Chief Operating Officer, OH Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children

Orlando Health | Orlando, Florida 32806

Salary Range: Call for details
Date Posted: June 05, 2024
Opportunity Code: 34148


Seeking Chief Operating Officer to join Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children, a consistently recognized national leader in pediatric care. 

The Opportunity:

Orlando Health announces an exceptional opportunity for an exemplary leader to serve as the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children and Assistant Vice President, Orlando Health. The COO direct and oversee the day-to-day administrative and operational functions of OHAPH working collaboratively to establish a pediatric health care environment that promotes excellence, efficiency and safety while maintaining a focus on the patients and their families.

Reporting to Justin Williams, President OHAPH, the next Chief Operating Officer will have direct oversight of the hospital’s allied health services, support services and perioperative services. The COO will ensure areas of responsibility meet quality, strategic, customer service, budget, financial and business development goals. In addition, the COO will assist in developing new business strategies to enhance market share, add new service lines and improve overall performance and will identify opportunities and communicate them to the hospital leadership team. In partnership with executive team, the incoming COO will have the professional stature and institutional resources to continue to attract exceptional clinicians, team members and leaders from diverse backgrounds. Direct reports will include Associate COO, Director of Surgery, Director of Nursing Operations, Manager of Sterile Processing, Manager of Cardiovascular for Cath and Surgery and a Chief Clinical Perfusionist.

The Ideal Candidate:

• Minimum of 7 years of progressive experience in hospital management in a hospital of similar complexity including inpatient operations, new program development, quality management, productivity enhancement and cost reduction, is required.

• Master’s degree in health-related field or business required. 

• Clinical background and a clinical degree is a plus.

• The successful candidate will currently be a Chief Operating Officer, SVP/VP/Director of Operations or hold another senior executive-level position in a healthcare provider organization with a regional and/or national reputation for excellence. The successful candidate must possess outstanding and hands-on operational and financial management skills/experience.

• Leadership experience in a pediatric setting is highly preferred.

• Leadership experience in a multi-hospital system is highly preferred.

• Experience in building and/or growing regional clinical programs in competitive healthcare market is highly preferred.

• Experience in leading patient care providers, creating a vision for patient care and being an advocate for caregivers while achieving organizations goals is required.

• Experience with new construction projects would be a plus.

• Demonstrated track record participating in philanthropic initiatives and fundraising.

The Organization:

Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children (OHAPH) has 156 beds. Caring for its patients are more than 150 pediatric subspecialty physicians and 65 advanced practice professionals. OHAPH also has a pediatric residency program accredited by ACGME comprised of 42 pediatric residents and has 5 pediatric fellowship programs. The hospital has consistently been recognized as a national leader in pediatric care. Since 2008, these touchpoints of excellence have placed Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital as a Best Children’s Hospital in the United States. For fourteen consecutive years, USNWR has ranked OHAPH on its Best Children’s Hospitals list in multiple pediatric specialties. 

Orlando Health is a not-for-profit healthcare organization with $9.2 billion of assets under management with more than 3,800 beds that serves the southeastern United States and Puerto Rico, headquartered in Orlando, Florida. Their mission is "To improve the health and quality of life of the individuals and communities we serve." Orlando Health is one of Florida's most comprehensive private, not-for-profit healthcare networks, including 11 hospitals in Florida and 5 hospitals in Puerto Rico, a large multispecialty medical group (Orlando Health Medical Group), and a clinically integrated network (Orlando Health Network). Orlando Health's facilities, advanced medical treatments and procedures, and highly qualified staff have distinguished the system as a healthcare leader for nearly 3 million Central Florida residents and millions of visitors annually.  

The Region:

Best known for theme parks, Orlando is home to more than a dozen family attractions, including Walt Disney World, Epcot, Sea Life Orlando Aquarium, and Universal Orlando, making the central Florida city the "Theme Park Capital of the World." Orlando is also home to industry, including high-tech, aviation and aerospace, biotechnology research, film and television production, and manufacturing. The Orange County Convention Center in Orlando is the second largest in the country, with an average of nearly 200 events annually.

Nominations are greatly appreciated and may be sent to:

Jennifer Schaulin, Senior Consultant

Heather Van Hecke, Consultant

Physician and Leadership Solutions - Executive Search

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