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Chief Executive Officer 
Hospital/Facility: Houston Northwest Medical Center
Location: Houston, Texas
Description
 
The Chief Executive Officer reports directly to the Senior Vice President of the Central Region.
 
Houston Northwest Medical Center (HNMC) opened in 1973. A medical staff of approximately 600 members offers a wide range of inpatient, outpatient and diagnostic imaging services.
 
The Heart Center is supported by over 40 cardiologists and provides comprehensive cardiac services.  Among them are diagnostic imaging, nuclear stress testing, digital catheterization labs, open-heart surgery and cardiac rehabilitation.
 
The Women’s Atrium provides a variety of services dedicated to the healthcare needs of women.  From digital mammography to fitness, wellness and educational services, the Women’s Atrium is committed to providing health care for every stage in a woman’s life.
 
The medical center has a complement of modern imaging equipment to diagnose and treat a wide range of medical conditions and traumatic injuries.  The diagnostic imaging equipment includes multiple MRI and CT scanners, a PET scanner, Digital Mammography, Ultrasound, Nuclear Medicine and other imaging technology.
 
Houston Northwest Medical Center offers several specialties including a Sleep Disorders Center that performs overnight studies and provides consultation for a variety of sleep disorders, such as insomnia, sleep apnea or narcolepsy.
 
Surgical services at Houston Northwest Medical Center include specialties such as orthopedics, cardiovascular, urology, ophthalmology, obstetrics and gynecology, plastic surgery, and many others such as weight loss/bariatric surgery.
 
Viewed as focused, in charge, enthusiastic and approachable, the Chief Executive Officer of the facility will be responsible for providing strong leadership for the facility.  He/she will lead by example, setting clear strategies and performance expectations developed in an environment of participation and collaboration with senior management, physicians, and the Advisory Board.
 

Other responsibilities include:
  • Ensures a positive working relationship with physicians; creates a culture of open progressive communication and mutual understanding between the physicians, facility leadership and employees.
     
  • Develops and leads a top-notch administrative team.
     
  • Establishes a sense of mutual “pride of ownership” among constituencies, including physicians, employees and the community.  Nurtures a culture of shared purpose and goals among these groups, fostering greatly improved working relationships and ensuring consistent quality of patient care.
     
  • Maintains a highly visible presence, interacting constantly with key stakeholders to inform and advise them of strategies, current healthcare trends, legislation and activities.  Represents the facility as a vital provider and employer by being an active civic leader in the community.
     
  • Recruits and retains first-rate physicians to work with the facility.
     
  • Exhibits strong communication, presentation and listening skills to ensure facility-wide collaboration and coordination, especially concerning physicians, employees and the community.
  • Displays strong business acumen, a sophisticated knowledge of healthcare funding, and experience in competitive marketplaces with the ability to make complex and difficult decisions.
     
  • In conjunction with the Chief Financial Officer of the facility, the Chief Executive Officer will sign to certify the financials of the facility on a quarterly basis.
     
  • Appropriately assesses strategic opportunities to enhance the facility’s market position.
     
  • Assures the highest standards of healthcare delivery and outcomes, ensuring a constant patient focus.
     
  • Shows creativity and judgment in developing and communicating an executable vision that includes new product lines and services, partnerships, and ventures.
     
  • Continues to build solid, effective relationships with appropriate partners, payors, businesses, customers, and the community at large.
     
  • Ensures positive employee relations and trust through communication, education, consistency and dependability.
     
  • Leads the development of progressive physician/facility strategies and executes plans in order to optimize the long-term potential of the facility.
     
  • Fosters a work climate that attracts quality employees, and provides and promotes the facility as a provider of choice for patients.
     
  • Demonstrates successes in integrating medical staff and creating opportunities for growth and profitability.
Qualifications
 
  • An undergraduate degree in Business, Health Care Administration, or related field is required.  A Master’s degree is preferred.
     
  • Minimum ten to fifteen years of progressive experience in facility or healthcare management, culminating in successfully leading a complex entity in a culturally diverse, competitive urban environment.
     
  • Demonstrated, sophisticated understanding of healthcare and facility financial matters; a strong, experience-based knowledge of managed care.
     
  • Experience as a Hospital CEO or senior executive in a proprietary facility, or proven capability to consistently produce positive margins in a complex and competitive environment.
     
  • A proven background in developing and implementing successful strategies that ensures delivery of high quality, cost effective healthcare.  Possesses a verifiable history of engendering growth through increased productivity as well as program development. 
     
  • A strong reputation for sustained, successful, inclusive, trust-based physician relations, and proven success for attracting excellent physicians.  The ability to understand physicians’ viewpoints and needs, and work strategically with them in the best interest of patients and the facility.
     
  • A highly effective manager with a demonstrated track record of bold leadership and bringing teams toward full utilization of their talents and abilities to achieve desired business results.
     
  • Must have independent judgment and decision-making capability.  Excellent human relations skills. 
     
  • Visionary with the ability to think strategically and possessing the communication and leadership skills to follow through on development plans.
     
  • Demonstrated success in balancing cost and quality issues and partnering with the medical staff to address productivity and quality improvements.
     
  • Superior knowledge of healthcare trends and legislation combined with strong business acumen.
     
  • Track record of active community leadership. The Chief Executive Officer must be a visible, active participant in civic forums representing the facility.
     
  • Proven ability to provide high quality, cost effective care through innovation, reputation and positive employee and physician relations.

Please apply at executive.search@tenethealth.com

 

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