MP Delivers Surgical Services Leadership at Abington
Memorial Hospital

Project Background

Abington Memorial Hospital (AMH), Abington, Pennsylvania, a 570-bed regional referral center and teaching hospital, agreed to partner with Management Pathways to conduct the search for a new Director, Surgical Services. AMH operates one of the most active surgical departments in the Philadelphia region with 24 OR’s, combined perioperative staff of 300 FTE’s and annual surgical volume of approximately 15,000 cases.

The MP search team focused on identifying candidates who would bring progressive leadership experience from a large, tertiary care facility and a background in managing change within a complex surgical environment.

Within 30 days of the engagement, MP identified and recommended a candidate who fit the target profile. The principal search consultant facilitated extensive interviews with Abington’s hospital leadership, department managers, and medical staff. MP assisted the client in structuring the employment offer and facilitated negotiations with the candidate to reach a successful hiring outcome and support transition into this critical role.

Client Remarks

"An outstanding nurse leader. She has passion and expertise with a vision to implement successful meaningful change that provides better care for our patients. The number of things she has accomplished since her arrival 18 months ago is tremendous. We could not have achieved this level of excellence without her."


Barbara Wadsworth, RN, MSN, MBA, NEA-BC
Senior Vice President/Chief Nursing Officer
Abington Memorial Hospital


"We had the pleasure of working with John Kiernan and the Management Pathways team for our search for a Director, Surgical Services position. It was a very successful search and the candidate is still with us today. John was able to not only send us candidates that were well qualified for the position but he personally oversaw the search process from beginning to end. He was organized, professional and thorough in his interactions and I would not hesitate to use his services again. I enthusiastically recommend him to others for this level recruiting."


Christine Tierney, RN, MSN, SPHR, CHCR
Director, Employment & Compensation
Abington Memorial Hospital


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