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Massachusetts Health and Hospital Association - President and Chief Executive Officer

Burlington, MA

Job Description

The Massachusetts Health & Hospital Association (MHA), a recognized Massachusetts advocate for the collective interests of its member hospitals and health systems, has retained Witt/Kieffer to aid in the recruitment of the President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

Founded in 1936, MHA proudly represents the rich culture of advanced medicine and compassionate care that are the embodiment of the hospitals in the Commonwealth. MHA is comprised of 78 licensed member hospitals, many of which are organized within 28 member health systems, as well as 45 physician organizations, interested individuals and other healthcare stakeholders.  Through leadership in public advocacy, education, and information, MHA represents and advocates for its members, and supports their efforts to provide high quality, cost effective, and accessible care.

The President and CEO will lead MHA members in a cohesive effort to develop policy and advocacy positions at both the state and federal level that address the needs of their patients and caregivers. In addition, developing a spirit of commitment, comraderie and common purpose will be essential to the success of this leader and to the Association. While attention must be paid to the effective administrative operation of the Association and its staff, a significant preponderance of time will be spent in external relations and member service and engagement. The ability to build relationships with a broad base of constituents with similar but not identical missions will be key.
Candidates should have a minimum of ten years experience at the senior management level of a health care trade association, health care provider or policy organization, or other related entity.  Demonstrated experience in advocacy and knowledge in healthcare delivery is required. With Massachusetts on the leading edge of national healthcare reform, and members ranging from critical access hospitals to some of the nation’s pre-eminent teaching and research institutions, MHA is seeking a dynamic, transformational leader who can further elevate MHA’s critical role in the changing healthcare landscape.  Candidates must exhibit a passion for the mission of hospitals and the improvement of public health. An affinity for and success working within the political process is essential for success.
Interested parties should direct all communications to the consultants supporting this search, Paul Bohne, Kimberly Smith or Tom Quinn, at or (678) 302-1565.

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