Executive Vice President and Chief Quality Officer
Hackensack Meridian Health
Location: Edison, New Jersey
Type: Full Time
Health Care System
Internal Number: -
Hackensack Meridian Health (HMH), headquartered in Edison, NJ, is seeking a new Executive Vice President and Chief Quality Officer to serve as a highly visible leader and champion of quality and patient safety. The CQO will lead HMH to achieve outstanding performance on nationally standardized metrics of quality and the highest public rankings, ensuring that HMH fulfills its responsibility to its community and enhances its premier position in the marketplace as a national leader in quality.
The CQO is accountable to develop, implement and sustain a comprehensive safety and high reliability program to minimize patient harm through the implementation of leadership standards and systems that create a culture of safety, proactively identify key risks, foster adverse event reporting, thoughtful analysis of safety events, and implementation of solutions that prevent future harm. In collaboration with HMH senior leaders, regional and care transformation service presidents, medical staff and nursing leaders, and the Board of Trustees, the CQO directs and coordinates quality/performance improvement initiatives across HMH, leading the organization in the development of an institutional approach to, and standard measurement and analysis of, quality outcomes, safety events, and quality reporting.
Hackensack Meridian Health is a leading not-for-profit healthcare organization that is the largest, most comprehensive and integrated healthcare network in New Jersey. With net revenue of almost $5.4 billion, HMH encompasses 4,400 staffed beds and 17 hospitals, including three academic medical centers; two children’s hospitals; nine community hospitals; a behavioral health hospital; and two rehabilitation hospitals. Additionally, the network has more than 500 patient care locations throughout the state which enable the Network to reach two-thirds of New Jersey residents.
HMH is served by 33,570 team members and more than 7,200 physicians. The Network has partnered with Seton Hall University to open New Jersey’s first private medical school in more than 50 years, a four-year program that opened in July of 2018. The Network also receives approximately 550 medical residents annually.
A Doctor of Medicine degree from an accredited school of medicine. License to practice medicine in the State of New Jersey or another state (New Jersey license preferred).
MBA or other advanced degree preferred. Post-graduate training and/or credentials in quality. improvement, informatics, implementation science, or other relevant field would be advantageous.
Minimum 15 years of healthcare experience with experience in a large healthcare
Minimum 8 years progressive and results oriented experience as a Quality and Safety Executive. Proven track record of excellent application of improvement and patient safety science; conversant in the latest thinking in those disciplines; experience working with performance improvement tools and
Leadership style which is clinically credible and based on relationship building, influence, conviction, innovation, and unequivocal professional and personal integrity.
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