Lifespan, Rhode Island's first and largest health system, was founded in 1994 by Rhode Island Hospital and The Miriam Hospital. A comprehensive, integrated, academic health system affiliated with The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Lifespan's present partners also include Rhode Island Hospital's pediatric division, Hasbro Children's Hospital; Bradley Hospital; Newport Hospital; and Gateway Healthcare. A not-for-profit organization, Lifespan is overseen by a board of volunteer community leaders who are guided by Lifespan’s mission: Delivering Health with Care.
Founded in 1863, Rhode Island Hospital is a private, 719-bed, not-for-profit acute care hospital and academic medical center. Rhode Island Hospital is the largest hospital in Rhode Island, and is a nationally and internationally recognized research center. Rhode Island Hospital is the state’s only Level I Trauma Center and houses the state’s only verified burn center.
Reporting to the President of Rhode Island Hospital, The Vice President of Facilities Services provides direction and leadership in attainment of the hospital’s mission and strategic objectives related to facilities management and services, security, food services, environmental services, safety, parking and property management. The successful candidate will develop and manage programs to ensure optimum quality of service delivery, consistent with fiscally sound practices and in consideration of the mission and values of the hospital and the Lifespan system.
This critical role will be responsible for setting the direction and managing financial, strategic, and personnel to provide a safe and supportive environment of care for patients, families, physicians, and staff. The Vice President of Facilities Services is expected to embrace Lifespan’s values of Compassion, Accountability, Respect, and Excellence as these guide the institution’s everyday activities with patients, customers and one another.
Lifespan seeks an innovative, seasoned, collaborative leader with a strong customer service focus. He/she must communicate transparently and receive constructive input openly. An expert in the competencies of communication and delegation, the individual must be a progressive self-starter who can assist in overseeing a department that can direct, sustain, and support continued growth through innovative medical facilities operation. To this and all tasks, the incumbent must bring a collaborative approach, sharing in the organization’s vision as a world-class organization focused on providing exceptional patient care and patient experience.