Orlando Health seeks an exemplary leader to direct and oversee Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children (OHAPH) in establishing a pediatric health care environment that promotes excellence, efficiency, and safety while maintaining a focus on the patients and their families.
Orlando Health, a $6.4 billion non-profit healthcare organization with more than 3,800 beds serving Central Florida and beyond, seeks an exemplary leader to direct and oversee Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children (OHAPH) and lead a team of physicians and administrators that will work collaboratively to establish a pediatric health care environment that promotes excellence, efficiency, and safety while maintaining a focus on the patients and their families.
Founded more than 100 years ago, Orlando Health is recognized around the world for Central Florida’s only pediatric and adult Level I Trauma program as well as the only state-accredited Level II Adult Trauma Center in Pinellas County. It is the home of the nation’s largest neonatal intensive care unit under one roof, the only system in the southeast to offer open fetal surgery to repair the most severe forms of spina bifida, the site of an Olympic athlete training facility and operator of one of the largest and highest performing clinically integrated networks in the region. Orlando Health has pioneered life-changing medical research and its Graduate Medical Education program hosts more than 350 residents and fellows.
The system includes 11 hospitals in Florida, 5 hospitals in Puerto Rico and 9 free-standing emergency departments. In addition, there are 3 hospitals and 1 free-standing emergency department coming soon. The system also includes nine specialty institutes, more than 100 adult and pediatric primary care practices, skilled nursing facilities, an in-patient behavioral health facility under the management of Acadia Healthcare, and more than 60 outpatient facilities that include imaging and laboratory services, wound care centers, home healthcare services in partnership with LHC Group, and urgent care centers in partnership with FastMed Urgent Care. More than 4,750 physicians, representing more than 100 medical specialties and subspecialties have privileges across the Orlando Health system, which employs more than 27,000 team members and more than 1,200 physicians.
Reporting to Steve Burriss, Chief Operating Officer, Orlando Health, the next Senior Vice President, Orlando Health and President, OHAPH (President) will have responsibility for all clinical, educational, research, and operational functioning within the organization. Empowered to enhance a culture of collaboration and inclusion, the incoming executive will build strong relationships and partnerships across Orlando Health and OHAPH, as well as with the community, aligning with the strategic goals of Orlando Health. The President will have the opportunity to lead and impact the organization, and the hospital's performance and will apply a strong and proven commitment to excellence in care delivery, research, education, and advocacy.
The President will establish policies, programs, and processes that optimize organizational performance, ensuring the delivery of consistent, safe, patient-centered care, and achieve measurable outcomes. The President will participate in the development of the strategic direction of Orlando Health and incorporate it into the strategic plan of OHAPH. The President will foster a positive learning environment for organization members, pediatric residents, and other learners in the organization, promoting excellence in education within and beyond the organization.
The incoming executive will have the professional stature and institutional resources to continue to attract exceptional clinicians from diverse backgrounds. To ensure success in this endeavor, the Senior Vice President of Orlando Health & President of OHAPH will promote a positive, inclusive, and collegial community sustained through strong mentorship and support that promotes innovative thinking and expansive collaborations.
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Nominations and Applications
Applications should include a detailed curriculum vitae and a letter of interest highlighting the applicant's vision and relevant leadership experience. To ensure full consideration, inquiries, nominations, and applications should be submitted electronically in confidence to Beth Ross, at
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