Division President - Midwest

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Employment Type
Full Time
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Standard Hours
Monday - Friday (8am - 5pm)
Facility / Process Level : Name
CommonSpirit Health


CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health. With more than 700 care sites across the U.S. & from clinics and hospitals to home-based care and virtual care services CommonSpirit is accessible to nearly one out of every four U.S. residents. Our world needs compassion like never before. Our communities need caring and our families need protection. With our combined resources CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy communities advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable and innovating how and where healing can happen both inside our hospitals and out in the community.


As a national CommonSpirit executive and strategic thought leader, the Division President - Midwest is responsible for providing leadership and strategic integration, as well as overall operational management for a multi-state region or state-wide group of CommonSpirit health care facilities in accordance with the mission, vision and values of CommonSpirit Health and the Board of Stewardship Trustees. The Division President will achieve this through the implementation of key strategic and operational initiatives that facilitate system wide effectiveness and optimal care delivery, population health management, in a manner that is consistent with the mission and values of CommonSpirit Health.  The Division President is responsible for maximizing the full continuum of services, including non-traditional and outpatient,  in order to be able to go head-to-head with niche providers, and to market services from a lens of regional value to the CHI system and member communities.  The Division President aligns the efforts of local Presidents as well as connects and leverages the efforts between national and local expertise.  The Division President serves as a positive role model for enacting CHI strategy, ethical management behavior and promotes awareness and understanding of positive ethical and moral principles that guide the CommonSpirit Health mission.


Influences Strategy around Designing Systems of Care for Clinical Value

  • The Division President plays a critical role in the development of strategies involving the design and deployment of clinical resources, the design of alignment options for physicians and other provider groups and the establishment/management of partnerships as part of a broader clinical integration strategy.
  • Plays a critical role in strategic planning for the organization across the continuum and must do so with an eye to (and broad comprehension of) the larger picture of the system across the continuum of care.
  • Leads the transformation to population management, community health and wellness inside the system and articulates a compelling vision for healthcare in the community and with key external stakeholders.
  • Draws upon a thorough understanding of system functions in order to support linkages between care sites, as well as between primary care and specialist functions with the CMO.
  • Manages internal and external relationships with physician organizations and other components of the clinically integrated network toward greater levels of integration.
  • Engages in network development and planning work in collaboration with strategy, medical group leadership, vendors and others in the delivery network.
  • Accountable for clinical integration across the system (hospital, medical group, home health, etc.) and continuum of care.
  • Co-leads strategic transactions and alignment initiatives including mergers and acquisitions in a manner consistent with the integration strategy.
  • Serves as the public relations and media interface for the MBO.  

System Integrator

  • Works to vertically integrate CHI’s delivery system such that local, regional and system wide needs are met and that continuous improvement in effectiveness and value is achieved.
  • Participates in the integration of strategy, locally and regionally, in order to maximize system resources and effectiveness.
  • Advocates for regional partnerships and mutual accountability across system components, vendors and other partner agencies.
  • Advocates that government policies support meeting population health needs, and that barriers to affordable care are identified and removed.
  • Supports the merger and acquisition process to optimize and balance the regional delivery system. 

Lead Data-Driven Approach for Managing Cost & Quality

  • The Division President supports the development and implementation of electronic tools and targets necessary for a data-driven approach to managing cost and quality across the continuum.
  • Facilitates coordination of adoption activities related to CPOE, EHR, and analytics. Establishes a data-driven approach to manage cost and quality through the creation of shared accountability structures across the continuum.
  • Aligns metrics and improvement projects with the most important organizational goals. Engages local Presidents in leveraging and transitioning to data that reflect strategic outcomes.
  • Leads systematic improvements across the continuum of care

