On the other hand, adversity builds character. The Korn/Ferry specs note that "these challenges have galvanized Parkland's employees, medical staff, board and community, as the leadership team seeks to guide the institution through this difficult period. The new CEO will lead motivated constituencies, both internal and external, to help Parkland return to preeminent status..."
There are reports that the job comes with an annual compensation package in the high six-figure range, but Parkland officials did not return calls on that topic.
The personal qualifications listed by Korn/Ferry are what we'd expect and hinge largely upon a C-suite record of success at a complex academic medical center or integrated delivery system that includes a history of strong financial and operational management.
Along with those tangibles, Parkland also wants a CEO who can "emanate a contagious sense of mission, purpose and focus." And what does the job demand?