Mercy Health (Cincinnati, OH) and Bon Secours Health System (Marriottsville, MD) finalized their merger on September 5, 2018 establishing Bon Secours Mercy Health (BSMHealth), one of the largest Catholic healthcare systems in the nation: $8b in net operating revenue, $239m in operating income, 43 hospitals in seven states, 57,000+ employees, and 2,100+ employed physicians.
Bon Secours Mercy Health (BSMHealth) has retained Summit Talent Group to conduct a national search for the newly created position of President – Atlantic Group (“President”). This position reports to Brian Smith, the Chief Operating Officer of BSMHealth. The President will have oversight of the Atlantic Group, with an operating revenue of approximately $3B and comprised of 11 acute care hospitals & other healthcare facilities located throughout the states of Florida, Maryland, New York, South Carolina, and Virginia. The President will utilize the Marriottsville, MD campus as the Group headquarters.
In addition, the President will partner with Mark Nantz, BSMHealth’s Chief Administrative Officer and interim President – Atlantic Group, to fulfill BSMHealth’s governance responsibilities for the joint ventures with Roper St. Francis Healthcare (South Carolina) and Bon Secours Charity Health System, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (New York).
The President will be the executive leader for the Atlantic Group, serving as the single point of accountability for the market: operations, P&L management, strategy execution, financial health, and leadership development. The incumbent will be responsible for confirming that the system enterprise strategy is understood and effectively implemented throughout the Atlantic Group and is in alignment with the organization’s mission, values & core culture.
The President will be a visible and mobile leader (weekly travel in the markets), skilled at working in a fully integrated operating model with mature shared service functions. The incumbent will thrive in a growth oriented, scalable-ready infrastructure, prepared to: compete for patients, address disparity in the markets, and make the case to invest capital as success is achieved. In short, the President will adroitly balance the needs of the physicians, acute facilities, ambulatory operations, population health/clinically integrated networks, as well as emerging and innovative consumer-based delivery services.
Critical to success is a leader that has the strategic intent, intuition and bias for action to move the organization forward, demonstrating well refined critical thinking and team building skills that drive exceptional physician & employee engagement, patient experience and a culture of high reliability with sustainable outcomes.
The ideal candidate will have earned a master’s degree with 15 years of senior operations acute healthcare leadership experience, in complex and geographically dispersed health system. Additional expertise in finance, business development and strategy are highly valued.
TIMELINE – Summit Talent Group will present the final candidate slate in December 2018, with the first-round interviews with BSMHealth leaders via video in January 2019. The final in-person interviews will be in February 2019 in Cincinnati, OH & Marriottsville, MD. The incumbent is expected to begin employment by the end of March 2019.