Chief Medical Officer

Michigan Medicine | Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109

Salary Range: Call for details
Date Posted: September 15, 2023
Opportunity Code: 33105


Chief Medical Officer

The Opportunity:

Michigan Medicine, routinely ranked among the nation’s very best health systems and recognized as one of the best employers in the nation, announces an exceptional opportunity for an accomplished and respected physician executive to serve as Chief Medical Officer.

The Position: 

The University of Michigan Health (UM-H) Chief Medical Officer (CMO) provides senior executive leadership for safe, high-quality clinical care, across U-M Health and its partners and affiliates, including Sparrow Health and UM-H West. The UM-H CMO role is the first system-wide leadership position since the merger between UM-H and Sparrow Health in April 2023. The CMO ensures medical care remains consistent with the mission and vision of the clinical enterprise through collaborative interaction with other U-M Health leaders and facilitates provider interactions with hospital administration and the governing board. The CMO reports to Dr. David Miller, President, University of Michigan Health (UM-H) and Executive Vice Dean for Clinical Affairs, University of Michigan Medical School (UUM-HS).

In partnership with other U-M Health leaders and Regional leadership, the new CMO’s system-wide responsibility includes establishing the direction and priorities for UM-H in enhancing the overall quality, safety, effectiveness, and efficiency of healthcare delivery across the UM-H enterprise. Other areas of responsibility are more focused on the UM-H Academic enterprise segments, which are based out of Ann Arbor. Areas that report through the CMO include quality and patient safety (systemwide), clinical informatics, medical staff services, accreditation and regulatory readiness, infection control and epidemiology, patient relations and clinical risk, care management, and capacity management through the Michigan Medicine Capacity Command Center (M2C2). Note that as the UM-H system continues to further integrate with its partners, some areas of responsibility may evolve system-wide.

As Sparrow Health and UM-H West continue to further integrate into the UM-H enterprise, the CMO will play a critical role in ensuring patient satisfaction and access to consistent clinical care across the UM-H and its partners, helping to establish and leverage clinical services lines across the entire clinical enterprise. The CMO will support the alignment of clinical care across the UM-H enterprise and further develop mature, enterprise-wide clinical services lines.

The Ideal Candidate: 

  • Eligible for a faculty appointment in the University of Michigan Medical School. 
  • Board-certified in their respective clinical specialty. 
  • Full licensure to practice medicine in the State of Michigan and board-certified in a primary care, medical or surgical specialty. 
  • Active Medical Staff Member. This position will be approximately 75-85% administrative and 15-25% clinical. 
  • At least 10 years of progressive leadership responsibility and experience in the management of clinical operations and health care delivery, and a history of successful execution of quality and safety initiatives within a complex academic medical center environment. 
  • The successful candidate will likely currently be a physician leader, serving as Chief Medical Officer or Chief Quality Officer, within an academic medical center. Strong preference for candidates who have experience within both an AMC and community health system environment. 
  • Must have experience within a highly complex, matrixed health system environment and an ability to navigate effectively. 
  • Demonstrated advanced knowledge and experience in management principles, processes, and procedures to successfully implement institutional performance improvements. Expert in quality improvement. 
  • Must understand pluralistic medical staff and have experience working with both faculty practice providers and private practice / community providers. 
  • Change management experience and proven ability to successfully lead during system trans-formation are strongly preferred. 
  • Integration experience is strongly preferred and ideal if someone has worked in an evolving system where an academic medical center and a community health system are coming together. 
  • Demonstrated track record of developing clinical service lines and helping to roll out across an evolving clinical enterprise is preferred. 
  • Progressive responsibility and administrative experience in programmatic strategic planning, implementation, and evaluation within a complex academic medical center environment. 
  • Proven track record as an individual who works to achieve integration and alignment by promoting physicians working successfully with all members of the organization in a respectful and interdependent way. 

The Organization:

Michigan Medicine is home to one of the largest health care complexes in the world. It has been the site of many groundbreaking medical and technological advancements since the Medical School first opened in 1850. The University of Michigan is one of the nation’s premier universities and is among the most highly regarded in the world. Michigan’s academic programs offer excellence across disciplines and around the globe. It is recognized as a leader in higher education as evidenced through the outstanding quality of the 19 schools and colleges, internationally recognized faculty, and departments with 275+ degree programs.

The University is also home to Michigan Medicine, comprised of the Medical School, its clinical enterprise, the University of Michigan Health (UM-H) and Michigan Health Corp., the legal entity that allows the Academic Medical Center to enter partnerships, affiliations, joint ventures, and other business activities. Michigan Medicine is an integral component of the University, fully sharing its mission, goals, and responsibilities. UM-H is composed of C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital, the Von Voigtlander Women’s Hospital, University Hospital, Frankel Cardiovascular Center, and the University of Michigan Medical Group which currently houses and supports more than 3,000 physicians and 140 clinics at 40 sites throughout Southeastern Michigan. There is also a new 264-bed hospital that is currently being built and scheduled to open in 2025 that will be called the Pavilion at UM-H. UM-H currently consists of 1,090 licensed beds, 46,803 discharges, 2.7 million physician visits, 41,321 outpatient surgery cases, total net operating revenues of $4.9 billion and 18,562 FTEs (not including the medical school). Awards include U.S. News and World Report #11 ranking nationally and #1 in Michigan; Leap Frog “A” patient safety ranking; Becker’s Healthcare 150 Great Places to Work; and Nurse Magnet certification.

The UM-Health system expanded in recent years as two health systems joined the UM-H family. The University of Michigan Health-West (formerly Metro Health) joined UM-Health in 2016 and embarked on an affiliation that builds upon the strengths of the world-class Michigan Medicine academic medical center and a highly successful community-based health system. UM Health-West provides a world-class system of leading-edge healthcare services with its patient-centric, holistic approach. The 208-bed hospital anchors Metro Health Village in Wyoming, Michigan, serving more than 250,000 patients annually. Additionally, in April 2023, Sparrow Health System joined UM-Health. Sparrow Health includes the E.W. Sparrow Hospital in Lansing, one community hospital in Carson City, three critical access hospitals, Sparrow Specialty Hospital, and nearly 500 Sparrow primary care providers and specialists. UM-H also has important affiliations with MyMichigan Health and Trinity Health - Michigan.

The Location:

The city of Ann Arbor, Michigan, is a vibrant community located 40 miles southwest of Detroit. It is home to the sprawling University of Michigan, known for its research programs. The University of Michigan Museum of Art displays works from around the globe spanning centuries. Science-focused attractions in the city include the Museum of Natural History and the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, with kid-friendly interactive exhibits.




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