Location: Burlington, MA
Job ID: 170697-1A
Date Posted: Sep 16, 2021
Welcome to Beth Israel Lahey Health. We are a new health care system that brings together academic medical centers and teaching hospitals, community and specialty hospitals, more than 4,000 physicians and 35,000 employees in a shared mission to expand access to great care and advance the science and practice of medicine through groundbreaking research and education.
About the Job
The Vice President (VP) of Network Development and Affiliations will be responsible for leading and managing BILH’s network of strategic affiliations and alliances.
BILH is proud to partner with organizations throughout the New England region and beyond – ranging from multi-specialty physician groups to community hospitals and health systems – to strengthen community-based care, advance innovation and discovery, and achieve value for the patients and communities we serve.
BILH’s key strategic affiliations include:
Cambridge Health Alliance
Lawrence General Hospital
HCA Parkland Medical Center and Portsmouth Regional Hospital
Hebrew Senior Life
The VP of Network Development and Affiliations will act as the principal liaison and relationship manager between BILH system and business unit leadership and affiliate organization leadership to ensure progress against shared objectives. In collaboration with affiliates, the position will be responsible for defining, advancing, and measuring key strategic initiatives over a multi-year timeframe in areas such as joint program development, specialty and primary care recruitment and collaboration, regional planning, network-wide care coordination, access to tertiary and quaternary services, joint clinical research and graduate medical education, community investment, and co-branding/co-marketing.
The VP of Network Development and Affiliations will serve a key senior management role within the BILH Office of Strategy, reporting directly to the BILH Chief Strategy Officer. The position will oversee a talented team of network development professionals, including approximately five direct and indirect reports.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities including but not limited to:
Development and implementation of multi-year priorities, initiatives, and commitments associated with each partnership, in collaboration with BILH and affiliate leadership
Development of medical and surgical subspecialty service agreements—as well as primary care agreements—to meet partnership needs, working with Harvard Medical Faculty Physicians, Lahey Clinic physicians, and BILH Primary Care as appropriate
Deployment and coordination of health system infrastructure – including patient access, scheduling, electronic health record interoperability, and provider-to-provider communication—to ensure optimal service levels and access to hospital and ambulatory care for partner organizations
Oversight and leadership of multi-stakeholder regional planning tied to selected strategic affiliations
Negotiation and renewal of strategic affiliations
Work closely with Diversity, Equity and Inclusion – including Community Benefits, which oversees Community Health Center relationships – to ensure alignment of goals and progress toward health equity and community impact objectives.
Master’s degree in business administration, healthcare management, public health or related fields
Master’s Degree in business, finance, healthcare administration, or related field preferred.
Skills, Knowledge & Abilities:
10- 15 years of progressive leadership experience, with a successful track record in managing complex change initiatives in a healthcare environment required.
Excellent relationship management skills.
Demonstrated ability to work effectively and collaboratively with diverse stakeholders to drive outcomes.
Successful track record of innovation and business development.
Beth Israel Lahey Health is dedicated to improving health and wellness and making a difference in the lives of our patients, their families and all members of the communities we serve. Formed in March 2019, Beth Israel Lahey Health is a patient-centered, integrated care delivery system providing a continuum of services spanning academic, tertiary and community hospitals, dedicated orthopedic and psychiatric hospitals, primary and specialty care, community acute care, ambulatory care, behavioral services and home health. Beth Israel Lahey Health Performance Network is a unified joint contracting and population health management organization, jointly governed by participating physicians and hospitals.
Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans.