GORDON W. HAWTHORNE
As the founder of Santa Fe Sabbatical LLC, Gordon collaborates with a discrete number of leaders, change makers and teams committed to more intentional leadership and authentic local action for advancing health systems during times of complexity and transition. This includes confidential unbiased advisory and transition services with focused individual and team interventions that support ending current effort that no longer serve good purpose; creating space for seeing future possibilities; and redesigning leadership approaches, capacities and organizing structures that better align followership with an emerging future
For the past 10 years, Gordon Hawthorne has served as a Managing Director and Healthcare Practice Leader for Diversified Search, a top ten Executive Recruiting Firm. In this role, he provided advisory services related to identifying, attracting, onboarding, motivating and retaining premium leadership talent while aligning them with evolving market strategies and leadership models. In addition, for five years Mr. Hawthorne served as the Firm President and a member of the Executive Committee responsible for firm-wide strategic advancement and operations. Prior to Diversified, Mr. Hawthorne held a similar national practice leader role with the Hay Group, a Global Professional Services Firm. Here, he oversaw the development and delivery of strategic client leadership and business solutions and managed a national healthcare team.
In total Mr. Hawthorne brings over 20 years of national experience in advising CEOs, top teams and boards for leading multi-mission organizations in the healthcare industry. His forte in this regard has been to focus on health-system design and integration; executive and top-team assessment, alignment and impact; executive and physician performance, compensation and total reward; physician integration/value alignment, governance development and recruiting; and succession planning.
Mr. Hawthorne’s prior clients have included Geisinger, Ascension Health, Jefferson Health, Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Froedtert Health/Medical College of Wisconsin, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, Integris Health, Barnabas Health, Main Line Health, Baptist Pensacola, Infirmary Medical Center, SSM Health Care, Catholic Heath East, Christus, Renown Health, Miller Children’s Hospital, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Lifespan, Sentara, Inova, New York Presbyterian, IU Health, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Children’s National Medical Center, Sutter Health, St. Joseph Health System, Bon Secours Health System, Scott and White Clinic, Summa Health, Baystate, Mercy Health, Via Christi, VCU Health, BJC and Dignity Health.
Mr. Hawthorne’s advisory expertise is supplemented by over 20 years of executive leadership in integrated health systems with specific skills in clinical operations, market strategy, system integration, managed care and physician integration and alignment.
Professional Commitments & Interests
Certified Lawyer Mediator
American Health Lawyers Association
Santa Fe Institute
MIT Presencing Institute (PI) and Community
Center for Contemplation and Action
American Association of Physician Leaders
American College of Physician Executives
RWJF Clinical Scholars at U Penn-Lecturer
George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health-Lecturer
Caron Treatment Centers-Philadelphia Advisory Board
Trinity University-Healthcare Administration Advisory Board
Former Member, House of Delegates and Regional Policy Board of the American Hospital Association
BS, Business and Marketing, Trinity University
Masters, Healthcare Administration, Trinity University
JD, University of Arkansas