National Cancer Center Hires Western Province CEO

Cancer Treatment Centers of America retained David Gomez Partners Inc. to assist in finding a Chief Executive Officer for their Western Regional Medical Center, a comprehensive cancer treatment hospital located in Goodyear, Arizona.  After an expansive and national search, David Gomez Partners Inc. recruited Robert Gould, M.B.A., who commenced work on March 12, 2018.  Robert has held over 24 years of experience as a healthcare CEO, most recently serving in that capacity for Banner Health for six years and President of the Arizona West Division for three years.  He is a graduate of St. Mary’s University and earned his Master’s Degree from the University of Nebraska.

Robert began his work at Fairbanks Memorial Hospital & Denali Center in Fairbanks, Arkansas as the Chief Financial Officer in 1995.  In that role, he facilitated the merger between Fairbanks and Tanana Valley Clinic, the largest physician clinic in Alaska.  Locally, Gould helped lead Fairbanks as the prominent healthcare facility due to the Outpatient Imaging Center he helped launch in 2005.  While at Banner Health, Gould started as an Associate Administrator in 2008 and quickly became CEO of the Banner Estrella Medical Center in 2009 until 2012 and then CEO of the Banner Desert Medical Center & Cardon Children’s Medical Center until 2015.  Under his leadership, Banner Health generated $218 million in incremental net income, with year-over-year growth each year during that span.  Gould became President of the Banner Arizona West Division in 2015, where he directed operations at eight medical facilities plus all clinic-based operations in the area.

The Cancer Treatment Center of America (CTCA) has become a leader in the fight against cancer.  Their patient-centered, coordinated care focuses on treatments personalized to each patient using state-of-the-art technologies and integrative approaches.  From chemotherapy to naturopathic medicine, CTCA is constantly striving to innovate methods for treating individual forms of cancer—including breast, lung, prostate, colorectal, melanoma, throat, cervical, ovarian, pancreatic, lymphomas and more.  Their expert oncologists, nurses and other clinicians use a genomic testing approach to supply a specific, experienced plan for each person.

CTCA Phoenix has three locations in Arizona—Goodyear, Scottsdale and North Phoenix—in order to reach as many patients as possible.  CTCA Phoenix incorporates clinical trials for all patients to test the newest treatment options that may not always be available.  These research programs serve as testing opportunities for ongoing improvement in cancer care.

We are confident Robert will lead the CTCA Western Regional Medical Center to continued growth and success through his executive leadership.  His work creating lasting hospital operation plans and coordinating the financial and strategic impacts of healthcare facilities will allow CTCA to continue to provide quality care to cancer patients across the United States.

Headquartered in Illinois since 1978, David Gomez Partners Inc. is a retained executive search and management consulting firm with clients spanning multiple industries across the United States.  David Gomez Partners Inc. offers expert services, human capital consulting—including diversity expertise and succession planning—as well as IO Psychology consulting.  Through our unique, proprietary search process, we deliver only the most exceptional executive and managerial candidates: business leaders adept at navigating the complexities inherent to an ever-changing global economy.  If your company is in need of assistance in filling executive positions, please contact our healthcare partner at David Gomez Partners Inc., Christopher Gomez, at the following contact information:

Christopher Max Gomez
Partner | DG&A
630-686-1414 | cmg@dgai.com

Contributed by Chris Simon