Chief Executive Officer

Central Health | Austin, Texas 78702

Salary Range: Call for details
Date Posted: September 25, 2023
Opportunity Code: 33164


Central Health, Travis County’s Hospital District, is conducting a national search for their next President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to lead the development of their comprehensive, high-functioning healthcare system for low-income residents who need it most. The district’s Healthcare Equity Plan, adopted in early 2022, is guiding up to $700 million in investments to close the gaps that persist throughout the safety-net healthcare system – in primary care, specialty care, dental and behavioral health, hospital-based care, and post-acute transitions of care.

Reporting to the Travis County Healthcare District Board of Managers and under their broad direction, the President and CEO of Central Health will oversee, direct, and manage the operations and employees of the Travis County Healthcare District in accordance with the policies and direction of the Board of Managers. This leader will establish and maintain effective working relationships with the Board, staff, elected and appointed local, state, and federal officials, and industry and community partners in order to leverage support and resources needed to meet strategic business goals. 

The ideal candidate will be dedicated to providing opportunity and access to those who are underserved to receive high-quality health and wellness care. This leader will have a track record of success leading strong financial and operational outcomes in a hospital district and a thorough understanding of healthcare, including service delivery, operations, finance, quality measurement, and improvement. Establishing relationships at the local, state, and federal levels to support the goals of the organization while successfully marketing the organization’s healthcare services to the communities being served will be an area of focus for the next President and CEO.


  • Master of Healthcare Administration, Public Health, Public Policy or related field  
  • A minimum of ten (10) years of related experience, including a minimum of five (5) years as a Chief Executive Officer. Experience in a public entity setting is a plus.
  • Any equivalent combination of experience and education may substitute.
  • Experience in working with and improving healthcare access/outcomes for those who are underserved is required.

Central Health was created in 2004 by Travis County voters and has since then taken responsibility for making sure residents with low income have access to care. Central Health is making healthcare better through the direct practice of medicine, through partnerships and collaborations with other providers, and through building facilities where services can be provided that close the gaps in the system. 

For additional information about the position or to provide recommendations, please contact:


Hisham Siddiqi, Consultant  

AMN Leadership Solutions 

Executive and Physician Leadership Search 



Camille Briscoe, VP 

AMN Leadership Solutions 

Executive and Physician Leadership Search 


Mick Ruel, VP 

AMN Leadership Solutions 

Executive and Physician Leadership Search 





EEOC Statement: The Central Health Enterprise (Central Health, CommUnityCare & Sendero) is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, genetic information, veteran status, or another characteristic protected by law. 


The Central Health Enterprise complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, and transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. 

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