Brigham and Womens Hospital, a world leader in patient care

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    An Invitation to Apply for the Position of

    Senior Development Officer, Cardiovascular Center

    Brigham and Women’s Hospital

    Boston, Massachusetts

Search Summary

    Brigham and Women‘s Hospital (BWH), one of the most renowned hospitals in the

    United States, is building its development program and preparing to launch its next

    comprehensive campaign. The campaign is based on a strategic planning process led by

    Dr. Gary Gottlieb, BWH‘s CEO. Through this planning process, BWH faculty, staff and

    volunteers identified five ‖Centers of Excellence‖ and the hospital‘s research arm, the

    Biomedical Research Institute (BRI) to support BWH‘s mission of patient care,

    biomedical research, medical education and community health. The result is a new and

    exciting reorientation of the hospital around its areas of strength, with an enhanced,

    patient-centered approach. What BWH seeks to achieve with its new integrated

    multidisciplinary Carl J. and Ruth Shapiro Cardiovascular Center, for example, is unique

    in the field. It is a facility that fosters collaboration among related disciplines and orients

    services towards the needs of the patient.

    BWH seeks a Senior Development Officer to raise funds for the Cardiovascular Center.

    This individual will:

    ? Work closely with the faculty and staff of the Cardiovascular Center to identify,

    cultivate and solicit prospects.

    ? Staff the Cardiovascular Center‘s leadership council in its development activities.

    ? Work to ensure the successful completion of the campaign for the Cardiovascular

    Center, helping to raise $100M for capital support and $50M for program support.

    ? Create strong and collaborative relationships among BWH‘s development team and

    the faculty and leadership of the Cardiovascular Center.

    The Senior Development Officer will be joining a development staff of 66 individuals,

    led by Mark Kostegan. Mr. Kostegan has been the Chief Development Officer since

    2003. In FY 2005, the BWH development team helped to raise $60.9M, including the

    $25M naming gift for the Cardiovascular Center.

     Mr. Kostegan‘s senior staff includes

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    Patty Hill-Callahan, Senior Director of Major and Planned Gifts, who was recruited from Johns Hopkins Medicine in 2004. Ms. Hill-Callahan oversees a team of 15 people with 6 direct reports, including the Senior Development Officer, Cardiovascular Center.

    Development at BWH is entrepreneurial and focused on team effort and collaboration. The Senior Development officer will be expected to contribute to this environment and to be a strong fundraiser with an excellent track record of successfully soliciting major gifts. She or he will have at least 7 years of development experience, ideally with experience raising funds in a healthcare or academic medical center setting. Energy, enthusiasm, resilience, persistence, and a sense of humor are also requirements for this position. Brigham and Women’s Hospital

    BWH, one of the finest hospitals in the United States, is a major teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School and is a world-renowned center for advanced patient care and path breaking medical research. BWH has a $1.7B operating budget including $400M in research expenditures. It is known internationally for its pioneering work in virtually every area of medicine. Built on a tradition of excellence, BWH and its predecessors have been party to stunning innovations in patient care, research and physician training since 1832. In 2006, BWH ranked among the ―honor roll‖ of America‘s top hospitals in U.S.

    News & World Report for the fourteenth consecutive year.

    BWH is one of 10 Massachusetts health care institutions which together make up the Partners HealthCare System. The others include:

     Massachusetts General Hospital

     North Shore Medical Center

     Newton Wellesley Hospital

     Faulkner Hospital

     Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital

     McLean Hospital

     Partners Home Care

     Rehabilitation Hospital of the Cape & Islands

    Institute for Health Professions Partners HealthCare was founded in 1994 by BWH and Massachusetts General Hospital. It is an integrated system that offers patients a continuum of coordinated high-quality health care. The system includes primary care and specialty physicians, community hospitals, the two founding academic medical centers, specialty facilities, community health centers, and other health-related entities. Partners HealthCare is a non-profit organization. Patient Care With a staff of over 14,038 and 733 licensed beds, BWH cares for an unprecedented number of patients:

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    ? 3,168,492 outpatient visits and procedures

    ? 42,105 admitted patients

    ? 30,015 surgical procedures

    ? 8,904 births

    In addition to newborn medicine, BWH excels in cardiology and cardiac surgery, organ and bone marrow transplantation, neurology, gastroenterology, women‘s health, oncology, orthopedics and joint replacement, arthritis and rheumatic disorders, asthma and auto-immune diseases and care for traumatic injuries and burns.

