Newport Hospital, located in beautiful Newport, Rhode Island, is seeking a Chief Medical Officer. This is an exceptional opportunity for a dynamic and accomplished physician executive to join the high-performing senior leadership team of this premier community hospital.
Newport Hospital, a member of Lifespan, is a state-of-the-art, award-winning community hospital providing comprehensive healthcare services to the people of Newport, RI, and surrounding communities. With 816 employees and net revenue of approximately $100 million in 2017, Newport Hospital is one of the largest employers within the region it serves. The hospital is supported by the Newport Hospital Foundation, which manages a sizeable endowment fund held exclusively for the benefit of Newport Hospital.
The leadership, physician, and employees of Newport Hospital are committed to ensuring accessible healthcare services of the highest quality for the communities the Hospital serves. In 2015, Newport Hospital developed and embarked on a three-year strategic plan, centered on four P’s: Patients, Providers, People, and Purpose. Executing the plan, Newport Hospital has successfully hired 52 new providers – 43 physicians and nine APP’s – over the past three years.
With a strong medical staff with 350 members, Newport Hospital has maintained and increased its focus on excellence in quality and safety, receiving an A rating from the Leapfrog Group. Newport Hospital is fully accredited by the Joint Commission, has earned the prestigious Baby-Friendly designation from the World Health Organization and UNICEF, and has been designated a Magnet hospital for excellence in nursing three consecutive times. Coveted Guardian of Excellence Award for inpatient Rehab four years in a row.
Lifespan Corporation and Affiliates (Lifespan) is a $2 billion, integrated, academic health system. Lifespan is Rhode Island’s largest employer, with more than 14,000 employees. It is regarded as a great place to work, and it has consistently focused on hiring the best and the brightest. Additional information about Lifespan can be found at www.lifespan.org.
Newport, a city of 30,000 residents, is located at the southern end of Aquidneck Island in Narragansett Bay, about 30 miles south of the city of Providence. Newport is an internationally known vacation destination, offering world-class sailing and yachting, pristine beaches, and exceptional cultural attractions including renowned historic mansions. For its residents, Newport County’s natural beauty, recreational opportunities, great local shopping and restaurants, and proximity to the urban centers of Boston, New York, and Providence provide an exceptional quality of life.
The new CMO for Newport Hospital will join a cohesive, collaborative, and high performing senior leadership team. The CMO is a key member of the leadership team, serving as “second in command”, for the institution assuming day-to-day leadership responsibilities when the CEO is off-site.
The CMO performs a lead role in supporting and advancing physician engagement, integration, and alignment with Newport Hospital. The CMO provides clinical leadership and administrative direction in developing and attaining strategic and operating objectives related to medical practice and patient care activities of Newport Hospital. He or she directs the Medical Affairs Division to function as a synergistic, harmonious, and productive entity, integrated and synchronized with other hospital functions to fulfill medical staff member goals and contribute to the overall purposes and objectives of Newport Hospital.
The CMO also plays a strong role with donor relationships.
The ideal candidate for the Chief Medical Officer will be a physician leader with excellent clinical credibility and a strong commitment to providing high-quality, community-based care. He/she will be a strategic-thinking physician with strong relationship management and political skills, and the demonstrated ability to work effectively with both employed and private physicians, nursing colleagues, and administrative leaders. He/she must be confident and self-assured, a decision maker with the personal courage to lead and manage change.
MD or DO degree with board certification. An advanced degree is healthcare or business administration is a plus.
Ten or more years of experience in clinical practice, and five or more years of experience in a medical leadership role within an acute care community hospital setting.
Licensure or eligibility for licensure in the state of Rhode Island.
Demonstrated ability to interact comfortably and effectively with external constituents including local community members, civic leaders, and the donor community.
Ability to successfully navigate and thrive within a complex matrixed community hospital/academic health system environment.
Phillips DiPisa, a leading retained executive search firm serving the healthcare and life sciences industries, has been retained by Newport Hospital to conduct this important search.
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