Summit Talent Group, a boutique executive search and interim leadership placement firm with a national healthcare practice, has been retained by University Hospitals in Cleveland, OH to conduct a retained search for the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) for UH Elyria Medical Center (UH EMC). Reporting to the Chief Quality and Medical Officer for University Hospitals and matrix to the UH EMC President and Chief Patient Experience Officer.
Critical to this role is a candidate that demonstrates proficiency in the following operational competencies:
• Mentor and leader for the transition of the historically independent medical staff to a health system culture, recognizing local community health priorities in balance with medical staff practices
• Liaison and facilitator of system level quality improvement, resource management & measurement initiatives
• Champion of physician engagement, professional development & wellness programs
• Advocate for information technology platforms, EMR optimization, data analytics, high reliability, and evidence-based medicine
• Dyad partnership with the EMC Chief Nursing Officer in support of quality & safety, case management (rounding, discharge, documentation, observation), and care transitions
The EMC CMO will provide leadership for the following key priorities: growing volumes and managing costs; Dashboard Quality Metrics (sepsis & mortality; CAUTI & CLABSI; heart failure readmissions; surgical site infections; COPD readmission; post-operative respiratory failure; ED throughput; discharge times); peer review, medical staff credentialing & discipline, physician well-being; patient satisfaction and advocacy; valued-based payment model; alliance with System CMOs and CNOs; and national benchmarks; comparisons with other UH hospitals.
Leadership through stewardship & clinical excellence will require the EMC CMO to skillfully influence, engage, and interact in a manner that: identifies objectives and sets expectations; communicates system dynamics and rationale for change; builds relationships with peers across the organizational chart(s); respects and understands the independent physician perspective; promotes the dyad Nursing partnership; participates in continued learning, research, and scholarly literature; and values accountability, continuous improvement, and best practices.
The ideal candidate will be a licensed Doctor of Medicine or Osteopathy with an unrestricted license to practice medicine in the State of Ohio, with maintenance of board certification in his/her clinical specialty. Highly valued are candidates with an earned master’s degree, certification as a Physician Executive, and are clinically active. Demonstrated physician leadership experience in an inpatient, community hospital setting, proficiency with health care economics, and expertise in quality, safety, and high reliability.