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Chief Medical Officer 

Hospital/Facility: Doctor's Hospital
Location: Modesto, CA


Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the Chief Medical Officer provides leadership, direction and planning for a wide variety of medical and related activities for the hospital. This executive serves as the liaison and resource to management on matters pertaining to medical staff activities. The hospital CMO is committed to the mission of quality, safety, service and improvement of patient clinical outcomes.  He or she is a leader in promoting physician performance in these areas, especially those defined by the Balanced Scorecard.

Provide physician leadership and direction of Saint Francis Medical Partners (employed physician practice).
  • Serve as facilitator and thought leader for the development of clinically integrated systems and structures.
  • Involvement in all initiatives and concerns involving patient safety, quality, infection control and risk management and patient service, especially those related to physician issues.
  • Responsible for assuring a robust peer review and credentialing process, ensuring quality, safety, service and behavioral issues on the part of the medical staff are addressed fairly and in a timely fashion.
  • Active participation in the care coordination program including monitoring of the appropriateness of procedures, admissions and utilization of resources.



An M.D. degree is required and an MBA, or other advanced management degree, is preferred.  Certification by one of the Boards of the American Board of Medical Specialties is also required.

A demonstrated track record of superior performance in physician leadership roles; a background should have been gained ideally in an health system or major medical group that is recognized for excellence in clinical care and contemporary medical management practices.  The successful candidate will be recognized for knowledge in clinical process improvement.
Business skills in planning, use of information systems, financial management, budgeting, reimbursement and managed care, healthcare economics, medical practice management, human resources management and team building, program development, community education, and marketing/referral base development.
Clinical leadership skills in quality and utilization management, clinical effectiveness and outcomes, clinical staff development, case management, clinical protocol development.
Solid knowledge of TJC accreditation processes.
Demonstrated knowledge of managed care and he Solid knowledge of TJC accreditation processes.

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