Executive Search – Vice President Community Patient Services



Calvary Hospital (www.calvaryhospital.org) has retained DCCS to conduct an executive search for a Vice President, Community Patient Services. Founded in 1899, Calvary Hospital is the nation’s only fully accredited acute care specialty hospital exclusively providing palliative care for adult patients with advanced cancer and other life-limiting illnesses.


CalvaryCare currently spans a full system of care across multiple locations within the New York City area for terminal patient needs including:

  • Calvary Hospital Hospice

  • Calvary@Home (Hospice)

  • Calvary Nursing Home Hospice

  • Calvary Hospital (Acute Care)

This is truly an opportunity to “define” Palliative/Hospice Care within the greater NYC area. The potential for growth within the community and its programs and services is limitless! We are seeking a leader who is very strategic and can see what’s in place, and what other programs/services add tremendous value to the continuum of care, to create the model of excellence in care for the patient and the family. Bring your passion and commitment to an enterprise who strives to continue be the best!


Calvary is seeing a continued movement shifting from inpatient Hospice care toward growth in the ambulatory Palliative/ Hospice Care programs. The Vice President, Community Patient Services is currently responsible for the operations of everything other than the inpatient “acute care” side of the enterprise. The focus is the strategy, development, and execution of programs.


Calvary is seeking a strategic and passionate experienced Hospice/Palliative care executive who can assess and develop the strategy, direction, and vision to position Calvary for continued excellence in growing ambulatory services for the future.


An effective candidate will be able to:

  • Engage teams in high quality innovative care, service excellence, and community engagement.

  • Assess and evaluate community needs through extensive outreach efforts and networking.

  • Identify and build additional programs and services to enhance the systems of palliative care.

  • Lead the development of defining palliative/hospice care in the NYC marketplace.

  • A few key attributes and experiences we are seeking include:

  • Extensive experience and knowledge of palliative care and hospice, especially in the outpatient/ambulatory settings.

  • Extensive experience in community outreach including enhancing program brand, developing a strong referral network, building relationships, and leading the operations.

  • A collaborative and transformational leader who will work well with all areas across the enterprise.

Qualifications can include a strong clinical background (nursing or physician) with the abilities and experiences mentioned above or a non-clinician who has the abilities and experiences mentioned above.


Salary is negotiable based upon experience.


If you would like to know more, contact Steve Grace, Partner, DCCS Consulting (in confidence). sgrace@dccsconsulting.com Mobile: 614-531-7012