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Westchester Medical Center - Chief Operating Officer

Valhalla, NY

Job Description

Witt/Kieffer has been retained by Westchester Medical Center to assist in the recruitment of a Chief Operating Officer for the main Valhalla campus.  

The COO role marks an important step in the evolution of WMC Health and its academic medical center. Reporting to the Senior Executive Vice President of WMC Health, Gary Brudnicki, the COO is a member of the WMC Health Network executive team and oversees the operations of WMC. He/she will ensure that high quality patient care and services of WMC meet the needs of the patients, physicians and the community. The new leader will also work with the other WMC network member leaders and the WMC executive team to develop new strategies to improve and consolidate processes and operations, reduce costs, grow revenues, and help lead the organization’s shift from a fee-for-service model to the new models that are rapidly emerging. 

Given the significant growth of Westchester Medical Center and the network in the last decade, and WMC’s strengths as a high quality academic medical center, this represents an exciting time for a leader who will further elevate WMC's performance, while also supporting initiatives that will expand WMC and WMC Health.

Candidates should have a minimum of ten years health care management experience, including five years of progressive senior-level operations and leadership experience with a successful track record of financial management, strategic planning, oversight and expansion of clinical services, clinical/quality management and developing high performing teams. Leadership experience in an academic medical center or complex community teaching hospital/health system is highly desired. Extensive, successful and innovative experience partnering with physicians and physician organizations and with nurses and other health professionals within a teaching hospital environment, and a record of building and maintaining trusting, collaborative relationships is required.

WMC has served as the region’s tertiary and quaternary care referral center, providing high-quality advanced health services and treating the region’s most complex clinical cases. WMC is also home to a 136-bed comprehensive children’s hospital. As the Hudson Valley’s only academic medical center, WMC is the primary training ground for the next generation of physicians, and a leader in conducting cutting-edge research that brings new life-saving treatments to the children and adults of the region. Through a vital partnership with New York Medical College, WMC is home to approximately 330 residents through a wide range of graduate medical education programs. 

The ideal candidate will possess a B.A. or B.S. and M.H.A., M.B.A., or M.S. in healthcare administration, business administration, public health administration or related field.

Minimum of ten years of health care senior operations leadership experience in progressively larger roles is required.

All confidential nominations and resumes can be directed to: Paul Bohne and Lisa DeSimone Arthur at; 917.209.0331.

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