Chief Clinical Officer, Children & Women's Hospitals

Michigan Medicine | Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109

Salary Range: Call for details
Date Posted: September 18, 2023
Opportunity Code: 33103


An outstanding opportunity for a distinguished Children’s or Women’s Physician Leader to join one of the most highly regarded health institutions in the world – University of Michigan Health.

The Opportunity:

Reporting to Dr. Paul Lee, Executive Director of University of Michigan Medical Group and Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs, U-M Medical School and University of Michigan Health, the Chief Clinical Officer for Children’s and Women’s Hospitals (CCO C&W) will partner with Chief Operating Officer C&W and Chief Nursing Officer C&W in a triad to ensure the overall performance of the Hospitals. 

The primary responsibility for this senior-level management position is to provide clinical operational leadership related to all clinical processes, systems, and practices focused on improving safety, quality, timeliness, financial stewardship, and people in C&W. The CCO C&W will coordinate these activities with the overall UMHS safety and quality priorities. The CCO C&W will guide management of patient placement, capacity, and physician leadership for patient flow and process improvement within C&W and with partner community hospitals and health systems. 

The CCO C&W is expected to work closely with the CCOs of the adult hospital/Frankel Cardiovascular Center and the ambulatory care enterprise, as well as with the Chief Medical Officer of UMHS, department chairs, other departmental leaders (including chief departmental administrators and division leaders), and leaders across Michigan Medicine and the University of Michigan. 

The Ideal Candidate:

The ideal candidate will be Board-certified in their respective clinical specialty. Candidate should be a pediatrician, pediatric sub-specialist, OBGYN or OBGYN sub-specialist. The CCO C&W will be an active medical staff member and will hold an MD or equivalent and eligible for a faculty appointment in the University of Michigan Medical School. 

In addition, the ideal candidates will possess:

  • Leadership skills commensurate with a history of leadership roles/responsibilities and an understanding of behavioral and organizational change methodology. 
  • Leadership experience in the management of health care delivery and a history of successful execution of initiatives. 
  • Administrative leadership experience in programmatic strategic planning, implementation, and evaluation within a complex academic medical center environment. 
  • Leadership experience with hospital operations, including capacity / LOS management and quality & safety initiatives. Operating Room operational improvement experience preferred. 

The Organization:

The University of Michigan is one of the nation’s premiere universities and is among the most highly regarded in the world. The University is 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 into partnerships, affiliations, joint ventures, and other business activities. The entire U-M community takes immense pride in having a health system routinely ranked among the nation’s very best, and one that has been recognized as one of the best employers in the nation. UM-H is composed of C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital, the Von Voigtlander Women’s Hospital, University Hospital, University of Michigan Health-West (formerly Metro Health), 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. 

The faculty and staff of C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital and Von Voigtlander Women’s Hospital are committed to providing extraordinary care for children, women and their families, and pursuing innovations that improve treatment and quality of life for our patients. Winning awards and achieving designations is never our goal, but to the extent that they are a representation to our community that the care we offer is of the highest quality, we are pleased to share that we are consistently recognized for our high standards and commitment to continuous improvement. The Hospitals are comprised of 348 pediatric inpatient beds, 50 maternity rooms, 46 private NICU rooms, 16 ORs and a 9-story, 245,000 square foot outpatient wing. The 24/7 Pediatric Emergency Department and Urgent Care Center includes 31 exam rooms and observation bays, a helipad, three all-private intensive care units and state-of-the-art operating room suite.

The Region:

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 with its more-than 38,000 students. The city also boasts a nationally recognized public school system and a variety of private and parochial schools. 

Regularly receiving national attention as one of the best places, Ann Arbor is much more than a university town; it is home to more than 100 high tech, research, and light-industrial employers. Major employers outside the university and government also call Ann Arbor home. The area is most well-known for its globally inspired cultural offerings. 

This diverse community has many attractions, with over 300 restaurants; shopping, world-class museums; galleries; theaters; and clubs with live music. The city's numerous off-street trails and lightly traveled neighborhood streets attract joggers and bike riders throughout the year. Cyclists enjoy the extensive trail system, which winds along the Huron River. Endless opportunities for recreation are also available in the city's 159 parks, which feature trails; golf; canoe liveries; swimming pools; ice rinks; tennis courts; athletic fields; volunteer opportunities; programs for every age, interest, and ability; and so much more.  

Nominations, including self-nominations are greatly appreciated and may be sent to:

Beth Ross


Physician and Leadership Solutions - Executive Search

AMN Healthcare




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