Executive Director, Nursing, HEM/HCT

Join City of Hope, a world leader in the treatment of blood cancers and one of the largest and most successful transplant centers in the U.S.

City of Hope National Medical Center (COH), a world leader in cancer research, treatment, and prevention, is seeking candidates for their Executive Director, Nursing, HEM/HCT (Executive Director). One of only 57 National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer centers in the U.S., COH has been ranked among the nation’s “Best Hospitals” in cancer by U.S. News & World Report for over a decade. The Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research Center has ranked COH as an “overperforming” transplant center, and the only U.S. transplant center with this recognition for over a decade.

COH’s growing system includes its main Los Angeles campus, a network of clinical care locations across Southern CA, a new cancer center in Orange County (OC), CA, opened in 2022, a new hospital in OC set to open in 2025, as well as City of Hope Atlanta, City of Hope Phoenix, and City of Hope Chicago, formerly known as Cancer Treatment Centers of America, GA, AZ and IL.  COH, a Magnet-designated organization, brings a uniquely integrated model to patients, spanning cancer care, research and development, academics, and training.

The Executive Director is responsible for the HEM/HCT service line that includes a 36-bed Transplant Unit, an 18-bed Transplant Unit, a 36-bed Hematology Unit, a 26-bed Hematology Unit (22 permanent beds with 4 flex beds), 3 outpatient Hematology Clinics, the Day Hospital, Transplant Coordinators, MUD Coordinators and 414 staff.  The incumbent will have strong interpersonal and relationship-building skills, and the ability to influence, implement, and manage change. Salary: $200,000. – $300,000; 10% performance bonus eligible.

The Executive Director, Nursing, HEM/HCT works collaboratively to: 

  • Ensure strategic programmatic leadership.
  • Facilitate team-building interactions and establish collaborative relationships with COH physicians/APPs.
  • Support the design and delivery of patient care based on the latest evidence, focusing on quality and safety.


  • Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees, one of which must be in Nursing.
  • Minimum of 10+ years nursing experience and 7+ years in nursing leadership.
  • A change agent with the ability to use systems thinking and to inspire as well as coach others.
  • National Certification in Administration. Current California license required or within 6 months of hire.
  • Clinical and progressive management/leadership experience in an oncology setting, preferably Hematology.
  • Proven track record of success in a union organization preferred.

For additional information or to nominate someone for this exciting position, please contact Livonne Engebrecht:

Livonne Engebrecht, BA

Senior Executive Recruiter 



Peggy Loughery, MSN, RN 

Senior Vice President Search Services



EEO Statement

Kirby Bates Associates is an EEO/AA Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, national origin, age, disability, or protected veteran status. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all of our associates.