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Adventist Health, Inc. - Regional Medical Officer, Northern California

Santa Rosa, CA

Job Description

Adventist Health, with headquarters in Roseville, California, has retained Witt/Kieffer to conduct a national search for their Regional Medical Officer (RMO) for Northern California.  This position, based in Santa Rosa, California, will serve as the most senior physician leader for the $1.1 billion Northern California region. 

The RMO role represents the opportunity to join a mission-driven and complex organization that is continuing its transition from a federated model of care delivery to a more standardized and centralized model, focused on the entire continuum of care.  This leader will walk into a nationally-recognized, multi-state health system that has substantial reach and can profoundly impact the health of the populations the system serves.  As the senior physician leader for the Northern California region, the RMO will be a keystone executive in the care transformation process, in close collaboration with the system Chief Clinical Officer (CCO) and Regional CEO of Northern California. 

Reporting to the Regional CEO and dotted line reporting to the CCO, the RMO will have leadership responsibility for the full continuum of care in all markets served within the Northern California region.  S/he will oversee and be responsible for advancing the region’s clinical agenda  as it continues its journey from a fee-for-service based culture to one which is focused on fee-for-value.  This leader will foster the clinical leadership and engagement necessary for care redesign across the full continuum within Northern California. 

The successful RMO will be a physician with appropriate board certification and progressive experience in clinical practice, including a background in quality management, performance improvement and care redesign.  He/she will have at least five years in a physician/executive/administrative leadership role; an advanced degree in health care or business related field is preferred.  The successful RMO will be visible, proactive, decisive, an outstanding communicator, and able to build relationships across the region and organization to engage peers in delivering excellence in clinical care. 

We seek candidates who possess exceptional relationship and team building skills, and bring a systems approach to problem-solving, consensus-building and process improvement.  The role requires a regional and systems thinker who can recognize and validate achievement and innovation wherever its source, and who acknowledges the value each member brings to the success of the larger region and organization. 

Please direct all nominations, inquiries, expressions of interest, and candidate materials (including a cover letter and resume) to the Witt/Kieffer search consultants, Michelle Lee and Linda Komnick, through the office of Sue LeGrand at, 314/754-6073.

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