As the Chief Operating Officer you bring strong leadership talents to inspire, guide, and engage our Hospital Staff as we provide the highest quality of medical care to our patients. Working alongside other senior leaders at St. Mary’s Medical Center, you will strive to ensure that the organization meets the mission and strategic objectives set forth by the Board and executive leadership while promoting a positive and engaging work environment. As a servant leader you embody the SCL Health leadership behaviors:
Accountability for results
Engagement and enthusiasm for change
Adaptability and continuous learning
Trust, respect and collaboration
Transparency and candor
Efficient, data-driven decision-making
Drive for execution demonstrated by a sense of urgency and commitment to follow-through
St. Mary’s Medical Center St. Mary’s Medical Center is the largest and most skilled, experienced, and capable hospital between Denver, Colorado, and Salt Lake City, Utah. Founded in 1896, St. Mary’s is a patient-centered, non-profit hospital and part of the SCL Health system. The hospital offers the broadest range of medical and surgical diagnostic and procedural services, and is home to the highest level of acute care and clinically advanced services in the region. A responsible community citizen, St. Mary’s has consistently provided the largest investment in social health care and community infrastructure development since the region’s founding. With nearly 350 licensed beds and over 2000 associates, St. Mary’s is home to the most skilled, diverse, experienced, and technologically advanced health care available to the people and communities of western Colorado and eastern Utah. St. Mary’s received an “A” Safety Grade from The Leapfrog Group which announced the spring 2018 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades, focused on how safe hospitals keep their patients from errors, injuries, accidents and infections.
As Chief Operating Officer you will report to the President of St. Mary’s Medical Center and will facilitate, direct, and coordinate operational activities and programs relative to the day-to-day hospital operations of the medical center through the delivery of cost effective and quality services. This includes ancillary services, diagnostic services, support services and facility services, with a close collaborative focus with Patient Care Services to impact operational, patient experience and financial imperatives.
Benefits are one of the ways we encourage health for you and your family. Our generous package includes medical, dental and vision coverage. But health is more than a well-working body: it encompasses body, mind and social well-being. To that end, we’ve launched a Healthy Living program to address your holistic health. Healthy Living includes financial incentives, digital tools, tobacco cessation, classes, counseling and paid time off.
As an Executive, you would receive additional benefits including two times salary basic life insurance, as well as reimbursement for tuition, cell phone, professional dues and subscriptions. We also offer financial wellness tools, retirement savings and deferred compensation plans and an additional supplemental retirement plan for executives. To show our commitment to you and to assist with your transition into our organization, we will also offer a sign-on and retention bonus, student loan repayment, and relocation stipend and reimbursement when applicable.
Working as a senior leader at St. Mary’s Medical Center, the COO will provide leadership in planning and executing the strategic plan, assure rigorous stewardship, and maintain accreditation / regulatory compliance. Critical to success in this role is the ability of the incumbent to: translate strategy into action plans; form good working relationships with the clinical and operations leaders within the care site; encourage benchmarking, sharing of best practices and collaboration among departments while building momentum and excitement around associate and physician engagement. The COO additionally assures implementation of system-wide and local initiatives and policies, including support of clinical integration and growth objectives in alignment with SCL Health’s 2025 vision and strategies. The preferred candidate will be a highly qualified executive whose experience includes accomplishing strategic and operational change in a complex environment while maintaining integrity, being flexible, approachable and goal oriented.
Primary responsibilities of this position will include:
Assumes accountability for daily operations of SMMC and delegates appropriate authority to direct reports for programs and services to assure high quality, low cost access to care for all in an atmosphere of collegiality, collaboration, and accountability.
Approves implementation of methods that could enhance productivity and effectively control and reduce overtime or use of outside personnel within the department.
Provide leadership in the development and execution of key strategies which differentiate St. Mary’s from its competitors in the areas of service and clinical excellence.
Assume the integration of quality, service and efficiency implementation into day-to-day operations.
Assures that the Hospital achieves financial and operating targets defined in the Budget and Strategic Plan.
Works effectively with the Vice President of Finance in support of initiatives focusing on consistent financial reporting and cost savings through consolidation of key financial areas.
Participates with partners and SCL Health in evaluation and implementation of population health management and other key organization strategy discussions.
Oversees major workforce and resource decisions for the hospital.
Works through the management team and medical leadership of the hospital, serving as a resource to help reduce costs, enhance revenues, achieve effective utilization and quality goals and objectives, analyze and utilize information to develop and support management decisions.
Manages costs by continually seeking data that will identify opportunities and takes action to eliminate non-value added costs.
We expect excellence, which is why we require:
At least five (5) years in a senior leadership role within a complex hospital or health system setting.
Knowledge of current health care trends in quality, safety, information technology, healthcare reform, finance/economics, physician alliance, regulatory compliance, and process improvement.
Experience, enthusiasm, and energy to work within a large, complex health care system.
Internal Number: 21000703
About SCL Health
SCL Health is a faith-based, nonprofit healthcare organization dedicated to improving the health of the people and communities we serve, especially those who are poor and vulnerable. Founded by the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth in 1864, our $2.8 billion health network provides comprehensive, coordinated care through eight hospitals, more than 150 physician clinics, and home health, hospice, mental health and safety-net services primarily in Colorado and Montana.