Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer | Phillips DiPisa on behalf of Heywood Healthcare

17 Jul 2019 10:57 AM | Anonymous

Position Description: Heywood Healthcare seeks a dynamic finance executive to join the organization as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. This key senior leader is responsible for the financial stewardship and direction for Heywood Healthcare and its entities through effective business leadership, strategy development, internal controls, operating and capital budget development, strategic financial planning, monitoring and management.

Heywood Healthcare is an independent, $160M community owned healthcare system, comprised of Heywood Hospital, a 134-bed non-profit, acute care hospital located in Gardner, Massachusetts; Athol Hospital, a 21-bed critical access hospital located in Athol, Massachusetts; Heywood Medical Group, with over 50 physicians and advanced practice providers located throughout the region; The Quabbin Retreat, a behavioral health and addiction treatment campus in Petersham, Massachusetts; Heywood Rehabilitation Center in Gardner; and the Winchendon Health Center and Murdock School-based Health Center in Winchendon, Massachusetts.

The CFO will function as a strategic partner to the Chief Executive Officer and to the executive leadership team. The CFO will establish strong relationships throughout Heywood Healthcare in order to promote teamwork; he/she will drive business initiatives and lead the finance function to provide proactive guidance, consultation and support to the operations team in the attainment of their business objectives and financial performance commitments. The CFO will be responsible for monitoring and managing the financial performance of the organization and its operations through metrics and benchmarks. He/she will lead Heywood Healthcare in the realization of improved and responsive business analysis, planning, and controls in order to provide actionable solutions to the demands of today’s rapidly changing healthcare environment.

The CFO plays an active role with the Board of Trustees. In addition to staffing the Board Finance Committee, the CFO interacts with the Board at large and directly with most other committees.

While maintaining the high quality and accuracy of the organization’s internal financial and accounting control systems, the CFO will be called on to provide financial leadership, creativity, and vision. He/she will focus on critical financial issues, develop a clear picture, and work with the team to develop accurate reporting. The CFO will help to better position this complex healthcare organization in achieving its strategic objectives.

The Chief Financial Officer must be strategic in perspective, yet have a firm handle on finance operations, understand the business of healthcare services delivery, and desire a strong operational role in the business. The Chief Financial Officer will provide the vision and leadership for all company financial planning and activities supporting business. Specific requirements include:

  • A bachelor’s degree in an appropriate discipline (accounting/finance) is required. A CPA and a master’s degree is preferred.
  • Ten years or more of site-level or system-level senior financial management experience within a large, complex, multi-institutional healthcare provider organization.
  • Knowledge of the healthcare environment and key issues associated with hospitals, ambulatory care and physician alignment, and ACOs in addition to an in-depth knowledge of all aspects of healthcare finance and strategic financial planning.
  • Financial leadership experience within a hospital is necessary; working in union environment is critical.


Claire Connolly
Phillips DiPisa
781-749-6410 (p)