Chief Executive Officer
The CEO is responsible for overall leadership and management of HFHC ensuring the implementation of the mission of the organization and the strategic and operational plans approved by the Board of Directors. This position is expected to understand accounting and financial systems to analyze, evaluate and report on the organization's performance. This position requires critical thinking and sound judgment in decision-making; takes an entrepreneurial approach to problem-solving, potential solutions, and rapid change; considers alternative ideas; and has a strong ability to balance multiple and diverse projects of significance, prioritize work and manage time. The CEO provides effective strategic and operational leadership and direction for the organization; monitors current budget and operational data to assure continued success and longevity of the organization. The CEO works with the staff, Finance Committee and the Board of Directors in preparing the annual budget; assures that the organization operates within budget guidelines and parameters; assures adequate controls and accounting of funds, including the development and maintenance of sound financial practices. The CEO assures that the organization, its mission, programs, and services are consistently presented in a strong, positive image to relevant stakeholders.
Heart of Florida Health Center (HFHC), formerly known as Community Health Services, became a Federally- Qualified Health Center (FQHC) in March 2009 with the addition of dental and behavioral health services. For over 18 years, Munroe Regional Medical Center (MRMC) and Ocala Regional Medical Center (ORMC) generously provided the financial support that made healthcare available through the CHS clinic. In 2007, the Marion County Commissioners and the Florida Department of Health Marion County also began providing funding assistance to expand the range of services offered.
Today, Heart of Florida Health Center provides healthcare to 30,000 patients with over 70,000 visits annually, nine clinic sites, and has an operating budget of $30M. Services include Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pediatric Medicine, Maternity, Gynecology, Adult & Pediatric Dentistry, Pharmacy, Behavioral Health, Case Management, and Telehealth. HFHC also provides all healthcare operations for Marion County Jail and has a Family Medicine and Internal Medicine Residency program through HCA Florida Ocala Hospital (FKA Ocala Regional Medical Center).
- Bachelor’s Degree in healthcare, nonprofit management, administration or a related field is required. A Master’s Degree is strongly preferred.
- A minimum of five years of senior management experience within an FQHC or healthcare entity of similar or larger scope and scale.
- Growth mindset and has experience in helping grow markets.
- Public policy, community involvement, and public speaking experience are strongly preferred.
- Needs strong business acumen.
- Someone who has led by bringing forth other leaders.
- Strong presence and a collaborator within the community.
- Innovative, high energy, driver, outside-in type of thinker who has a track record of executing on plans.
- Good communicator, someone who is able to share; listens to people; encourages opinions; respects others’ opinions.
- Empower leadership to execute.
- Focus on improved outcomes, not on blaming people.
- Balances the needs of clinical people, operational people and administrative people – sees the whole picture.
- Good understanding of community health.
- Strong engagement and strong collaborator.