Chief Operating Officer

San Juan Regional Medical Center | Farmington, New Mexico 87401

Salary Range: Call for details
Date Posted: June 27, 2024
Opportunity Code: 34128


Chief Operating Officer

San Juan Regional Medical Center

Farmington, NM

San Juan Regional Medical Center (SJRMC), a non-profit and community owned/operated hospital located in the beautiful San Juan River Valley in northwest New Mexico, is conducting a nationwide search for their next Chief Operating Officer (COO). The COO will lead overall business and support service operations for SJRMC and will be accountable for the growth, operations, and financial results of the organization. This executive will be an established leader who can create and maintain an environment where the mission, vision and values of the organization can be fulfilled by satisfied and enthusiastic ancillary professionals and support service professionals providing personalized, high quality, customer care and service. Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), the COO will serve as a trusted thought partner to the CEO, enabling the COO to learn all aspects of the organization: its business, environment, and people, thereby positioning this leader as a potential successor to the CEO

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in healthcare related field or business
  • Experience with mid-sized rural healthcare market
  • Demonstrated effective competence with performance improvement concepts and systems, including Lean and Six Sigma, among others
  • Specialty certification or licensure in a healthcare related field
  • Demonstrated effective competence of organizational learning
  • Demonstrated effective competence with workforce development systems
  • Demonstrated effective competence with efficiency and benchmark processes
  • Knowledge of Healthcare Facility Planning and Design Concepts
  • Membership in pertinent professional organization(s)
  • Demonstrated effective competence in Healthcare Information Systems and databases

San Juan Regional Medical Center is a community owned and operated hospital located in the beautiful San Juan River Valley in northwest New Mexico. A non-profit hospital serving the Four Corners area of New Mexico, Arizona, Colorado, and Utah, SJRMC has a rich heritage dating back to before New Mexico was a state. In 1910, two physicians, Dr. G.W. Sammons and Dr. A.M. Smith, saw a community need for quality healthcare close to home. They started an eight-bed hospital so patients would not have to travel the treacherous 50 miles to Durango, Colorado. Today, the focus on serving the community with quality healthcare services remains, although SJRMC has grown into a 198 bed, level III trauma center including state-of-the-art operating suites and 165 private patient rooms with fresh air balconies. As a340B hospital, SJRMC is committed to good stewardship principles to enhance services and care for our patients. 

As a values-driven organization, SJRMC’s mission, vision and core values direct decisions, whether the decision is about the care of an individual patient, or how services are expanded to meet the needs of the community. SJRMC focuses on personalizing the care they deliver to a diverse population of patients and communities. SJRMC’s core values ofSacred Trust, Personal Reverence, Thoughtful Anticipation, Creative VitalityandTeam Accountabilityenable them to provide the personalized care that lies at the heart of their mission.

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

Mick Ruel, Vice President 

AMN Leadership Solutions 

Executive and Physician Leadership Search 

Hisham Siddiqi, Consultant 

AMN Leadership Solutions 

Executive and Physician Leadership Search




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