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Maryland Hospital Association - President and Chief Executive Officer

Elkridge, MD

Job Description

Headquartered in Elkridge, Maryland, close to Baltimore and approximately 30 minutes from Washington, D.C., the Maryland Hospital Association (MHA) has retained Witt/Kieffer to aid in the recruitment of the President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

Founded in 1970, MHA is a recognized advocate for Maryland's hospitals, health systems, communities, and patients before legislative and regulatory bodies. MHA’s membership is composed of academic medical centers, community and teaching hospitals, health systems, specialty hospitals, veteran’s hospitals, and long-term care facilities. Maryland currently operates the nation’s only all-payer hospital rate regulation system, and the nation’s only all-payer demonstration program, and through this model continues to work towards further transformation of its healthcare system to enhance patient care and access, improve health outcomes and lower costs. The current model focuses around hospital rate setting, which aims to reduce per capita hospital expenditures and improving patient outcomes.  

The President and CEO will lead effectively and work closely with the Executive Committee, and members of the executive team, in support of the Association’s vision and strategic objectives, including advocacy, and policy development. The CEO will be joining the Association at a critical time as Maryland moves into the second phase of redesigning the current Maryland All-Payer Model which will focus even more on reducing the total cost of care (hospital and non-hospital care). With a belief that maintaining the model is critical, MHA seeks to be a leader, voice, and advocate in communicating its complexities and impacts to a variety of stakeholders, including but not limited to the Health Services Cost Review Commission (HSCRC), Centers of Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the state legislature and the community. Additionally, he/she will ensure that MHA maintains a leadership role in the state and is positioned as the “educational” resource for the legislature, regulatory bodies, members and other organizations during this time of change. This is a highly visible leadership role that provides a motivated, politically savvy, and relational leader the platform to impact the landscape of healthcare in Maryland for years to come.

Candidates should have a working knowledge of the healthcare industry, and a demonstrated and proven track record in developing and leading advocacy efforts and achieving public policy goals.  Given the prominence of this role in Maryland, candidates must be genuinely comfortable with, interested in and effective at engaging with constituents at the community, state and federal levels.

Interested parties should direct all communications to the consultants supporting this search, Kimberly Smith, Rachel Polhemus or Sandy Williams, at or (678) 302-1565.

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