    Physician Training

    BWH offers outstanding clinical and academic training, thanks to a wide variety of patient cases, talented faculty and extraordinary research opportunities. Entry to training programs is highly competitive; every year, less than 4 percent of roughly 7,200 applicants are accepted. BWH currently has 653 residents on staff, and 1,256 clinical and basic research fellows.

    As a teaching hospital for Harvard Medical School, BWH is responsible for training the next generation of physicians. BWH also participates in web-cast surgical demonstrations to educate physicians across the country on new procedures and techniques.

    Research With a $400M research enterprise and more than 977 research fellows, BWH is home to one of the most prestigious biomedical research programs in the world. The hospital has ranked either first or second in funding from the National Institutes of Health among independent hospitals over the past two decades; almost 61% of its research funding comes from the NIH. The rest comes from industry, private foundations and non-profit sources. BWH research grew by nearly $238M million from 1994 to 2004. Incredible discoveries have been made at BWH. Many more wait on the horizon. To expedite breakthroughs, BWH has created six research platforms, or areas of investigation:

    ? Clinical research

    ? Genetics and genomics

    ? Imaging

    ? Chemistry

    ? Regenerative medicine

    ? Systems biology

These platforms are designed to help scientists hone in on the mysteries of Alzheimer‘s

    and other neurological diseases; come closer to cures for cancer; battle rheumatic, immunologic and infectious diseases; better understand gender differences in health; and predict and prevent cardiovascular disease.

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    In 2003, a group of BWH‘s senior scientists and other hospital leaders joined Dr. Gottlieb in undertaking a strategic planning process to chart the future of the hospital‘s research

    enterprise. The group considered a range of issues addressing the research milieu

    including: administration, infrastructure, BWH‘s research ―identity‖, communication,

    integration and funding. The outcome of the process was the decision to form a

    Biomedical Research Institute within BWH (BWH-BRI), as an organizational arm to

    enable progress for research and to unify the research community while supporting the

    academic departments and the tripartite mission of the hospital: clinical care, education

    and research

    BWH History

    BWH was formed in 1980 and built from the synergy and pioneering spirit of four

    predecessors: The Peter Bent Brigham Hospital; the Robert Breck Brigham Hospital; and

    the Boston Hospital for Women, itself created by a merger of the Boston Lying-In and

    the Free Hospital for Women. Each in its own right occupied an important place in the

    history of American medicine:

    ? The Boston Lying-In Hospital was one of America‘s first maternity hospitals,

    known for having introduced anesthesia in childbirth, combated childbed fever

    with antiseptics and identified the Rh factor in blood.

    ? The Free Hospital for Women housed Boston‘s first cancer ward, first used X-

    rays to diagnose tumors, perfected hysterectomy and spurred the development of

    contraceptives and in-vitro fertilization.

    ? The Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, at its founding in 1913, was envisioned as a

    training ground for medical leaders and sited next to Harvard Medical School. It

    established the nation‘s first residency program and spearheaded advances such as

    kidney dialysis, blood banking and the world‘s first successful organ transplant.

    ? The Robert Breck Brigham Hospital, opened in 1914, and became a Mecca for

    patients with crippling diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, and led the way in

    joint replacement and drug development.


    Gary Gottlieb, MD, MBA, is president of BWH/Faulkner Hospitals. Dr. Gottlieb came

    to BWH on March 1, 2002.

