HARTZ Search Recruits Chief Diversity, Inclusion and Health Equity Officer for Roper St. Francis Healthcare

June 15, 2021 – Charlotte, NC-based HARTZ Search has assisted in the placement of Michael Moxley as vice president/chief diversity, inclusion and health equity officer for Roper St. Francis Healthcare (RSFH) in Charleston, SC. RSFH, a joint venture between Bon Secours Mercy Health and the Medical Society of South Carolina, is a four-hospital integrated health system with over 671-licensed beds and $1 billion in net revenue and 5,000 employees. Dr. Moxley’s selection came from a competitive group of finalists and DE&I leaders presented through a broad national search conducted by partner Carol Maxwell and CEO Mike Hartz.

Dr. Moxley joins Roper St. Francis from Virginia Hospital Center (VHC) in Arlington, VA, an independent health system with a teaching hospital that has 394 licensed beds. He held several roles during his seven-year tenure at VHC: vice-chair, OB/ GYN department; vice chief medical officer of Hospital Specialties; and director, Virginia Hospital Center Physician Group – OB/ GYN. Dr. Moxley has also served concurrently as the associate director, MedStar Washington Hospital Center & Georgetown Graduate Medical Education Program. Before coming to the Northern Virginia and District of Columbia area, he served as the associate dean for diversity and medical education for the University of Virginia School of Medicine in Charlottesville, VA. Dr. Moxley is a district IV committee member on health disparities and health equity and chair of the Association of Professors of Gynecology & Obstetrics executive board committee on diversity, equity, and inclusion.

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In his new role with Roper St. Francis, Dr. Moxley will be responsible for partnering with Roper St. Francis’ boards, leaders, physicians, teammates, patients, and the community to provide leadership in developing and implementing strategic initiatives that embrace and support the various backgrounds and cultures that make up the Charleston community. He will serve as an advisor, bridge builder, strategic leader and partner, enabling leaders across the system to identify and execute initiatives to effect lasting organizational changes. His role will support a unified strategy to advance communities’ well-being to improve health access, address the social and environmental determinants of health, advance health and healthcare equity, and lead the community health programs within Roper St. Francis Healthcare.

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Founded in 1829 as the first community hospital in the Carolinas, Roper St. Francis is Charleston’s only private, not-for-profit healthcare provider. The system comprises more than 90 facilities and services in seven counties. Member hospitals include Roper Hospital, Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital and Roper St. Francis Mount Pleasant Hospital, each of which is accredited by the Joint Commission. The active medical staff is made up of more than 800 board certified physicians. The group includes Roper St. Francis Physician Partners, an expansive network of more than 200 physicians who offer primary care and 20 subspecialties. Roper St. Francis is routinely recognized for excellence in patient care by national organizations and agencies such as BlueCross BlueShield, the Commission on Cancer, National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers, Thomson Reuters, U.S. News & World Report, Consumer Reports and more.

Established in 2017, HARTZ Search is an executive search firm centered on the healthcare and higher education sectors. In addition to its headquarters in Charlotte, the firm has regional offices in Dallas and San Diego.

Mr. Hartz’s diverse background in executive and physician search has given him unique experience in working with executives and physicians within the healthcare and higher education industries. During his 15 years in executive search, he has recruited over 200 executives and physicians nationwide. He has used his background in customer service, business operations and knowledge of national healthcare market trends in recruitment, practice management and physician services to solidify his track record in recruiting for healthcare systems, facilities and physician practices ranging in size from small rural to large medical centers.

Ms. Maxwell has 30 years of experience working with executive leadership to solve business issues through working with their teams to reach their potential. She has a depth of experience in healthcare service organizations ranging from large academic medical centers, community hospitals, for-profit and not-for-profit as well as faith based health systems.

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Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; and Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media

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