French Hospital & Medical Center opened its doors almost 70 years ago and has provided outstanding care to our community, achieving numerous awards and recognition including being named twice as one of the Nation's 100 Top Hospital and a Top 50 Hospital for Cardiac Care.
For more than a decade, French Hospital Medical Center has been investing tremendously in its facilities, equipment, procedures, and staff to transform medicine on the Central Coast. French Hospital Medical Center is expanding services, opening new capabilities, recruiting the best doctors, and doubling capacity for more complex conditions.
The position serves as the President, French Hospital Medical Center located in San Luis Obispo, California and reports to the Division Chief Executive Officer, California Central Coast Division.
The President ensures the execution of the hospital strategy, management, financial performance and oversight of all operational components of the hospital in accordance and in alignment with the Dignity Health strategy. Plans and implements new business strategies and manages relationships with physicians and external partners considering Healthcare Industry trends in a rapidly changing and highly regulated market.
The President will also partner with the community advisory board for the hospital to align and deliver on the strategic goals for the board and the community.
Principal Duties and Accountabilities:
Directs and oversees a portfolio of healthcare assets and demonstrates a solid understanding of different service lines and delivery models within market. Plans and implements new businesses using different business models and strategic relationships with external partners and physicians. Understands attributes that create successful organizations i.e. legal, structural, economic, and employment models.
Develops and executes strategy for each line of business/service within market area from the perspective of what makes it a viable enterprise and recognizes those elements that require modification and/or expertise to existing local processes and structure to ensure success.
Facilitates and reinforces through business processes and performance measures an institutional mindset for clinical innovation as an on-going process to look at clinical practices in order to reduce unnecessary variations to improve clinical outcomes and reduce costs.
Develops key service lines, leveraging clinical program tools and service line support/data, implementing outpatient strategy, and identifying market scale opportunities (e.g., recruiting, education) across assigned service areas.
Education and Experience:
Master's degree in healthcare administration or business management or a combination of education (or an equivalent combination of education and/or additional job-related experience)
Minimum of seven (7) years of experience in a related field.
Minimum of five (5) years of direct management experience. Progressively senior-executive healthcare experience within a complex, multi-site, multi-area health care organization including acute-care hospital operations is required.
Former Hospital President/CEO experience
Proven leader in the development and growth of key service lines
Strong Philanthropic experience
Background with operating in highly complex and matrixed healthcare systems
Leading large capital campaigns including significant design and construction projects
Comfortable leveraging emerging technologies to improve patient access and evolve the continuum of care
Strong executive presence