    A noted administrator, teacher and academic leader, Dr. Gottlieb is widely recognized as

    a national expert on geriatric psychiatry. He currently serves as the Chairman of the

    Partners Psychiatry and Mental Health System and Professor of Psychiatry at the Harvard

    Medical School, a position he has held since 1998. From 2000-2001, he served as

    president of North Shore Medical Center, another institution within the Partners system.

    Previously, Dr. Gottlieb served as Executive Vice Chair and Interim Chair of Psychiatry

    and Associate Dean for Managed Care at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center.

    Just prior to relocating to Boston, he was director and chief executive officer of Friends

    Hospital in Philadelphia, the nation's first freestanding not for profit psychiatric hospital.

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A graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Dr. Gottlieb received his MD from

    Albany Medical College of Union University in a six-year accelerated biomedical

    program. He was a resident and chief resident in psychiatry at NYU/Bellevue Medical

    Center and earned his MBA, with distinction, from the Wharton Graduate School of

    Business of the University of Pennsylvania.

    In addition to serving as president of BWH/Faulkner Hospitals, Dr. Gottlieb also is a

    member of both organizations' boards of trustees.

    Dr. Gottlieb is backed by institutional leadership supportive of his new paradigm of

    integration across disciplines. BWH is staffed with world-class visionaries such as

    Michael Zinner, BWH‘s Surgeon-In-Chief, Joe Loscalzo, Chair of the Department of

    Medicine, Peter Libby, Chair of the Division of Cardiology, Chip Bolman, Chief of

    Cardiac Surgery, Steven Seltzer, Chairman of the Department of Radiology, and Michael

    Gimbrone, Chair of the Department of Pathology.

    Dr. Gottlieb is supported in his leadership by a number of volunteer bodies, chief among


    The Board of Trustees The Board of Trustees has fiduciary responsibility for guiding the BWH/Faulkner corporation. Membership is comprised of approximately 25

    individuals who meet monthly to review fiscal matters and steer the hospital‘s broad


    The BWH Trust Board oversees, coordinates and provides direction to the philanthropic efforts of the hospital including annual, special and capital campaigns. Members have a

    demonstrated passion for BWH generally, having benefited from BWH services. They

    have the financial capacity to make a seven or eight-figure gift and ideally, are able and

    willing to network with their peers and associates to expand BWH‘s sphere and encourage others to financially support BWH‘s mission. Depending on their professional

    background, they may serve as a resource to the BWH CEO and advance key issues with

    healthcare, legislative and business leaders.

The Overseers Committee forms the core-philanthropic leadership body of BWH

    development and advocates for the hospital‘s medical, research, and educational mission.

    As ambassadors for the hospital, members cultivate new and existing prospects, and

    encourage their philanthropic involvement with the hospital. Overseers may move into

    other volunteer leadership roles such as Leadership Councils or the BWH Trust, as their

    support for the hospital advances. Members demonstrate a spirit and understanding of the

    hospital‘s need for philanthropic support, and support the hospital with a $10K or greater

    gift within a year prior to joining the committee.

The BWH Leadership Councils provide lead support efforts for key

    research/teaching/patient care areas of BWH. They serve as an instrument for dialogue

    among physicians, researchers, donors and others whose interests intersect with these

    disciplines. Members are invited to participate based upon personal interest in a medical

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discipline or area. They embrace both the mission of BWH and the goals of the specific

    committee on which they serve. They are expected to make a personal financial

    commitment in support of the program, network on its behalf, and be willing to serve as a

    spokesperson for BWH. Areas which currently have a leadership council are: The

    Cardiovascular Center, Neurosciences, Women‘s Health, while others are in the

    formative stages.

The Future at BWH: A Comprehensive Strategy for Growth

    BWH is charting an ambitious course for the future. While its history tells a story of

    extraordinary achievement, its leaders believe that many more chapters will be written

    over the next ten years: the seeming science fiction of personalized medicine; the

    breathtaking adventures of ―keyhole‖ heart surgery and operations without scalpels; and

    unlocking the mysteries of multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer‘s and Parkinson‘s diseases.

