Chief Operating Officer
Reporting to the President of Winchester Hospital, the COO is a key leadership position within the organization. The COO has responsibility for leading, developing, and executing key business strategies and for directing and administering the day-to-day operations of the facility in alignment with the goals and objectives of the organization. Primary focus is on delivering an exceptional patient-centered care experience and safe, efficient, high quality outcomes through a highly engaged team.
The COO will work closely with the President to ensure that the strategic objectives of Winchester Hospital are achieved. Through leadership capabilities and the articulated health system and medical center goals and objectives, this leader is expected to strengthen the operations of Winchester Hospital. The COO must confer with the President of Winchester Hospital to keep him informed of the status of major initiatives for which he/she is accountable, significant matters having health system and/or community impact, complex and sensitive operational issues, and matters effecting institutional policies and direction. This individual will manage a large proportion of the Hospital’s multi-million-dollar budget and oversee a significant number of FTE’s.
The COO will also work with the President and Senior Management team on operational and strategic planning, developing goals and objectives, and priority setting. The COO must also ensure his/her departments are effectively partnering with all clinical areas (including but not limited to physicians and nurses) throughout Beth Israel Lahey Health with an overall goal of improved patient satisfaction, high-quality patient care, and operational efficiency. The COO will also cultivate and sustain a culture that embraces engagement, teamwork, and accountability while exemplifying his/her areas of responsibility and leadership excellence.
Winchester Hospital has 229 beds and serves the health care needs of communities in northwest suburban Boston. The hospital also has outpatient centers in Medford, Reading, Wilmington, and Woburn. Winchester Hospital has teaching affiliations with Tufts Medical Center, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and Cambridge Health Alliance.
Beth Israel Lahey Health
Beginning March 2019, BILH officially embarked on a journey to transform healthcare in Massachusetts. Formed through the merger of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Lahey Health, New England Baptist Hospital, Mount Auburn Hospital, and Anna Jaques Hospital, BILH is now the second largest health system in Massachusetts. BILH is a new health system that brings together academic medical centers and teaching hospitals, community and specialty hospitals, a full continuum of medical and behavioral health, more than 4,300 physicians and 36,000 employees in a shared mission to expand access to great care and advance the science and practice of medicine through groundbreaking research and education.
Our ideal candidate will specifically possess:
- Master's degree from an accredited college or university in healthcare administration, business administration, or other discipline related to the duties of the position.
- Minimum of ten years of healthcare experience that would demonstrate attainment of the requisite job knowledge/abilities, including five years of executive leadership within a teaching hospital that is a member organization of a larger, multi-hospital system.
- Proven leadership within a matrixed organizational structure where influence, not direct control, has been the key to success.
- Prior engagement in service line operations.
- Proven experience in physician relations.
- Proven experience in innovative care delivery redesign using such concepts as Lean Methodologies.
This search is being led by the Executive and Physician Leadership Search Group of AMN Leadership Solutions, a division of AMN Healthcare. AMN Healthcare is the leader and innovator in total talent solutions for healthcare organizations across the nation.