Della Shaw, Executive Vice President, Strategy

Della Shaw is an experienced and respected health care administrator more than 25 years of experience in physician practice leadership within large health care systems and has demonstrated success in the development of physician-hospital networks, physician-administrative leadership teams, operational infrastructure, and outstanding organizational performance.

Ms. Shaw recently joined Palomar Health, a hospital system in San Diego County, California, where she serves as Executive Vice President, Strategy. Her responsibilities in that role include Business Development, Marketing, Strategic Planning and Strategic Physician Alignment.

Prior to joining Palomar Health, Della served for three years as the CEO of Tenet Florida Physician Services where she led the successful expansion of Tenet’s employed physician group in South Florida, building a physician-focused infrastructure and operations team to support their aggressive physician employment strategy in Palm Beach, Broward, and Miami-Dade Counties Florida. Tenet Florida Physicians had more than 90 sites in South Florida supporting ten hospitals and the patients they served.

For the nearly 15 years prior to Tenet, Ms. Shaw served as the Chief Operating Officer of First Physicians Group of Sarasota. In this role, she was responsible for the operations of a not-for-profit 80-provider group employed by Sarasota Memorial Healthcare System. During her tenure, First Physicians Group of Sarasota was consistently recognized by MGMA as a Better Performing Practice and featured multiple times by MGMA in various publications. Also during that time, the multi-specialty group was in the top 10th percentile of healthcare organizations’ Employee Engagement as measured by Gallup, and in the top 10th percentile of physician groups nationally for customer satisfaction as measured by Press Ganey for more than four years. First Physicians Group was also featured by the Healthcare Advisory Board as an example of successful physician group alignment models.

Prior to working for First Physicians Group of Sarasota, Della served eight years as the Executive Director of Pines Health Services in Maine where she designed and implemented strategies to accelerate growth and strengthen alliances between hospitals and physicians and served as a consultant to the Quorum hospitals around physician employment and alignment.

With more than 25 years of leadership in the healthcare industry, Della demonstrates a strong value for collaboration and strategic development of successful physician groups and health care systems.

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