    BWH will continue to be a trailblazer in medicine.

    Right now, the leadership of the hospital is taking the necessary steps to strengthen its

    research identity, improve its research infrastructure, and promote interdisciplinary

    efforts to support the future of medicine.

The Centers for Excellence

    Launched in 2003 by President Gary Gottlieb, The BWH strategic plan for growth

    focuses on five physical and virtual Centers of Excellencehubs for treatment and

    research that will address the most pressing health care issues. Some centers, such as

    the Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women‘s Cancer Center, will expand established

    programs. Other centers will be developed based on hospital priorities. The five centers


    1. The Carl J. and Ruth Shapiro Cardiovascular Center

    2. Dana Farber/Brigham and Women‘s Cancer Center

    3. The Institute for the Neurosciences

    4. The Connors Center for Women‘s Health and Gender Biology

    5. The Orthopedic Medicine/ Arthritis Center

    1. The Cardiovascular Disease Center. In the fall of 2005, BWH began construction of a 10-story, $350M, 136-bed

    cardiovascular center which will serve as the hospital‘s headquarters for cardiovascular research, treatment, and education and will be among the most advanced of its kind. It

    will house the latest technology and offer amenities for patients and visiting family


Single rooms in the new building will be about 350 square feet -- about double the size of

    those in the existing cardiac intensive care unit. A small nursing station will be attached

    to each room, with windows to allow nurses to see patients and let natural light penetrate

    interior hallways. Rooms will be designed for quick conversion into additional ICUs.

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    Eight miles of fiber-optic cable will snake through the walls. An electronic tracking system will monitor the flow of patients and equipment through the building, which will be connected by a bridge across Francis Street to BWH‘s existing complex, part of which

    dates to the early 1900s.

    The Cardiovascular Center will overhaul an outdated model of care still used by many hospitals. By thoughtfully locating related services in a single building dedicated to cardiovascular care, the center will encourage comprehensive communication between specialists and staff. It will integrate cardiovascular-related disciplines to improve patient treatment, recovery, follow-up and preventive care. Patients will receive care in one place, by a team of medical personnel devoted to their needs. They will have assurance that they are receiving the most advanced and informed care in the country by a team of outstanding medical leaders. For example, the center will include a ''hybrid" operating room so angioplasties and bypass surgeries can take place in the same location, reducing the need for seriously ill patients to be moved.

    The overarching goal of the Cardiovascular Center is to enhance and expand today‘s cardiovascular treatments and to better predict and prevent cardiovascular disease. It will feature core and collaborative groups of investigators with common research interests and affiliates comprising many different departments and divisions to promote

    comprehensive approaches to cardiovascular medicine:

    ? Cardiovascular Medicine

    ? Cardiac Surgery

    ? Vascular Surgery

    ? Cardiovascular Interventional Radiology

    ? Technology and Imaging

    ? Cardiovascular Disease Prevention

    Society depends on the research conducted today to provide the treatments and preventive therapies of tomorrow. However, clinical and research studies currently underway at BWH are influencing cardiovascular treatment today. For example, just over

    ten years ago, BWH researchers found that ACE inhibitors dramatically improved survival in heart attack patients, making such treatment the international standard. In 2003, another BWH research team demonstrated that a new class of medication, ARB (angiotensin receptor blockers), was as effective as ACE inhibitors in preventing repeat heart attacks, providing yet another tool in the fight against heart disease. In January 2005, BWH research on C-reactive protein revealed that measuring this marker of inflammation provides a more accurate indication of heart-disease risk than from assessing cholesterol alone. For many people, the test their physician orders at their next physical will be based upon research conducted at BWH right now.

