Division Chief, Trauma and Acute Care Surgery

  • Southcoast Health
  • , MA

This position has been filled.

Grant Cooper, an executive search firm, is seeking a Division Chief of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery at South coast Health in New Bedford, MA.Southcoast Health is a not-for-profit, community-based health system with multiple access points, offering an integrated continuum of health services throughout southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island. The system includes four hospitals — Charlton Memorial Hospital in Fall River (founded in 1885), St. Luke’s Hospital in New Bedford (founded in 1884) and Tobey Hospital in Wareham (founded in 1938). These hospitals merged on June 9, 1996, to form Southcoast Hospitals Group and operate under a single hospital license, with a total of 815 beds. Southcoast Health now also includes Southcoast Behavioral Health in Dartmouth. In addition to its hospitals and a physician network of more than 450 providers, Southcoast has more than 55 service locations across the South Coast of Massachusetts and Rhode Island. This includes more than 40 physician practices as well as urgent care centers, a Visiting Nurse Association, the Centers for Cancer Care, outpatient surgery centers, and numerous ancillary facilities. Southcoast serves more than 719,000 residents in 33 communities, covering more than 900 square miles.

Position Overview

Southcoast Health is seeking a dynamic trauma surgeon with an interest in surgical critical care to join its employed multispecialty physician’s practice as the Division Chief of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery in the Department of General Surgery. The successful candidate will manage the acute care surgery program and provide clinical leadership as Southcoast works towards Trauma certification. The Division Chief of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery will help recruit two additional acute care surgeons and work with existing medical intensivists to create a comprehensive critical care model. The Division Chief of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery will be clinically supported by a group of more than 450 FTE and enjoy strong support from administrative and clinical physician leadership team members. The surgeon will have dedicated and protected block time as a well-appointed office staff including a dedicated and experienced Advanced Practice Provider to assist with hospital rounding.


  • An MD/DO degree with board certification in Surgery with an additional fellowship in Trauma or Acute Care, and ability to obtain an unrestricted Massachusetts medical license.
  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to advance and develop a superior clinical service.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication and presentation skills for both clinical and non-clinical audiences, in group settings or one-on-one.
  • Expertise in establishing physician relationships combined with the ability to manage an interdisciplinary team while appreciating and fostering collegial and peer participation from all disciplines.
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