Douglas Carney, AIA, MBA, joined Brigham Health as senior vice president of Real Estate, Facilities and Operations on Oct. 15.
As senior vice president, Carney is responsible for overseeing all facility development, real estate operations, facilities planning and design, space utilization, facilities operations and engineering, and major construction projects across Brigham Health.
“Doug’s extensive leadership experience and track record of overseeing major capital projects and complex facilities initiatives at significant scale within a premiere academic medical system made him both the clear choice among the diverse set of candidates and the perfect fit for our institution,” said Ron M. Walls, MD, executive vice president and chief operating officer of Brigham Health. “We’re thrilled for him to join our team and excited for the outstanding experience, vision and creativity he will bring to this important role.”
Carney previously served as senior vice president for Facilities, Real Estate and Capital Program at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHoP). While at CHoP, he collaborated with senior leadership and the board in successfully planning and leading an extensive expansion of the hospital’s main campus and its network. He also served as a non-voting member of the Finance and Capital Program Committee and Buildings and Grounds Sub-committee of the CHoP Board of Trustees.
An architect for over 35 years, Carney has worked in both private practice and as a partner at Sustainable Program Management, a firm focused on real estate, design and construction for the public sector. For more than three decades, he has gained extensive experience with contract management, site analysis, master planning, feasibility and zoning studies, space needs, program development, code analysis and compliance studies, and project scheduling.
Earlier in his career, Carney served in facilities and real estate leadership roles in the Jefferson Health System and at the University of Pennsylvania. He graduated from Carnegie Mellon University and earned a master’s in business administration from Eastern University.
Carney emphasized how moved he was during the interview process by the Brigham’s mission to deliver world-class medical care, particularly to patients from underserved communities. He looks forward to helping the Brigham and Partners HealthCare conceptualize the two organizations’ strategic planning and future growth while enhancing the Brigham’s day-to-day operations.
“It is a privilege and an honor to be invited to join the Brigham and Partners HealthCare in support of our mission of excellent care, cutting-edge research, exceptional medical education and community outreach,” Carney said. “Coming from a leading academic medical center, I am proud to join Brigham Health, a world leader, especially at this pivotal time in our institution’s history.”