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BJC Healthcare Retains B.E. Smith in Search for Executive Director of Orthopedics

March 05, 2019

BJC HealthCare is seeking an Executive Director of Orthopedics to bring a mentality of purpose and strong values to its orthopedic and spine services. This role will identify new opportunities to drive innovation, establish a collaborative culture, standardize processes, strengthen performance, and improve the overall functionality throughout both inpatient and outpatient orthopedic clinical care.

In partnership with senior leadership, the leader will implement short- and long-term strategies dedicated to program development, market share growth, and business retention.


  • Master’s degree or above required.
  • The ideal candidate must have experience in both community and academic hospital settings. 
  • BJC is looking for someone with prior experience driving strategy and operations for orthopedics or related service lines. 
  • The organization will consider both clinical and non-clinical candidates; the ideal applicant will have a strong background in healthcare administration.

You can find the complete job posting for BJC HealthCare’s Executive Director of Orthopedics on the B.E. Smith website.  

BJC HealthCare is celebrating its 25th anniversary, which started with the merger of Barnes Hospital, The Jewish Hospital of St. Louis, and Christian Health Services to improve health in the St. Louis, southern Illinois and mid-Missouri regions. The health system consists of 15 hospitals, more than 30,000 employees and a number of service organizations. In 2018, the orthopedic service line at BJC Health drove about $30 million in revenue and handled 185,000 patient visits. 

BJC HealthCare hospitals have ranked among U.S. News & World Report’s Honor Roll of America’s Top Hospitals and Best Children’s Hospitals. 52% of physicians on the Best Doctors 2017-2018 list are on staff at BJC HealthCare facilities. The system operates four of Missouri’s seven Magnet-designated facilities, and the only Magnet hospitals in the St. Louis metro.

Located on the Mississippi River, St. Louis, Missouri, is home to many attractions such as the iconic Gateway Arch, the City Museum, and the St. Louis Zoo. Nature enthusiasts can explore the wonders of the Missouri Botanical Garden and Forest Park before heading to Busch Stadium for Cardinals baseball.

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