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Penn Highlands Clearfield - President

Clearfield, PA

Job Description

Witt/Kieffer has been retained by Penn Highlands Clearfield to assist in the recruitment for the next President. As part of Penn Highlands Healthcare, Penn Highlands Clearfield is a general medical and surgical hospital in Clearfield, PA. Penn Highlands Clearfield has been an integral part of the community since the first hospital was organized and opened its doors in August 1900 as Clearfield Hospital.

Providing senior executive direction and leadership in the attainment of PH Clearfield’s mission and strategic objectives, the President will oversee the continued integration of services across the system and is responsible for guiding the strategy, with an emphasis on outstanding quality and patient safety, positioning the organization for health care reform by leveraging the strengths of the system infrastructure, advancing the integration of services and resources, continuing regionalization initiatives and partnerships by creating one system delivering exceptional quality health care outcomes with their other system members while focusing on the needs of their community. The President will also have significant interaction with Penn Highland Healthcare executives and will have the ability to help shape the overall strategy of the System, with a view toward providing services for the broader population of the county.

The President will have excellent provider relationship skills, building strong and effective partnerships with the medical staff to engage their insights and collaboratively address strategic challenges. He or she must engender a results-oriented, focused yet collaborative management style, be a visible leader, an effective communicator, and be able to enhance financial operations and physician recruitment to effectively improve financial standing. Successful candidates will also have a positive spirit and cultivate engagement through enthusiasm and passion for the organization and community. For this executive, a solid track record of having built collaborative relationships with individuals and with other organizations for the benefit of patients and the community is essential. PH Clearfield has a commitment to supporting the health and wellness of its community and as the external dynamics shift from a volume to value orientation, the next leader will ensure the organization is well positioned in this new paradigm. The new President will be a community oriented executive who will embrace living in the Clearfield, Pennsylvania region, being among its most visible leaders.

This is a unique opportunity for a strategic thinking, community oriented President to lead PH Clearfield. The opportunity will appeal to candidates with a desire to lead an extraordinary healthcare organization committed to providing a comprehensive continuum of care to the communities it serves and to leverage its system level resources. This opportunity is ideal for a healthcare executive who embraces the concept of servant-leadership, in the community and within the organization. Passion for healthcare and a trusting, transparent style are essential. The successful candidate will currently be a President, COO/SVP/VP Operations, Finance leader or other senior executive level position in a community hospital or health system environment with a strong reputation. Additional information about this position is available at

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