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Chief Executive Officer 

Hospital/Facility: Lakewood Regional Medical Center
Location: Lakewood, CA

Description

The Chief Executive Officer reports directly to the Senior Vice President of the Region.

Lakewood Regional Medical Center is a 172-bed regional medical center and hospital, with over 500 physicians, 700 employees, and 90 volunteers.

Over the next year, $10 million is being invested in support of Lakewood Regional Medical Center's mission to provide quality health care.  The hospital has just opened a newly expanded Heart & Vascular Center featuring two new Cath Labs and installed a new advanced 64 Slice CT scanner.

Along with these updates, they have succeeded in demonstrating outstanding quality outcomes.  Lakewood Regional Medical Center was recognized for the best outcomes in Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery (CABG); and websites that compare hospitals rated us as "above average" in our service and quality. On February 25, 2009 we were certified to join the ST Elevation Myocardial Infraction (STEMI) Receiving Center Network in Los Angeles County, making us a specialty center for the treatment of Heart attacks.

Viewed as focused, in charge, enthusiastic and approachable, the Chief Executive Officer 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.

 

Qualifications

Masters Degree in Health Care Administration, MBA or equivalent is required.

  • 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.
  • The ability to communicate effectively with diverse constituencies and to deliver high quality written and verbal presentations.  Astute interpersonal, public relations and negotiating skills.  Excellent interpersonal skills; and a dedicated listener.
  • One who encourages feedback and collaborative efforts in his/her staff in order to promote a higher standard of patient care, cost effective delivery of services, and a team-oriented culture.
  • An individual of highest personal and professional integrity, principle and knowledge, earning respect and support when making difficult decisions and choices.  Able to establish immediate credibility with peers, senior leadership, medical staff, and the Board.

Please apply at executive.search@tenethealth.com

 

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