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Executive Director - Stamford Health Bennett Cancer Center & Oncology Service Line

Position Overview:

Stamford Health, in partnership with Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, has engaged InTrust Partners to lead a national search for the next Executive Director of Stamford Health’s Bennett Cancer Center & Oncology Service Line. Stamford Health is an independent, financially strong, Magnet-designated and growing health system located in beautiful Stamford, CT, just 40 minutes from New York City. In November 2020, Stamford Health and Dana-Farber/Brigham & Women’s Hospital announced a first-of-a kind partnership with a shared commitment to growth, clinical integration and enhanced quality care for patients of the Bennet Cancer Center and the Stamford region.

The Executive Director will report to the Stamford Health System COO with a dotted line to the System CNO and serve as the health system’s top strategic, growth, and operational leader for cancer care charged with driving innovative program growth, expanding the Stamford and Dana-Farber brands locally, achieving the milestones and goals of the Stamford and Dana-Farber/Brigham & Women’s partnership agreement, and overseeing the day-to-day operations of the Cancer Center to ensure consistent delivery of high-quality, patient-centered care.

Stamford Health is seeking a visionary leader with proven ability to lead one of the system’s premier service lines and is offering a very competitive compensation package that matches the level of leadership experience and expertise desired for this role. This is truly a career-defining opportunity to lead one of the most innovative approaches to providing world-class cancer care in a community hospital working in close partnership with Dana-Farber, currently ranked #3 globally in oncology by Newsweek, and an exceptional and deeply committed group of physicians, nursing leaders, clinical staff, and executive colleagues at Stamford Health.

Education & Experience Requirements:

  • An RN or Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a Master’s Degree in Nursing, Health Administration or Business Administration is required.
  • Ten or more years of progressive healthcare leadership experience in hospitals and health systems is required with at least five years in cancer-related leadership roles.

About Stamford Health Care & The Bennett Cancer Center:

As Connecticut’s fifth largest health system, Stamford Health Care is an independent, not-for-profit system dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of residents living in Stamford and Lower Fairfield County. The system is comprised of Stamford Hospital, Stamford Health Medical Group, Stamford Hospital Foundation, and Stamford Health Outpatient Services.

Reconstructed and expanded in 2016, Stamford Hospital is Connecticut’s newest facility. This 640,000 square foot, 305-licensed bed, Level II Trauma Tertiary Referral Center, is twice Magnet designated and is the state’s first LEE-certified hospital and a Planetree Gold Certified Person-Centered Hospital—one of only seven in the world to attain this distinction. Stamford Hospital has earned a 5-star CMS rating and is the only hospital in Fairfield County to receive an “A” grade from The Leapfrog Group. As an academic hospital, Stamford Health is a teaching affiliate of the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. With more than 750 medical staff members, the hospital offers care across all major medical and surgical specialties and has four signature services including the Bennett Cancer Center, the Orthopedic & Spine Institute, the Heart & Vascular Institute, and Women’s & Children’s Health.

Established in 1992, Stamford Health’s Bennett Cancer Center was Connecticut’s first community cancer center and offers a superior level of clinical care with access to world-class physicians, skilled nurses, and the latest in treatment options and supportive services. Located on the campus of Stamford Hospital, the Center provides comprehensive care close to home with a commitment to a holistic approach to healing.

The Bennett Cancer Center provides a multidisciplinary approach for a wide range of cancer diagnoses. The major components of the Center include Medical Oncology, Radiation Therapy, Surgical Oncology & Pathology, Nurse Navigation, Research & Clinical Trials, Cancer Genetics, and Supportive Services.

In July 2016, the Bennett Cancer Center became the first hospital in Connecticut to join the Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Care (DF/BWCC) Collaborative. In November 2020, they formally announced an exclusive expanded collaboration to increase access to DF/BWCC world-leading cancer standards and protocols to lower Fairfield County.

The Locale—Stamford, Connecticut:

Stamford has grown to become Connecticut’s second largest city and is often called the “Gateway to Connecticut” for its proximity to New York City. This connectivity has allowed Stamford residents to enjoy all the amenities, historic charm, and natural beauty of this coastal city while being able to easily travel to many of the nation’s largest cities.

Stamford’s dominant economic sections include financial services, tourism, information technology, healthcare, telecommunications, transportation, and retail. It boasts one of the highest concentration of corporations in the nation and now has the largest financial district in the New York metro region outside of NYC.

Stamford is a city rich in history, cultural diversity, and offers a superb quality of life with great schools and a multitude of living options from downtown lofts overlooking the Stamford harbor to historic homes along tree-lined streets. It ranks as one of the safest cities and highest educated cities in the country. It is the ideal location for those who enjoy four distinct seasons with long hot summers and cool to cold winters.


For more information or to confidentially discuss this position, please contact:

Kate Schmitz, Senior Search Consultant - InTrust Partners Executive Search
864-608-1750 | KSchmitz@InTrustPartners.com

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