SVP, Behavioral Health Services and Chair, Department of Psychiatry

The MetroHealth System | Cleveland, Ohio 44109

Salary Range: Call for details
Date Posted: May 22, 2024
Opportunity Code: 33797


Strategically lead a new, free-standing behavioral health hospital and lead a robust psychiatry/psychology department for 4-hospital system with an academic medical center.

The Opportunity

This is an exciting opportunity to support MetroHealth’s vision to become the most admired public health system in the nation, renowned for advancing and becoming the national model for health equity and eradicating health disparities, being the community’s choice, driving innovation, and delivering exceptional care and outcomes by delivering clinical and academic excellence and exceptional patient/care team experiences, and sustaining and accelerating growth. 

The Department of Psychiatry offers robust integrated psychiatry and psychology services to all adult, adolescent, geriatric, and pediatric patients across the system in the areas of inpatient, outpatient, corrections, and addiction services. Fully accredited training programs at MetroHealth include a General Psychiatry Residency Training Program along with Psychology and other training programs. The Psychiatry program is popular and has expanded from 20 to 32 residents. The Chair of the Department of Psychiatry reports to the System EVP, Chief Clinical Officer and is supported by an operational dyad. Faculty appointments are awarded through Case Western University School of Medicine.

Additionally, as SVP, Behavioral Health Services, the Chair strategically leads the newly opened 112-bed free-standing behavioral health hospital on MetroHealth’s Cleveland Heights campus. The hospital supports behavioral health for adolescents, adult and geriatrics, in all areas of the continuum of care. Exciting components of this new, high-demand hospital include a dual diagnosis center for mental illness/addiction and private rooms for adult and geriatric psychiatry.  

The Ideal Candidate

The Chair of Psychiatry will have strategic oversight of the expanding Department and must be a compelling leader and a recognized educator and/or investigator whose passion for the educational, clinical, and research missions energizes the faculty, staff, and learners in a culturally competent and culturally sensitive manner. A distinguished record of academic/scholarly activity and Board Certification in Psychiatry is required.

The Organization

MetroHealth is a $2B revenue, nationally ranked, non-profit, mission-driven health care system and the largest, most comprehensive healthcare providers in Northeast Ohio. The system is enjoying outstanding clinical growth and financial strength. The 4-hospital system includes an Academic Medical Center, new patient tower, new free-standing behavioral health hospital and numerous outpatient facilities. The MetroHealth System is under new leadership with a growth-minded and community-focused CEO since December 2022.  

The Location

Cleveland, Ohio is located on the southern shore of Lake Erie, near the mouth of the Cuyahoga River. The area offers a mix of history and modern sophistication. The area’s economy has diversified sectors that include manufacturing, financial services, healthcare, and biomedical. Cleveland is home to three major league sports teams and is recognized as the 10th most philanthropic city in the nation.

Nominations are greatly appreciated and may be sent to:

Anne Neubauer, Vice President

Ellen Lockhart, MD, Principal

c/o Charlotte Tinsley, Consultant

Executive & Physician Leadership Search, AMN Healthcare




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