Children’s Hospital, Healthcare

Vice President, Clinical Programs, Northern Market

  • Children's Health
  • Dallas, TX

Children’s Health℠ is committed to making life better for children. As one of the largest and most prestigious pediatric health care providers in the country and the leading pediatric health care system in North Texas, Children’s Health cares for children through more than 750,000 patient visits annually. The Children’s Health system includes its flagship hospital, Children’s Medical Center Dallas, as well as Children’s Medical Center Plano (Northern Market), Our Children’s House inpatient rehabilitation hospital, the Children’s Health Care Network, specialty centers, rehabilitation facilities and physician services. Children’s Health also serves the community with a growing network of more than 320 private pediatricians and pediatric specialists, as well as multiple programs and initiatives that reach children in community centers, schools and in their homes. Children’s Health continues to be the only North Texas organization to be ranked in 10 out of 10 pediatric specialties by U.S. News & World Report. Through its academic affiliation with UT Southwestern Medical Center, Children’s Health is a leader in life-changing treatments, innovative technology, and ground-breaking research. This affiliation led to establishing the Children’s Medical Center Research Institute in 2011, committed to pursuing research in regenerative medicine, cancer biology and metabolism.

New expansion to open 2024

Children’s Health, Northern Market is poised for significant growth and expansion to meet the growing population needs in Plano and the northern service area. In October 2021, Children’s Health, Northern Market broke ground on a new, eight-story tower that will be home to 133 new patient beds, for a total of 212-beds. This will expand our number of patient beds by more than 300% and ensure we can keep offering the same outstanding, convenient care as more and more families arrive here and turn to us. The expansion will include a seven-floor, 300,000 square foot medical tower with all private rooms, to be completed in 2024. Expanded specialty services will include cardiology, oncology, gastroenterology, orthopedics, and neurology; and a doubling of the number of current PICU beds. Children’s Health, Northern Market anticipates advancing to a Level II Trauma designation by 2024.

Position Overview:

The Vice President, Clinical Programs, Northern Market is responsible for leading, facilitating and implementing growth of key clinical programs across the campus and market, both in direct and matrix reporting relationships.  Responsibilities will include operational oversight for key clinical service lines and creation of new service lines complete with strategic aims, goals, and measures of success. Leadership responsibilities will involve quality, adherence to all regulatory, compliance and legal standards, financial accountability, key performance measures, and budgetary accountability and personnel management. The Vice President, Clinical Programs, Northern Market is also responsible for strategic planning in partnership with system strategy and market executives. This position will also implement tactics to improve US News and World Report ranking across all specialties within the market portfolio. This role will collaborate with other executives, service line leaders and operational leaders to enhance and grow services, and partner with physician leaders and cross-functional departments including but not limited to: Marketing, Outreach, Environmental Services (EVS), Planning, Design and Construction, HR, and IT to implement system wide initiatives.


  • Proven track-record of service line operational leadership; service line development and advancement; and the ability to implement comprehensive transformation for both clinical and non-clinical areas across the continuum of care.
  • Ideally 5 years or leading a complex service line or multiple service lines, with growth and market share improvement year over year.
  • Proven depth advancing service lines in a highly competitive healthcare environment.
  • Results oriented approach with the ability to translate the overall objectives of the organization into actionable quantitative/quantifiable experience plans and outcomes.
  • Progressively responsible professional work experience in strategic program development, change management, performance improvement and/or management consulting in a highly- complex healthcare environment.
  • Outstanding communication skills, able to convey the complex in ways that are understandable and relatable.
  • Passion for people, patients, and community. Appreciation of the importance of inclusive leadership and devotion to diversity and inclusion.
  • Understanding of how a children’s organization might differ from an adult setting.
  • Demonstrated skills working cross-organizationally and directly leading initiatives as well as influencing other leaders. Proven ability working with diverse groups of stakeholders in and around the process of leading change. Strong collaborator and consensus builder.
  • Demonstrate selfless service (serve others with an enthusiastic spirit), passionate advocacy (stand as a champion for children), commitment to excellence (drive innovation and quality care to maximize outcomes) and unwavering integrity (create an environment of trust through honesty, transparency, and authenticity).
  • Bachelor’s degree required; masters preferred.
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