Vice President, Physician Practices

Mercy Health System of Portland | Portland, Maine 04101

Salary Range: Call for details
Date Posted: July 10, 2020
Opportunity Code: 26153


Lead Ambulatory Services and Practices as the Vice President of Physician Practices for Mercy Medical Group in Portland, Maine!


The Position 

  • The Vice President, Physician Practices serves as the administrative leader for the Mercy Medical Group (MMG) and is a member of Mercy Hospital’s senior executive management team. 
  • The Vice President provides strategic and operational management for all practices and designated outpatient and support service units, including all hospital-based physicians, advanced practice professionals, and CRNAs.
  • Partnering with the leadership team of Mercy Hospital and Northern Light Health, this leader will drive cost reduction while improving quality, as well as ensure business plans, performance metrics, reporting processes, and compensation structures align with organizational goals.
  • A major responsibility of the Vice President will be to develop, implement, and manage all aspects of the MMG annual budget, while certifying that the Medical Group is in compliance with all federal, state, funding, and city regulations/requirements.
  • Must bring 7+ years of physician practice management experience, preferably in a regional multi-site setting or healthcare system.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Management, Accounting, Finance, or related discipline is required.
  • Master’s degree in Business or Health Care Administration, as well as a fellowship in HFMA or Certification with MGMA or ACHE, is strongly preferred.

The Organization 

  • Northern Light Mercy Hospital is part of the Northern Light Healthcare System (formerly known as Eastern Maine Healthcare System (EMHS)), a statewide network of health delivery services that offers equal access to high quality care throughout the state of Maine. 90% of Maine’s population is within the Northern Light service area.
  • Mercy Hospital is a non-profit hospital and sponsored Catholic ministry that encompasses two campuses with a combined bed-count of 230 beds, providing a mix of medical, surgical, and outpatient services.
  • In 2019, Mercy Hospital was named to both Newsweek’s and U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospital” lists and received an ‘A’ grade from the Leapfrog Group for the sixth year in a row for meeting the highest patient safety standards in the country. 
  • Construction of a new $83 million facility, which is a two-year project that will add a hospital, medical office building, and ambulatory surgery center, will begin in Spring 2020 and is a prime example of Mercy Hospital's dedication to growth and progress. 

The Community 

  • Portland is the largest city in Maine, and is home to the historic Old Port district, and Cape Elizabeth, which marks the entrance to Portland Harbor.
  • The city, which was ranked 4th among the top 10 perfect places to live in America, combines diverse cultural offerings of a large metropolitan city, with a charming small-town atmosphere. 
  • Portland has a vibrant art scene, having been named one of the country’s top 25 art destinations by American Style magazine, and offers more than 2,000 art events annually.
  • Bon Appetit magazine has dubbed Portland as the "foodie state", for its wide array of local dining options.



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