Improve Value through Optimizing Operations across the Continuum

  • The Division President functions as an executive team leader for a region and the system in overall operational responsibility, utilization, and quality targets for identified clinical programs in both acute and non-acute settings across the continuum based on guidelines from CHI.
  • Works within the CHI leadership team to collaborate on system wide strategic projects.
  • Reviews, interprets and responds to cost, utilization, and value data regularly with physician leaders and health system executives to establish shared views and aligned action.
  • Takes ownership of the identification and realization of clinical opportunities through reduction of variation in cost, quality, and resource utilization in both acute and non-acute settings.
  • Collaboratively engaged in efforts needed to improve value (both cost and quality) by coordinating activities of physician enterprise, service line, and CIN functions.
  • Monitors all financial operations to ensure that resources are utilized in a fiscally responsible manner so as to assure long term, sustained success.
  • Authorizes purchases, distributions, contracts and other transactions within the limits established by the Board and CHI.
  • Advocates and supports market-based physician leadership councils/clinical program leadership groups to conduct the work of clinical operations, clinical integration and population health management.
  • Collects and shares group trend data on resource utilization and length-of-stay and works with groups to facilitate and implement plans for improvement.
  • Works closely with care management and utilization management.
  • Works collaboratively to set specific annual expense and quality goals for clinical programs and services.
  • Fulfills accountabilities to corporate and regional clinical program structures. Takes leadership in increasing clinical and administrative standardization.


  • The Division President will serve the regional Board of Directors providing support for selection and maintaining a board with the required set of skills and influential support. The CEO will ensure that each local board is a vital and contributing body in fulfilling its role. 
  • Provides the regional Board of Directors with an orientation and education to its roles and responsibilities as well as the current issues and trends that may affect the sustained success of the organization.
  • Works closely with Board chair in keeping the Board informed of major issues and activities on a regular basis, in developing board meeting agenda and in helping to conduct meetings of the Board.
  • Attends local board meetings as needed or required by the governance structure.

Talent Management/Attracts and Develops Talent

  • The Division President will recruit, develop, align and mobilize leaders around successfully achieving clinical, operational and strategic priorities for the organization.
  • Attracts and retains high quality clinical- and non- clinical leadership talent who will contribute to the sustained success of the market.
  • Establishes organizational structures for accountability across the continuum of care.
  • Engages the Executive team in maintaining a positive work environment for employees, including competitive wages and benefits and the consistent application of personnel policies and procedures.
  • Maintains open, honest, and timely communications to the facility’s many and varied public stakeholders including the community, employees, medical staff, Board of Directors, and CHI.
  • Encourages the professional growth and development of the leadership team, including physician leaders.
  • Ensures succession plans are developed and monitored to promote long-term talent retention and success.

Optimize Quality, Safety and Patient Experience

  • The Division President collaborates with other leaders to optimize quality, safety, and patient experience for the organization.
  • Oversees annual MBO/compiled regional quality targets which support system wide targets and metrics ensuring collaboration across local markets
  • Manages quality, safety and risk in close collaboration with other key functions within CHI. Ensures that national quality and improvement resources are effectively leveraged.
  • Ensures adequate structures exist for oversight of quality and improvement activities.
  • Reports system performance in quality and safety to Board of Directors or to its Quality Committee

Convey Catholic Health Initiatives’ mission, vision and values through action

  • The Division President will serve as an organizational and regional role model for ethical management behavior and promote an awareness and understanding of ethical and moral principles that is consistent with the mission, vision and values of CHI.
  • Actively participates in community, state or national boards/organizations/activities that promote the facility’s mission, philosophy and values and represent opportunities for furthering the mission.
  • Educates stakeholders on the implications of healthcare reform and community based medicine. Increases understanding and support of partnerships.
  • Completes an annual assessment of the extent to which the facility is fulfilling its mission, philosophy and values and is meeting the health care needs of the community it serves and, when necessary, initiates changes and improvements.
  • Demonstrates a commitment to service, organization values and professionalism through appropriate conduct and demeanor at all times.


  • Advanced management degree (MBA, MHA, MPH, MMM, MPP) required.
  • Clinical leadership experience is desirable.
  • Experience working directly with physicians, boards and governing and partner agencies required.
  • Minimum of ten (10) years of senior-executive healthcare experience within a complex, multi-site, multi-area health care organization including acute-care hospital operations, physician engagement and effective physician relationships, ambulatory and outpatient service delivery systems, and healthcare philanthropy.  Minimum of seven (7) years of direct management experience in a related field.



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