Chief Operating Officer

Bon Secours Health System (BSHSI) has retained Summit Talent Group to conduct a national Chief Operating Officer search (COO). The newly-created position for Bon Secours Virginia (BSV) will be responsible for a $2 billion net revenue, eight hospital, 11,000 employee, 1,350-bed operation, based in the Richmond, VA area.

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Reporting to the Bon Secours Virginia Chief Executive Officer (CEO), the COO serves on the executive management team and directly manages a team of hospital executives. The COO will be a true partner with the CEO, both leaders championing employee, physician and patient engagement, reflective of the values, operating principles, and mission of the Bon Secours Health System.

The CEO is primarily responsible for strategy, community commitment, governance, and system level initiatives, while the COO dedicates the majority of time on operational excellence across the clinically integrated system of care: standardization, outcomes, metrics, accountability, productivity, sustainability and performance improvement. In doing so, the COO will drive: core quality dashboard objectives (readmissions, mortality, LOS, HACs); efficiencies for highest quality care at lowest cost (value based); re-engineering of in-patient facilities and transforming in-patient infrastructure; taking fixed costs out of the system; best practices in care transition in collaboration with the ambulatory and medical group teams.

The COO provides leadership and direction to the line executives to improve operations, taking an integrated delivery approach to health care. Critical to long-term success is keeping patients and families in the Bon Secours care continuum, seamlessly moving from points of access, while creating volume across service lines.

The COO will be skilled at change management and transformation: balancing the needs of the system strategic quality plan and each individual facility and their communities, while leveraging the opportunities that standardization creates for employee career development and growth.
The ideal candidate for this position at Bon Secours Health System will have a Master’s Degree (MBA or MHA), more than a decade of experience in multi-hospital/complex senior health care administration with a track record of attaining sustainable results; demonstrated experience driving population health initiatives; ability to get results while building “right relationships” and fostering collaboration across the organization.