Assistant Vice President and Chief Medical Development Officer
Baptist Health Foundation and Miami Cancer Institute
BAPTIST HEALTH FOUNDATION: The mission of Baptist Health Foundation is to inspire philanthropy and build extraordinary donor relationships in support of excellence, innovation, community wellness and global leadership in healthcare at Baptist Health South Florida, a not-for-profit organization supported by philanthropy and committed to their faith-based charitable mission of medical excellence. By collaborating with donors and volunteers, Baptist Health Foundation helps people from all financial levels, including the uninsured. Through philanthropy, the Foundation supports and expands Baptist Health's ability to provide outstanding patient care and bring the latest treatments to patients and families affected by a serious illness. Donor contributions also allow the Foundation to assist Baptist Health facilities in keeping pace with technology and equipment advances, perform cutting-edge research and offer continuing education opportunities to medical staff.
MIAMI CANCER INSTITUTE: The three year old Miami Cancer Institute is known for its leading clinical care and research, compassionate patient experience and state-of-the-art technology- including the first proton therapy center in South Florida, Latin America and the Caribbean, and is the only radiation oncology program in the world with each of the latest radiation therapies in one place. The Institute offers an impressive roster of established community oncologists and renowned cancer experts, clinical researchers and genomic scientists recruited from the nation's top cancer centers.
As Florida's only member of the Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK) Cancer Alliance, Miami Cancer Institute is part of a deep and functional collaboration that affords patients access to innovative treatments right here at home and ensures that the standards of care developed by their multidisciplinary disease management teams match those at MSK. Heralded nationally as one of the "hybrid" cancer centers of the future, Miami Cancer Institute combines high-quality community-based cancer care with the best of an academic cancer center, including innovative clinical trials tied to research and genomics and disease-specific surgeons, medical oncologists and radiation oncologists who are experts in their fields.
The Institute’s state-of-the-art facility on the Baptist Hospital campus brings many of Baptist Health's outpatient cancer services together under one roof to offer 305,000 square feet of world-class clinical services and cutting-edge technology. Its 140,000-square-foot clinical research building houses an extensive clinical trial team on a dedicated floor, a genomic medicine laboratory, additional space for bone marrow transplant patients, and a unique cancer patient support center, among other comprehensive services. A Hilton hotel opened earlier this year and is offering out-of-town patients and their families' convenient access to medical care. Philanthropy played an integral part in opening the Institute, which continues to rely on donor support through Baptist Health Foundation to help advance technology, research, patient care and programs.
THE POSITION: This is a newly created position for Assistant Vice President & Chief Medical Development Officer for the three-year old Miami Cancer Institute (MCI). In concert with the CEO of MCI and the CEO of Baptist Health Foundation, the successful candidate will be responsible for developing all aspects of a dedicated, comprehensive and on-going development program with an emphasis on major gifts and developing clinical research philanthropic support. As an important part of Baptist Health South Florida’s Foundation’s philanthropic effort, s/he will help develop best practices across the foundation.
Philanthropy has a particularly important role in supporting research and clinical care at MCI. Gifts that support MCI provide an important opportunity to fund vital research and support the primary destination for cancer patients in the southeastern United States, Latin America and the Caribbean. Philanthropy is so integral to MCI, it’s included as a part of its “10 Pillars of Care”. The level of philanthropic support seen in distinguished centers of excellence are essential to achieve preemptive status. That is MCI’s near-term ambition with even greater expectations for the longer-term. A commitment to philanthropy is shared by MCI, Baptist Health’s governing Board, Foundation, board members, senior management, clinicians, staff employees and other supporters.
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