiency, a leader to engage clinicians and hold them accountable and a commitment to providing world-class patient care. In addition, the PIC will possess a solid personal values system consistent with the mission, culture and values of Southcoast Health. He/she will be a cardiologist with a medical degree from an accredited school, appropriate board certification and eligibility for medical licensure in the State of Massachusetts.
To find out more, contact Paul Bohne or Sarah Zielke through the office of Dan Dimenstein, preferably via email, to DDimenstein@wittkieffer.com or at 240.644.6032.