Dr. Kirby has forty plus years of executive board and hospital leadership and was most recently the Executive Chairman and CEO of Cooper University Health System (“Cooper”) which she retired from on June 1st 2019. Cooper is New Jersey’s fifth largest health system, with over 7,000 employees, and includes a 600 bed academic tertiary care hospital, a children’s hospital, the MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper, a 650 member physician group, over 100 outpatient facilities, four urgent care facilities, and the Cooper Foundation.
Dr. Kirby is a health care industry leader that has led large scale business transformation requiring both strategic and tactical planning across the entire healthcare continuum and achieved market leading growth through strategic partnerships, leadership development, risk reduction and organizational restructuring. She lead patient and revenue growth from $800M to over $1.3B during her tenure at Cooper and partnered with MD Anderson to create a hub and spoke model for cancer care which has become an industry norm.
Dr. Kirby is focused on a portfolio of corporate and philanthropic boards and has varied experience as a board member for new healthcare product and service businesses, health care delivery, healthcare software companies, and community service organizations. She specializes in driving financial performance, strategic planning and growth, leadership development and risk mitigation. Specific areas of expertise include:
Governance and board service across a wide array of companies and organizations
Experienced CEO leading organizational and business transformation and turnaround
Experienced COO leading people, and managing P&L’s, technology expansion and market growth
Talent strategies including leadership development and physician relationships
Growth strategies including strategic planning, acquisitions and partnerships, joint ventures, start-ups and product commercialization
Risk mitigation in a highly regulated industry
Healthcare information technology
Healthcare facility development