MILWAUKEE (4/21/2009) - With 18 years of experience in planning, organizational alignment and health care operations, Rob Sanders has been named corporate vice president of Strategic Management at Children's Hospital and Health System, effective Monday, May 11.
Sanders will lead the multiyear, system-wide strategic planning process, including research initiatives, geographic expansion, program development and financial growth targets. In this new role, he will focus on the development of clinical centers of excellence and will assist in developing and implementing regional and national strategies for expansion. Sanders will provide his vision and leadership to create alignment across departments and functions through a comprehensive and integrated system for linking strategy with excellence in operations. The Planning and Marketing Department will report to Sanders.
For more than 10 years, Sanders was corporate director of Strategic Planning and Business Development and Organizational Consulting for Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare in Memphis, Tenn. Prior to that, he served as a director with three different consulting firms in North Carolina and Arkansas.
Sanders earned a Bachelor of Arts (cum laude) from the University of Arkansas, Little Rock, and a master's degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of North Carolina, Charlotte.
"This new role is an important connection with the board's interest in aligning our organization around the strategic plan with disciplined thought and action," said Peggy Troy, presidentand CEO of Children's Hospital and Health System. "Rob is well-respected among children's hospitals for his work at Methodist Le Bonheur. I'm delighted he will be joining our extraordinary leadership team, and he is willing to apply his experience and expertise to the health system. He will complement the already high performing team, providing the tools and structure to help us move quickly to take the organization to the next level."
"I have the utmost respect for Children's Hospital of Wisconsin and the entire health system," said Sanders. "It's amazing what has been accomplished to put Milwaukee on the map in terms of pediatric health care. I can't wait to get started to learn more about the people in the organization and to help make sure all of our work is tied to the health system's mission and vision."
Sanders and his wife and their daughter will move to Milwaukee in early May.