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Medical Director, Cath Lab- Baystate Health / UMass

Position Type:
Physician
Date Posted:
06/21/2022
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Springfield, MA

Baystate Health, western Massachusetts’ premier healthcare provider and home to the UMass Chan Medical School – Baystate, is seeking an Interventional Cardiology physician to join our integrated cardiovascular program as the Medical Director, Cardiac Catheterization Lab at Baystate Medical Center (BMC), the largest hospital in western MA and part of the Baystate Health’s network of 4 regional hospitals.

Position Highlights –

- A high volume of procedural referrals upon your arrival and administrative time reserved for this leadership role
- An established team of colleagues including employed and community cardiologists, as well as cardiac and vascular surgeons
- A dyad partnership with an experienced Cath Lab manager, which enables the medical director to focus on quality outcomes; collaboration among the medical staff; schedule optimization; equipment, technology, and processes that support outstanding quality metrics
- A key leadership role within the integrated Heart and Vascular Program
- Faculty appointment at UMASS Chan Medical School - Baystate, commensurate with academic qualifications

The Cardiac Catheterization laboratory at BMC utilizes new and emerging technologies in providing the full complement of diagnostic and interventional cardiac catheterization procedures, including: right and left heart hemodynamic studies; complex percutaneous coronary intervention; peripheral angiography and endovascular interventions; structural heart interventions, such as transcatheter aortic valve replacement and mitral valve repair, and left atrial appendage occlusion; and placement of advanced hemodynamic support devices.

The Baystate Heart and Vascular Program is a highly integrated regional service line that includes cardiology, cardiac surgery and vascular surgery. The Cath Lab at BMC is one of the busiest in the state. A new 8 endo lab suite adjacent to 6 dedicated heart and vascular operating rooms is currently under construction. The Heart and Vascular Program at Baystate Health is nationally recognized and performs over 95% of all PCI and greater than 80% of all cardiac surgeries for the residents of western Massachusetts. The Cath Lab consistently ranks amongst the top 10% nationally for PCI outcomes. BMC serves as the hub for the Western New England Acute MI program, which provides primary PCI to over 350 STEMI patients annually, also with top decile outcomes. Baystate Health's high-volume cardiac surgery, TAVR, CHF, and vascular services are nationally recognized for their outcomes.

Qualifications: BC in interventional cardiology and a proven track record of a strong commitment to medical leadership, collaboration, and quality improvement. Minimum 5 years of high volume procedural experience and progressive management and leadership roles. Candidate should be a strategic thinker with the ability to collaborate, communicate to variety of audiences to drive change and to work as a conduit to unite community providers, employed providers and hospital staff. Interest and experience in complex coronary interventions, cardiogenic shock and/or mechanical support is desirable. Clinical research expertise is also desirable.

For more information please contact:
Melissa Hale, Manager of Physician Recruitment at Baystate Health
413-794-2624 and melissa.hale@baystatehealth.org

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Baystate Health is Massachusetts’ third-largest healthcare system and consistently ranks among the nation’s top hospitals and healthcare organizations. As a not-for-profit, mission-driven, integrated health system, Baystate Health serves a population of more than 750,000 people in communities across western Massachusetts.

With roots dating to the founding of Springfield City Hospital in 1873, Baystate Health has been providing skilled and compassionate health care in the Pioneer Valley for more than 140 years. The organization’s historical foundation and vision for the future has allowed it to become a nationally ranked, award-winning, multi-institutional healthcare system. Recently, Baystate Health was recognized as a Thompson Reuters Top 15 Health System for outstanding clinical performance and quality outcomes.

This is your opportunity to join an organization focused on the future of medicine — one whose physicians and advanced practitioners partner with their patients to ensure a higher state of care and better outcomes. At Baystate Health you’ll experience a deeper sense of compassion, greater breadth of diversity and a never-ending desire to raise the standard of medical excellence, regionally and nationally.

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Our health system resides in Hamden, Hampshire and Franklin counties which are home to nearly 800,000 people. Approximately 90 minutes from Boston, 25 minutes from Hartford, and 60 minutes from Albany, Springfield is at the heart of both the region and New England. Most popular towns chosen as home by our providers include Longmeadow, Wilbraham, Amherst and Northampton.

Many of our providers live in northern Connecticut and southern Vermont and New Hampshire due to our proximity to their borders. The area offers beautiful New England neighborhoods with classic historic homes, abundant recreational activities (skiing, hiking, fishing), proximity to the stunning Berkshires (Tanglewood is a national treasure), and vibrant cultural events. Globally known as a mecca for education, western MA is home to top-notch public schools, private schools such as Deerfield Academy and Northfield Mount Hermon, and prestigious colleges and universities such as UMass Amherst, Smith College, Amherst College and Mount Holyoke. The area has abundant cultural activities and amenities available, such as the four Springfield Museums (Art, History, Science, and Dr. Seuss), Basketball and Volleyball Halls of Fame, Forest Park and Zoo, and Six Flags New England.

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