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Chief Executive Officer, Abrazo Arrowhead Campus and Abrazo Arizona Heart Hospital - Glendale & Phoenix, AZ

  • Job ID 1705033666
  • Date posted 08/04/2017
  • Facility Tenet Executive Search
Tenet Healthcare Corporation is a diversified healthcare services company with more than 130,000 employees united around a common mission: to help people live happier, healthier lives.  Through its subsidiaries, partnerships and joint ventures, including United Surgical Partners International (USPI), the company operates 79 general acute care hospitals, 20 short-stay surgical hospitals and 470 outpatient centers in the United States, as well as nine facilities in the United Kingdom.  Tenet’s Conifer Health Solutions subsidiary provides technology-enabled performance improvement and health management solutions to hospitals, health systems, integrated delivery networks, physician groups, self-insured organizations and health plans. 

Abrazo Community Health Network

Embracing health: that’s the meaning behind Abrazo. Abrazo embraces the metropolitan Phoenix community’s health. We are committed to helping you achieve health for life.  Abrazo delivers to you the highest levels of quality, personalized health care, while operating six acute care hospitals, two emergency centers, six urgent care centers, several service-specific institutes and centers, and 15 physician medical group offices including primary care, bariatric, cardiology, endocrinology, general surgery and orthopedic offices.

Our five acute care hospitals consist of Abrazo Arrowhead Campus, Abrazo Maryvale Campus, Abrazo Scottsdale Campus, Abrazo Central Campus and Abrazo West Campus.  Each hospital offers a broad range of medical services including internal medical, general surgery, cardiology, orthopedics, obstetrics, women’s health, diagnostic imaging and emergency care.  Our patient services include outpatient surgery, laboratory, radiology and rehabilitation services.  Additionally, our Abrazo Arizona Heart Hospital (a satellite of Abrazo Arrowhead Campus) is known for its distinct reputation as a premier cardiovascular specialty hospital and center of excellence dedicated exclusively to cardiac and cardiovascular care.  Our two emergency centers, Abrazo Peoria Emergency Center and Abrazo Buckeye Emergency Center are available 24/7/365.  You will also find our MedPost urgent care centers in the Gilbert and Laveen neighborhoods.

Abrazo Arrowhead Campus

From the moment you arrive at Abrazo Arrowhead Campus, a 217-bed acute care facility, you will notice there is a personal touch to everything we do.  Whether it’s a friendly volunteer offering you a ride from the parking lot or a nurse taking the time to explain your procedure to a loved one, everyone is here to take care of you. Our philosophy of patient-focused care is why our Glendale neighbors have been coming to us for treatment since 1988.

Key service lines include Da Vinci Robotic Surgery, Diagnostic Imaging, Emergency Services, Heart Care, Hyperbaric Chamber, Imaging, Mazor Robotics Spinal Surgery, Mother & Baby, Oncology, Orthopedics, Rehabilitation Services, Special Care Nursery, Stroke and Vascular Care, Surgical Services, Urology, Women's Health, and Wound Care.

Listed below you will find a few of the awards and distinctions we have earned in the past couple of years.  While earning these awards is not what drives us to deliver the best possible care to the people who walk through our doors, they are a reflection that we take our mission seriously.

American Heart Association & American Stroke Association

Get With The Guidelines - Stroke Gold-Plus Quality Achievement Award- American Heart Association and American Stroke Association recognizes Abrazo Arrowhead Campus (2016) for demonstrating their commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of stroke care by ensuring that patients receive treatment according to national accepted standards and recommendations.

Blue Distinction Center

Abrazo Arrowhead Campus (2016) received the Blue Distinction Center+ Awards for Knee and Hip Replacement and Maternity Care, as well as the Blue Distinction Center Award for Cardiac Care from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona, for meeting national standards for quality and affordability.  

Midas+ Platinum Quality

Top Performing Hospitals in the Midas+ Platinum Quality Award for Excellence in Clinical Outcomes– Abrazo Arrowhead Campus(2015) is a recipient of the award which honors top performers in clinical outcomes at the Midas+ Symposium.

Nation’s 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals

Abrazo Arrowhead Campus  (2013) was named among the nation’s 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals awarded by Truven Health Analytics. The50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitalsis an annual quantitative study that identifies the nation's best providers of cardiovascular service.  Abrazo Arrowhead Campus ​was selected from more than 1,000 hospitals in the United States for achieving superior clinical outcomes.

Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care

Abrazo Arrowhead Campus is accredited by the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care (SCPC)

The Joint Commission

Accredited by The Joint Commission (TJC) on Health Care Organizations – TJC has accredited hospitals for more than 50 years and approximately 88 percent of the nation’s hospitals are currently accredited.

TJC Public Notice for Abrazo Arrowhead Campus Certified Primary Stroke Center by The Joint Commission (TJC) – Abrazo Arrowhead Campusisrecognized as a certified Primary Stroke Center for their exceptional efforts to achieve better outcomes for stroke care. Certification ensures those suffering stroke symptoms will be able to receive the care they need close to home, avoiding a long transport to another hospital when time is of the essence.

The Leapfrog Group

“A” Hospital Safety ScoreSM by The Leapfrog Group– Abrzo Arrowhead Campus (2016) was awarded an "A" for their safety.  The Hospital Safety Score was calculated using publicly available data on patient injuries, medical and medication errors and infections.

Abrazo Arizona Heart Hospital

A heart attack is one of the scariest and most common health problems you can face, and also one of the most treatable. Abrazo Arizona Heart Hospital, a​satellite of Abrazo Arrowhead Campus, has 300 physicians who are dedicated to embracing your healthcare where it is a matter of the heart in a smaller hospital setting that is both attentive and experienced.

When it opened in 1998, Abrazo Arizona Heart Hospital was the first hospital in the U.S. dedicated to heart disease, and it quickly became one of the world’s leading cardiac care centers. We could have expanded into other service lines, but we chose instead to commit ourselves to excellence in heart care. As in 1998, we focus on the heart, and you’ll feel that experience when you walk in our doors.

Abrazo Arizona Heart Hospital’s highly trained staff practices evidence-based treatment and provides personalized care to meet the needs of each of our patients. The hospital’s services include a full range of heart care including:

  • Open Heart Surgery
  • Valve replacement surgery
  • Cardiac Cath lab intervention services
  • Carotid stenting
  • Hybrid Operating Rooms
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • Full range of CT services including CT Angiograms
  • Full range of vascular surgery including endovascular procedures
  • A national leader in Electrophysiology include cardiac ablations for patients with arrhythmia disease

With skilled physicians, state-of-the-art equipment and cutting edge techniques, Abrazo Arizona Heart Hospital is at the forefront of identifying innovative solutions and utilizing research to attack and overcome heart and vascular disease.  Areas of specialty include cardiac ablations treatment for arrhythmia disease, structural heart disease treatments such as valve replacement surgery; and a Vascular Fellowship.  Abrazo Arizona Heart Hospital has received several awards including recognition as one of Truven Top 50 hospitals for Heart Care and it ranked in the top 5 out of Tenet’s 80 hospitals for quality and growth.

We have established dedicated institutes in the treatment of abnormal heart rhythm along with aortic, valvular, congestive heart, coronary and vascular diseases:

Institute for Advanced Aortic Disease

Institute for Cardiac Arrhythmias

Institute for Congestive Heart Failure

Institute for Coronary Artery Disease

Institute for Peripheral Vascular Disease

Institute for Valvular Disease 


Glendale (Arrowhead) and Phoenix (AZ Heart), Arizona.

Reporting Relationships

The Chief Executive Officer of Abrazo Arrowhead Campus and Abrazo Arizona Heart Hospital reports directly to the Market Chief Executive Officer for the Phoenix Market in the Western Region of Tenet Healthcare Corporation.

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 CEO Responsibilities Include

Viewed as focused, in charge, enthusiastic and approachable, the Chief Executive Officer of the facility will be responsible for providing strong leadership for the facility.  He/she will lead by example, setting clear strategies and performance expectations developed in an environment of participation and collaboration with senior management, physicians, and the Advisory Board.


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.





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.

In an effort to provide a more healthy, safe and satisfying environment to our employees, individuals to whom job offers are extended may undergo nicotine testing as a part of the pre-employment process.

Job:  Executive Search
Primary Location:  Glendale, Arizona
Hospital Location:  Tenet Executive Search
Job Type:  Full-time
Shift Type:  Days

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