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Vassar Brothers and Las Palmas Medical Centers Each Enlist B.E. Smith for New Directors of Quality

May 07, 2019

Hospitals in New York and Texas are each searching for a Quality Director to carry out process improvement and quality initiatives.

From the Northeast to the South, B.E. Smith has recently partnered with two hospitals, Vassar Brothers Medical Center (VBMC) and Las Palmas Medical Center (LPMC), in search of a Director of Quality. This gives quality leaders two great opportunities to apply. 

Vassar Brothers Medical Center

The Director of Quality will serve as a highly visible, energetic champion of quality and performance improvement within VBMC. This important role is considered part of senior leadership and works closely with all staff to continuously improve the safety, effectiveness, efficiency, patient-centeredness, equity, and timeliness of healthcare delivery to all patients. 

Under direction from the Corporate AVP of Quality and Performance Improvement, develops, directs, and implements performance improvement and quality management. This leader will also lead the organization to achieve outstanding performance on key nationally standardized metrics of quality, safety, and patient satisfaction.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Business or Nursing. 
  • Minimum of seven years’ experience in a progressive leadership role in quality improvement and/or patient safety in a healthcare setting. 
  • Experience in Lean Six Sigma process improvement. 
  • Master’s degree in Business, Nursing, Health Administration or related discipline preferred. 
  • Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality designation preferred.

You can find the complete job posting for Vassar Brothers Medical Center’s Director of Quality on the B.E. Smith website.  

About the Organization

VBMC is a 365-bed facility overlooking the beautiful Hudson River in the City of Poughkeepsie, NY. VBMC has established expertise in cardiac services, cancer care and women and children’s health services. As a renowned regional medical center, VBMC houses the area’s first and only cardiothoracic surgery program between Westchester and Albany and the only Level III NICU in the region for premature and critically ill infants.

VBMC was PRC’s five-star award for National Excellence in Healthcare 2017. The organization is also investing half a billion dollars to develop a 696,000-square-foot pavilion and renovate 14,000 square feet of existing space in an effort to support its excellence in quality, safety, and efficiency.

About the Area

Bordering the breathtaking Hudson River in the heart of Dutchess County, the Town of Poughkeepsie is the ideal place to live, work or visit. The Town of Poughkeepsie borders the City of Poughkeepsie and is on the western side of Dutchess County.

Las Palmas Medical Center

The Director of Quality manages the facility quality and performance improvement programs, including outcomes analysis. The ideal leader will promote performance improvement staff education and development. 
This leader will be in charge of implementing of all aspects of LPMC Quality Management Program including identification of opportunities to improve patient care, planning and facilitating interventions, evaluation and sustaining of success, and more.


  • Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in Nursing, Quality Management, or Healthcare Administration; or at least 10 years’ experience in healthcare quality and patient safety.
  • Master’s degree in healthcare, nursing, quality or business preferred.
  • Current licensure in State of Texas, Certification in Healthcare Quality, and/or advanced training in Quality preferred.
  • 3-5 years of clinical nursing experience.
  • Background in Health Information Management, Case Management, or Quality Management.
  • 5-7 years’ experience in strategic planning, performance improvement in an organization to include implementing quality initiatives.

You can find the complete job posting for Las Palmas Medical Center’s Director of Quality on the B.E. Smith website.  

About the Organization

A 327-bed hospital, LPMC is a full-service, acute care facility with special expertise in Emergency Room Medicine (Level III Trauma), Cardiology, Women's Services, Labor and Delivery, Neo-Natal Intensive Care, Neuroscience, Pediatric care, Oncology Services, and Wound Care Management.

The facility has earned a Level III Trauma Certification by the Texas Department of State Health Services, a Texas Health Care Quality Improvement Award by the Texas Medical Foundation-Silver Award, and is recognized as a Certified Chest Pain Center by the Society for Chest Pain Centers.

About the Area

El Paso is a colorful Texas City, situated near the Rio Grande River and across the Mexico-United States border from the vibrant Ciudad Juarez. The area contains more htan 2.7 million people and is considered the largest bilingual and binational workforce in the Western Hemisphere. Because of this distinction, El Paso is a distinctive city, featuring a lively downtown, commercial district, and development. 

Founded in 1978, B.E. Smith is the trusted partner in Interim Leadership and Executive Search solutions for organizations and healthcare professionals across the healthcare continuum. Exclusive to the healthcare industry, our personalized placement methodology best matches professionals to organizations enabling them to improve clinical, financial, and operational performance. Since 2000, B.E. Smith has supported more than 6,000 leaders advance their careers.

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