    Two physicians who are taking the lead in fundraising for the campaign are Dr. Kenneth Baughman and Dr. Anthony Whittemore. Dr. Baughman came to BWH in 2004, and he currently heads a world class faculty in the Advanced Heart Disease Unit. Previously, Dr. Baughman spent over 20 years at Johns Hopkins Medicine, serving several years as

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Chairman of the Department of Cardiology. Dr. Anthony Whittemore is chief medical

    officer at Brigham and Women's Hospital, a position he assumed January 1, 1999. Prior

    to his appointment as CMO, Dr. Whittemore was the Chief of the Division of Vascular

    Surgery at BWH. The Chief of the Cardiovascular Division is Dr. Peter Libby, a long

    time employee of Brigham and Women‘s Hospital. Since 1998, Dr. Libby has acted as a

    strong advocate for development and is supported in his fundraising efforts by many

    other engaged faculty under his leadership.

2. Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center

    A founding member of the Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center, BWH is a world leader

    in diagnosis and treatment for all cancers, as well as prevention programs and genetic

    counseling. Formed in 1996, the Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center

    represents a partnership between Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham and

    Women's Hospital to care for adults with cancer. The DF/BWCC cares for patients in

    12 specialized areas, each devoted to helping people fight a different type of cancer.

    Medical staff work as a team to provide expert evaluation and the most advanced care

    possible. This coordinated arrangement makes it possible for many people to see all of

    their specialists in a single visit. BWH also offers outpatient surgery, radiation

    oncology, and selected specialized outpatient clinic and ancillary services. Treatment is

    so seamless, many patients don‘t realize that they are being served by two institutions

    working together.

    The DF/ BWHCC promotes collaborative research to more rapidly translate

    breakthroughs in the lab to treatments at the bedside. Collaboration prevents duplicative

    efforts and takes advantage of the talent and brainpower of Brigham and Women‘s

    Hospital, the Dana-Farber Cancer Center, and the affiliated institutions that comprise the

    Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center. Notable DF/BWCC advances include:

    ? Intra-operative magnetic resonance imaging

    ? Largest bone marrow transplantation program in New England (third largest in U.S) ? Breast needle biopsy (developed technique)

    ? Minimally invasive and image-guided therapies for brain, spine and other

    ―inoperable‖ cancers

    ? World‘s largest center for the treatment of mesothelioma, a rare cancer of the

    lungs‘ pleural lining

    ? Tumor Bank offering resources for scientists

Cancer care at BWH leverages the outstanding surgical and pathology programs of

    Brigham and Women‘s Hospital and the outpatient services of the Dana-Farber Cancer

    Institute. Their cancer pathology department is recognized as one of the best in the

    world. This, combined with BWH‘s exceptional surgical enterprise, ensures cancer

    patients will receive the most advanced and comprehensive care available. Few Centers

    can compete with our ability to integrate scientific and clinical knowledge into

    treatments and cures.

3. The Institute for the Neurosciences

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The Institute for the Neurosciences at Brigham and Women‘s Hospital is pioneering

    revolutionary advances in neurology, neurosurgery, and psychiatry to deliver

    innovative, compassionate care to patients and their loved ones. The overarching goal

    of the Institute for the Neurosciences is to enhance and expand today‘s neurological

    treatments and to better predict and prevent brain disorders, stroke, and neurological

    disease. The collaborative nature of the Institute allows BWH to continue to provide the

    highest level of care while promoting discovery of new treatments and accelerating the

    translation of scientific research into proven clinical practices.

    The Institute for the Neurosciences at BWH provides a comprehensive and integrated

    approach to treating and understanding complex neurological disorders and diseases

    through a unique collaboration among distinguished experts in neurology, neurosurgery,

    psychiatry, radiology, pathology and anesthesiology. Patients treated at BWH know

    that they are will receive the best care, supported by advanced technology and world-

    renowned research.

