Daniel Barr

39 Vice pres­i­dent of op­er­a­tions Na­tion­wide Chil­dren’s Hospi­tal Colum­bus, Ohio

Modern Healthcare - - UP & COMERS - — Va­lerie La­pointe

When Daniel Barr joined the staff

“If you can help peo­ple through those im­pos­si­bly tough de­ci­sions, that’s a greater pur­pose.”

at Na­tion­wide Chil­dren’s Hospi­tal five years ago, his of­fice was lo­cated just out­side the pe­di­atric in­ten­sive-care unit, which en­sured that he had no truly bad days.

“It just gave me great per­spec­tive,” he said. “You re­al­ize you don’t have any problems that com­pare to what those kids and par­ents are go­ing through.”

Barr has moved through the health­care ranks, ad­vanc­ing from a com­pli­ance of­fi­cer for Tenet Health­care Corp. to di­rec­tor of ser­vice line de­vel­op­ment for women’s and chil­dren’s ser­vices at Univer­sity Hospi­tals Case Med­i­cal Cen­ter in Cleve­land.

As vice pres­i­dent of op­er­a­tions for Na­tion­wide Chil­dren’s in Colum­bus, Ohio, Barr man­ages the hema­tol­ogy, on­col­ogy and bone mar­row trans­plant ser­vice line. He is cur­rently re­spon­si­ble for over $200 mil­lion in rev­enue, ap­prox­i­mately 230 full-time em­ploy­ees and more than 30 physi­cians, as well as the clin­i­cal re­search and trans­la­tional re­search team that sup­ports clin­i­cian sci­en­tists within the Re­search Cen­ter for Child­hood Cancer and Blood Dis­eases. Dur­ing his ten­ure, the ser­vice line has seen a 55% in­crease in net mar­gin.

As the fa­ther of two daugh­ters, he sees health­care, es­pe­cially the care of chil­dren, as a higher call­ing.

“In col­lege, the one class that re­ally sparked me was a bioethics course, be­cause you go through all th­ese case stud­ies that sim­u­late what par­ents and physi­cians go through and you re­al­ize how per­son­al­ized health­care is. If you can help peo­ple through those im­pos­si­bly tough de­ci­sions, that’s a greater pur­pose.”

In his role, Barr also co-leads the em­ployee safety pro­gram, which is fo­cused on achiev­ing zero pre­ventable em­ployee in­juries and im­prov­ing men­tal health well­ness. He is a fel­low of the Amer­i­can Col­lege of Health­care Ex­ec­u­tives and has held lead­er­ship roles at ACHE Philadel­phia as an ex­ec­u­tive mem­ber of the re­gent ad­vi­sory com­mit­tee.

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