Galileo Search

Published: August 24, 2019


Vice President, Chief Operating Officer (COO) | Medical Group | Health System | New England

Competitive Compensation | Annual Bonus | Superb Benefits Program | Sign-On Bonus | Relocation Assistance

Galileo Search is conducting an executive search for a VP/Chief Operating Officer for one of our preferred Client hospitals in the New England area. Our Client is deeply rooted in the community and focused on delivering high-quality healthcare to every patient that comes through their door.

Combine a fulfilling career with a living experience that includes enhanced quality of life in a town with a strong sense of community, and you have a recipe for success. This vibrant area receives high marks for housing and overall livability; you will find this to be the perfect location for your next career opportunity!


New England


The VP/Chief Operating Officer will be an integral member of the senior leadership team and will have oversight of operations and physician practices for a large Medical Group. Responsibilities will include providing the operational and strategic leadership necessary to deliver high-value care (cost, quality, and patient experience). This position will report to the Chief Physician Executive. Staff oversight includes 5 service line, administrative leaders and administrative director.

Key Responsibilities and Duties:

• Maintaining a culture of trust between administration and providers
• Demonstrated visibility with the providers and the ability to facilitate smooth communication between clinicians and operating executives through operational transparency
• Empower employees at all levels to be innovative and action-oriented while advancing a culture of accountability with clearly established lines of authority and decision-making
• Work closely with the CEO and others on physician manpower plan (medical staff development plan) to continuously identify recruitment opportunities and needs
• Taking ownership/leadership in aligning/recruiting physicians that best fit the organization and needs of the community
• Evaluating and improving current practice operations, policies, and processes while identifying opportunities to standardize clinical operations and integration across the physician/hospital network
• Prepare the hospital for success as reimbursement shifts from volume to value-based care
• Sustain an environment of continuous quality improvement, including the identification of concrete performance measures across clinical, service, financial, operational, management, patient satisfaction, and community functions
• Hardwire responsive and proactive operating processes and systems in order to meet market pressures and growth
• In collaboration with senior leadership, refine and execute the overall strategy of the medical group, and strengthen/align the business and clinical objectives across the continuum, positioning the hospital and medical group for future sustainability
• Drive process improvements to deliver consistent and standardized daily practice operations designed to improve clinical services, outcomes, patient throughput, and patient safety
• Manage financial performance to ensure the Medical Group is performing to budget goals
• Manage the network integrity of the providers of system referrals to achieve system growth objectives to minimize leakage


• Bachelor's degree is required; Master’s degree in Business Administration, Healthcare Management, or related field is highly preferred
• 10 years experience in progressive leadership roles in a multi-specialty group practice, PHO or IPA or within an integrated health system
• Experience working collaboratively with community-based providers is required
• Demonstrated leadership accomplishments in the overall improvement of financial and operational performance of a healthcare organization
• Successful track record of redesigning practice management systems and aligning incentives that have diminished silos and helped improve the performance across clinical specialties
• Knowledge and experience with Lean/Six Sigma in a physician practice setting
• Financial management and business development, as well as P&L experience managing a multi-site medical group
• Experience in a value-driven organization, demonstrating high levels of quality/clinical outcomes, service, productivity, and efficient operations
• Experience with IT systems; electronic health records (EHR) and computerized physician order entry (CPOE).
• Ability to assist the health system in making key IT-related decisions impacting physician practices
• A successful track record of acting as a change agent within an organization
• Strong business acumen, quality, and metrics orientation
• Financially astute and highly experienced in using, developing and implementing benchmarks and other tools that improve operating, financial and service performance
• Exceptional physician relations skills and experience working collaboratively with employed or private medical groups
• Knowledge of national physician practice trends, policies, and issues affecting physician practices
• Familiarity with risk, managed care, capitation, ACO development, and population health management


Multi-site Health System | Nonprofit

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