Vice President of Care Transitions for Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Vice President of Care Transitions for Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

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Tyler & Company is pleased to announce we have been retained for an exciting search for a Vice President of Care Transitions for Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

This is an exciting opportunity to oversee the Care Transitions functions across the health care continuum of the Penn State Hershey Medical Center and the Academic Practice Division of the Medical Group in collaboration with associated partners across the system, and community organizations. This work includes the integration of Acute Care Social Work and Care Coordination, Utilization Management, Outpatient Adult Care Management, and Outpatient Pediatric Care Management. In addition to daily oversight of operations, this person will partner with Revenue Cycle and Clinical leadership to create patient centric processes and interdisciplinary relationships that result in seamless patient care.

The Organization

Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

The Medical Center, $1.9 Billion in net revenue and licensed for 548 beds, is located on the main campus in Hershey and is a full-service, quaternary care hospital with all major services represented in both pediatric and adult medicine.  In FY 2017, there were nearly 29,000 admissions, more than 1.1 million outpatient clinic visits, approximately 75,000 emergency room visits, and more than 33,000 surgical procedures. With an existing capital projects budget of $98 million, PSHMC is currently completing a $200 million expansion project of Penn State Children’s Hospital, combined with the renovations of select areas of the Adult Hospital. PSHMC is projected to add three new floors to the Children’s Hospital and to transfer specific services from the Adult Hospital to the Children’s Hospital.  The adult service being transferred will allow for new critical care and acute medical/surgical units.  The first phase of adding three additional floors to the Children’s Hospital is scheduled to be completed in 2020. In addition to this, another $40 million is invested in further expansion projects within their Emergency Department.  PSHMC’s served community has a payer mix of roughly 50% commercial, 20% Medicaid, and 29% utilizing Medicare.

The Medical Center is the centerpiece of Penn State Health, a growing multi-hospital health system serving patients and communities across 29 counties in central Pennsylvania.

U.S. News & World Report has recognized PSHMC as one of the best hospitals for 2018-19 in gastroenterology and GI surgery and orthopedics. The Medical Center was also recognized as “high performing” in seven additional specialties: cancer, cardiology and heart surgery, geriatrics, nephrology, neurology and neurosurgery, pulmonology and lung surgery, and urology. It was also listed as “high performing” in six of nine adult procedures and conditions.

The Opportunity

The Vice President of Care Transitions is the senior leader over care transitions for MSHMC Academic Practice Divison patients that includes coordination of throughput to the hospital and ambulatory practices, informed decision support on authorization approvals for patient encounters, and case management for patients that transition to  the community to enhance outcomes and prevent readmissions. The VP is also responsible for building relationships and creating partnerships with community organizations and Penn State Health  quality partners.

This VP, Care Transitions reports directly to the Senior Vice President/Chief Nursing Officer in a triad with the Senior Vice President/Chief Medical Officer and the Vice President Revenue Cycle. There are five direct reports: Manager Care Coordination, Manager Social Work, Manager Utilization Management, Manager Outpatient Care Management and Manager Pediatric Care Management with approximately 200 indirect reports.

The Candidate

The successful candidate must have a minimum of ten years care management/utilization management and/or related experience within a hospital and/or ambulatory setting along with seven years progressive leadership experience in healthcare.  In addition, a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing is required, as well as a Master’s Degree a Health related or Business field. Certification in Case Management is strongly preferred.

The Community

Hershey is a thriving suburban town of approximately 20,000, in a metropolitan area of approximately 400,000 in one of the fastest growing regions of the state. Surrounded by diverse communities such as Harrisburg, Lebanon, and Lancaster, and less than 95 miles from Philadelphia and Baltimore, it provides residents and visitors with employment, cultural, and recreational opportunities that are attractive to people of all backgrounds. Central Pennsylvania’s second largest industry, Hershey Foods Corporation, is also headquartered in Hershey.

~A strong base salary, incentive plan, relocation and executive benefits package is offered~

View the Position Specification for more information.

If you know someone who may be interested, please contact:

Wendy Siegel, Tyler & Company

All inquiries will be handled confidentially.

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