Executive Director and Physician in Chief, Norton Cancer Institute

  • Norton Healthcare
  • , KY

This position has been filled.

As a four-time winner of the prestigious Press-Ganey Summit Award for excellence in patient care, Norton Cancer Institute’s mission is to blend comprehensive healing, compassion, and hope for patients and their families. Norton’s team of experts is dedicated to offering patients’ confidence and the latest in care techniques through a multidisciplinary approach to advanced cancer prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and survivorship. Norton Cancer Institute offers a broad range of cancer specialists, services, and programs, including the da Vinci minimally invasive surgical system; a $1 million Mobile Prevention Center; and cancer radiation centers offering state-of-the-art stereotactic radiosurgery (Novalis Tx, TrueBeam STx) and advanced brachytherapy technologies such as MammoSite. Norton Cancer Institute also provides extensive educational, physical and emotional support services, as well as industry-leading cancer research studies and clinical trials. Norton Cancer Institute is designated by the American College of Surgeons as the only accredited Integrated Network Program in Kentucky. Norton Cancer Institute was a participating site for the National Cancer Institute’s Community Cancer Centers Program until it was discontinued in 2014.

Position Overview

The Executive Director and Physician-in-Chief of Norton Cancer Institute (NCI), will serve as Norton Healthcare’s senior adult cancer operations and strategic leader. Working collaboratively with the Medical Director and executive team of NCI, which report to him/her, the Executive Director and Physician-in-Chief will develop a leadership model that guides the development of short and long-term program planning; encourages engagement among physicians, staff, and hospital and system leadership; drives strategies for continuous operational and clinical improvement; sets and achieves measurable strategic, operational and financial objectives; and ensures patient satisfaction and overall quality of the cancer programs. S/he will actively contribute to shaping the entire enterprise and creating an operation and culture that focuses on patient-centered, high quality and efficient care, enhancing a world-class model for cancer care both operationally and clinically. The position reports to Norton Healthcare’s System Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer.


  • Board Certified in an oncologic specialty and eligible for licensure in the State of Kentucky.
  • Prior leadership position such as a Cancer Center Director or Division Chair in a fully integrated community oncology program, an academic medical center or NCI-designated cancer center.
  • The successful candidate will have excellent strategic planning skills with a unique blend of clinical and business savvy that facilitates strong relationships among administrative and physician leaders across departments and disciplines.
  • The successful candidate will be someone who is viewed as a natural leader, able to inspire confidence and promote creativity and vision; and whose interpersonal skills and style drive operational innovation and influence development and change across the entire system.
  • It is desirable the candidate will have a working knowledge of quality improvement methods such as Lean and/or Six Sigma, and how to apply them.
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