    In addition to core departments, patients are treated by comprehensive teams of

    specialists that may include neuroimmunologists, neuropathologists,

    neurophthalmologists, and neuroanesthesiologists. These specialists have at their

    disposal some of the most advanced tools and facilities, including interventional

    radiology suites, image-guided neurosurgery rooms, and a designated neurological

    intensive care unit. Recently designated as a primary stroke service hospital, BWH‘s

    Stroke and Cerebrovascular Center provides multimodality treatment to deliver rapid,

    accurate and advanced care designed to address each patient‘s specific needs.

    Central to this collaborative effort is the concept of treating the whole patient. Many

    departments and divisions all play important roles in the care and long-term treatment

    of patients. For example, a patient with Parkinson‘s disease may initially seek the

    expertise of a neurologist. Some may benefit from neurosurgery, while others will

    depend on drug therapy to treat their illness. Many are likely to need psychiatric

    services to help guide them through the challenges of their disease. The staff at the

    Institute for the Neurosciences understands that they must address both the bodies and

    minds of patients and their familiesespecially when dealing with the complexities of the nervous system.

    4. Connors Center for Women’s Health and Gender Biology

    The collaborative mission of the Center of Excellence for Women‘s Health is to:

    1) advance the delivery of health care to women, 2) develop avenues to share scientific

    information in order to accelerate the translation of research into treatments and clinical

    approaches, and 3) improve the health care of women nationally and internationally.

As BWH brings research from the clinic to the lab and then back again to the clinic, the

    efforts of the Center of Excellence for Women‘s Health will involve patients in care-

    improvement projects and research, and transform the way practitioners approach

    women‘s medicine. This method of treatment and preventive care allows the Center to

    bring the best research from the lab to patients. As a recognized leader in women‘s

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    health care, BWH has a long tradition of attending to the unique health care needs of women; and they intend to continue to do it better than anyone else.

    The Center will take what it learns about women as separate patients, and will apply this understanding to ask new questions to forward research and policy issues connected to women‘s health overall. Building upon an infrastructure that supports research, clinical care, patient education, and training, the Center will work across disciplines to answer a broad range of questions connected to women‘s health.

    5. Orthopedics and Arthritis

    The Department of Orthopedic Surgery, along with The Center for Arthritis and Joint Diseases, of the Division of Rheumatology Immunology and Allergy at the Brigham and Women's Hospital, have a long tradition of offering comprehensive care to patients with a wide range of musculoskeletal and related disorders. Two key areas of BWH are united in this Center of Excellence to provide comprehensive care: the Department of Orthopedic Surgery and The Center for Arthritis and Joint Diseases within the Division of Rheumatology, Immunology and Allergy. Physicians treat patients with a wide range of musculoskeletal and related disorders, including arthritis, Lyme disease, immunologic disorders, rheumatism, asthma, allergies, osteoporosis and scleroderma, as well as providing surgical care, and joint replacement.

    The “Key Core” Areas

    In addition to the Centers for Excellence, BWH will encourage growth through differentiation in key service lines in the broader context of its entire enterprise. Some of these key cores include, but are not limited to:

    ? Social Medicine and Health Inequalities

    ? Community Health

    ? Nursing Practice

    ? Transplantation and Immunology

    ? Gastroenterology

Development at BWH

    The development program at Brigham and Women‘s Hospital has been growing rapidly over the last decade. In 1997, the development program employed 12 people and was raising approximately $6M annually. Today the staff has grown to include 46 members and the FY ‘05 philanthropic revenues were $60.9M (this number includes the largest gift

    in BWH history of $25M to name the Cardiovascular Center). The goal for FY‘06 is $50M, which takes into account the fact that no such extraordinary gifts are anticipated in the coming year. Of the $50M, it is expected that approximately $35M will come in the form of major gifts from individuals, $10M will be given by foundations and corporations, $4M will be raised through the annual fund and the remainder will come in the form of planned gifts. There is a staffing plan in place that anticipates growth of the department of development to a total of 75 individuals by 2012. These figures

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