December 7, 2015
Power Players

Barbara Doyle

MetroWest Medical Center is another hospital in the region that's seen a stark financial improvement, and leading the ongoing turnaround is Barbara Doyle, the president and CEO of the Tenet Healthcare-owned hospital, with a main campus in Framingham and another in Natick.

Doyle was recruited two years ago from a Virginia hospital, after Tenet bought MetroWest Medical Center and Saint Vincent Hospital in Worcester from Vanguard Health Systems.

A seasoned hospital administrator and a nurse by training, Doyle saw the 284-bed hospital was challenged in a couple of ways. Physicians were leaving the hospital in droves to join other organizations, taking with them patient volume; and the hospital, about 15 miles west of Boston, faced tough competition from Greater Boston's numerous hospitals.

By focusing on physician recruitment and investing in high-demand services areas, such as bariatric medicine and obstetrics, Doyle has crafted an apparent reversal of multi-year losses, with the hospital turning a profit of $9.6 million by the middle of this fiscal year.

Read about other Central Massachusetts Power Players

Change Agents: Executives bringing their organizations to new heights

Visionaries: Forward thinkers pushing to realize the promises of the future

Politicos: Public officials leveraging their positions to further business development

Fresh Faces: Newcomers to Central Massachusetts with refreshing perspectives and ideas

Inner Circle: Long-time players who continue to have a significant role in new developments

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