WittKieffer is pleased to collaborate with Southeast Health as the organization seeks an experienced physician executive to serve as its next Chief Medical Officer (CMO).
Located in Dothan, AL and serving patients in southeast Alabama, southwest Georgia, and the Florida Panhandle, Southeast Health is a not-for-profit regional referral community health system dedicated to improving the health and quality of life of those they serve. Through innovation and sustained performance, Southeast Health, since opening its doors in 1957, has achieved the reputation of providing the best diagnostic, clinical, surgical, and patient care services available in the region. Recently, the organization was ranked as a top midsized employer by Forbes Magazine.
Southeast Health's flagship hospital is licensed for 420 beds and the system has more than 3,000 employees. Their active medical staff of nearly 300 physicians represents virtually every medical specialty including, but not limited to, key service lines in cardiology, oncology, neurology, women's services, general surgery, and orthopedics. In addition to the flagship hospital, Southeast Health operates a free-standing pain management center, wound care center, and primary care clinic. The medical center is a joint venture partner in an outpatient surgery center, freestanding endoscopy center, and a home Healthcare company. The organization's medical group consists of approximately 200 providers. In addition to its main campus and physician practice division, Southeast Health operates a college of osteopathic medicine.
As the senior physician executive, the CMO plays a critical role in the strategic growth and development of all clinical programs. The CMO uses evidence-based best practices to support and promote patient safety, continuous performance and quality improvement, risk management and efficient resource utilization. The CMO is a substantive contributor to creating the relationships, systems, processes and incentives that will move Southeast Health towards the goal of highest quality care in an environment that fosters physician, employee and patient engagement and satisfaction.
In the first 12 to 24 months, the executive will be expected to work with the senior leadership team in developing protocols and policies in order to decrease clinical variation and help achieve the stretch goal of becoming a Truven Top 100 hospital. This includes partnering with the CIO in the Epic go-live scheduled for February 2021. The CMO will also be on the board of the organization's ACO, the Statera Network. Qualified candidates will be an M.D. or D.O. with physician leadership experience in a sophisticated hospital or health system. This individual must be process driven, and possess the ability to understand the big picture and make hard decisions, while building strong physician relations in order to advocate for the medical staff.
Interested parties may apply, inquire, or nominate via the WittKieffer Candidate Portal here.