President and System Vice President, Pediatric Services

SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital | Saint Louis, Missouri 63104

Salary Range: Call for details
Date Posted: January 05, 2023
Opportunity Code: 31741


President, Cardinal Glennon Health Services and System Vice President, Pediatric Services

The Opportunity

SSM Health, an innovative and nationally recognized non-profit, multi-state Catholic health system is seeking a dynamic, visible, collaborative, forward thinking healthcare executive, with a track record of driving strategic growth, to lead the SSM Health-Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital (Cardinal Glennon) and to further develop and expand the pediatric service line across SSM Health.  

The President, Cardinal Glennon Health Services and System Vice President, Pediatric Services is the lead executive for Cardinal Glennon Ministry providing direction and oversight of the operational and clinical activities at Cardinal Glennon Ministry, including hospital and clinics, and leads the strategic development and direction for SSM Health pediatric services. The President develops short- and long-term goals and plans ensuring alignment with broader organization priorities. The split of time is approximately 70% Cardinal Glennon responsibilities and 30% system-wide initiatives.  


The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications: 

Ten years’ leadership experience with a substantial portion in a pediatric setting, with five years’ in an executive leadership role as a CEO or COO (equivalent title).  Academic pediatric leadership experience required. The successful candidate will currently be a President/Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer, SVP/VP of Operations, or hold another senior executive-level position in healthcare provider organization with a regional and/or national reputation for excellence. Regardless of current and prior positions held, the successful candidate must possess outstanding and hands-on operational and financial management skills/experience. Must be effective in a matrixed environment. Multi-hospital system experience is preferred, but not an absolute requirement.  


Master's degree or equivalent clinical degree required in health or hospital administration, business administration or a related management or clinical field.  

The Organization

SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital 

Founded in 1956, Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital is a 195-bed teaching hospital staffed by SLUCare physicians affiliated with Saint Louis University School of Medicine. Located in St. Louis, MO, SSM Health Cardinal Glennon is ranked as a U.S. News & World Report Best Children’s Hospital in 2022-23. A Magnet recognized organization, Cardinal Glennon serves thousands of children with complex conditions from Missouri, Illinois and beyond with more than 200 specialists in more than 60 medical and 16 surgical subspecialties. Cardinal Glennon was the first to be designated a Level I Pediatric Trauma Center in both Missouri and Illinois. SSM Health is a Catholic, not-for-profit health system serving the comprehensive health needs of communities across the Midwest through a robust and fully integrated health care delivery system. The organization’s 40,000 employees and 11,000 providers are committed to providing exceptional health care services and revealing God’s healing presence to everyone they serve. 

SSM Health currently operates in four states (Illinois, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Wisconsin) through 23 hospitals and 290 physician offices and other outpatient and virtual care services, 10 post-acute facilities, comprehensive home care and hospice services, a pharmacy benefit company, a health insurance company and an accountable care organization. It is one of the largest employers in every community it serves. SSM Health System net operating revenue for FY2020 was $8.2B. 

SSM Health St. Louis comprises eight hospitals, nearly 2,500 staff physicians and 11,500 employees. The region is committed to serving the comprehensive health needs of St. Louis area residents.  

The Region, St. Louis, MO 


The Lake Saint Louis area is well served by two major highways, which makes the rest of the St. Louis region very accessible. St. Louis attractions such as Lambert-St. Louis International Airport, Spirit of St. Louis Executive and General Aviation Airport, and Riverport Amphitheater (UMBPavilion) are all within a 30-minute drive. Downtown St. Louis is within a 45-minute drive of Lake Saint Louis. St. Louis is the second largest city in Missouri, located along the Mississippi River. The city is home to a variety of attractions, activities, and events for all ages. Among the city's notable sights is the 630-foot Gateway Arch in the downtown area. St. Louis is also home to the St. Louis Zoo and the Missouri Botanical Garden. Major universities include Saint Louis University and Washington University. As of 2018, the St. Louis Metropolitan Area is home to ten Fortune 500 companies, the 7th-most among U.S. cities. They include Express Scripts, Emerson Electric, Bayer, Reinsurance Group of America, Centene, Graybar Electric, and Edward Jones Investments. 


St. Louis has three professional sports teams: the St. Louis Cardinals of Major League Baseball, the St. Louis Blues of the National Hockey League, and in 2019, the city was awarded a Major League Soccer franchise, St. Louis City SC, which is expected to begin play upon the completion of a 22,500-seat stadium in the city's Downtown West neighborhood in 2023.


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