Children’s Hospital, Healthcare

Vice President, Patient Experience, Northern Market

  • Children's Health
  • Dallas, TX

This position has been filled.

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 Medical 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, Patient Experience, Northern Market is responsible for developing, leading, monitoring, and modifying the Children’s Health, Northern Market approach to excellence in patient, family, and guest services. This key leader will design, develop, and oversee the implementation of the campus strategic initiatives for patient/family experience and satisfaction to create a culture of patient experience excellence. This newly created position will work in collaboration with the system Vice President, Patient Experience; Northern Market executive leadership; and patient/family advisory councils to create a seamless approach to service excellence. The Vice President, Patient Experience, Northern Market will lead various operational teams which may include areas such as Spiritual Care, Child Life, Language Access Services, Volunteer & Guest Services, as well as other teams within the Northern Market.  This position will also champion and foster an environment that is inclusive, supportive, and enables staff to provide the best possible patient/family experience.


  • Proven track record of creating and or implementing comprehensive experience transformation plans for both clinical and non-clinical areas of large enterprises.
  • Results-oriented approach with the ability to translate the overall objectives of the organization into quantitative/quantifiable experience plans and outcomes.
  • Ability to analyze and translate complex organizational data and consumer-driven data into actionable recommendations, strategies, and tactics.
  • Proven depth advancing patient experience in a highly competitive 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.
  • Understanding of how a children’s organization might differ from an adult setting.
  • Ideally 5 years or more patient/customer experience as well as 2-3 years leading patient/customer experience in healthcare preferred.
  • Deep knowledge of the customer experience space, inclusive of service-industry background.
  • 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.
  • Bachelor’s degree required; master’s preferred.
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