Senior Director, Perioperative Services

Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health has exclusively retained Kirby Bates Associates to conduct a search for their Senior Director, Perioperative Services. Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health (PMLGH) brings together the strengths of a world-renowned, not for profit academic medical center and a nationally recognized, not for profit community health care system. Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health includes more than 300 primary-care and specialty physicians; outpatient and Urgent Care Services; and four hospitals with a total of 786 licensed beds: Lancaster General Hospital (LGH), Women & Babies Hospital, Lancaster Rehabilitation Hospital and Lancaster Behavioral Health Hospital.  Lancaster General Hospital (LGH), a level 1 Trauma Center, is consistently ranked among the top hospitals in PA by U.S. News & World Report. LGH earned national and statewide recognition from U.S. News & World Report for 2022-23. This is the 3rd consecutive year that LGH has received a state ranking of 4th in PA; it is ranked 1st in Lancaster County; and nationally ranked in Orthopedics and Diabetes & Endocrinology and was rated high performing in 20 other types of care.

The Senior Director, Perioperative Services is responsible and accountable for all administrative and clinical aspects of Perioperative Services including Surgical Suites, Sterile Processing, Endoscopy, PACU, Pre-Anesthesia Clinic, Surgical Scheduling, and pre- and post-surgery care units across PMLGH.

Opportunity Highlights: 

  • 21 main ORs; 8 Orthopedic ORs, 5 ORs at the Women & Babies Hospital, and 4 ORs at the Ambulatory Surgery Center.
  • Direct reports include 4 Nurse Managers, one for each of the following areas: OR, Orthopedics, Pre/PACU, Sterile Processing, Women & Babies Hospital, ASC, as well as a Business Manager and 3 OR Educators.


  • Bachelor’s degree in nursing, healthcare or management related field or equivalent experience.
  • Master’s degree in nursing or healthcare management/business related field.
  • Current licensure or eligible as a Registered Professional Nurse, by the PA State Board of Nursing.
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in Perioperative administrative/leadership in a large tertiary/complex organization and 5 years of perioperative clinical experience.

To learn more about this exciting opportunity, please contact Livonne Engebrecht:

Livonne Engebrecht, BA

Senior Executive Recruiter


Peggy Loughery, MSN, RN

Senior Vice President, Executive Search Services


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