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CARTI - President and Chief Executive Officer

Little Rock, AR

Job Description

Cancer center CARTI, based in Little Rock, Arkansas, has retained Witt/Kieffer to aid in the recruitment of a President/CEO.

The President/CEO of CARTI is an outstanding opportunity to lead a world-class free standing cancer center with a new state –of –the art facility. The President/CEO will lead CARTI in the achievement of the strategic plan and goals of the organization as set forth by the Board of Directors. The President/CEO will lead, partner and collaborate with the Board, Executive Team and physician leaders to execute strategy and lead all aspects of the organization including operations, finance, marketing and the Foundation. The selected individual will leverage CARTI’s extensive oncology and imaging capabilities and business insights to achieve strategic growth.

The President/CEO’s initial focus will be ensuring long-term financial sustainability in a dynamic environment to achieve CARTI’s strategy and meet commitments to bond holders. This will include organizational preparation for value-based or bundled reimbursement, which is not currently present in the market. The President/CEO will lead re-alignment of operations under the COO to include physician participation and engagement for effective operational problem solving using a recently formed Joint Operating Committee (JOC). The JOC is composed of a “dyad” leadership model for the three major divisions of the system: medical oncology; radiation oncology; and surgical oncology.

The President/CEO will lead implementation of ongoing identified opportunities for cost reduction and revenue enhancement and ensure CARTI maintains a high performance network of physicians, effective market alignment and a strong referral network.

Additionally the President/CEO is responsible for assuring compliance with all applicable state and federal regulations, developing and maintaining positive and trusted physician relations, assuring the quality and consistency of health care delivery, human capital management, marketing, and community/patient relations.

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 10 years of progressively more responsible administrative leadership experience, preferably in oncology, ambulatory care or healthcare. Experience in a large free-standing cancer center administration or significant oncology service line leadership is ideal. Master’s degree in Health Care Administration, Masters in Business Administration or other related graduate level program is highly desired.

To learn more about this opportunity or to make a nomination or referral, please contact Diane Tanking or Nelson Mann at (917) 209-0331 or


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