Driscoll Health System seeks a strategic, collaborative and dynamic leader to serve as its next System Chief Medical Officer (CMO). This is an exciting opportunity to provide leadership for hospital and medical staff, which results in measurable, high-quality patient care, driven by system-wide clinical practices, protocols, and standards and delivered with operational and service excellence.
Based in Corpus Christi, Texas, Driscoll Health System (DHS) has been a leader in pediatric care since its inception in 1953. DHS is anchored by Driscoll Children's Hospital, which is a 191-bed pediatric tertiary care center with more than 30 medical and surgical specialties. DHS also includes a multi-specialty medical group, urgent care centers, an after-hours facility, a health plan as well as numerous collaborative relationships with regional providers. The health system serves a 31-county area with plans of growth, outlined in its strategic plan approved by the Board of Directors. On a daily basis, physicians and patients are transported to Driscoll by ground and air to ensure the children of South Texas receive the best treatment possible. Guided by the strategic principle of "more care for more kids," Driscoll is focused on increasing service offerings and access to high quality, coordinated care. DHS will open a second hospital in the Rio Grande Valley in Winter 2023. The hospital will serve the Rio Grande Valley community which has a population of one million across a 100-mile region. The eight-story, 176,000 sq. ft. facility will be comprised of approximately 103 beds and approximately 550 employees.
Reporting to the President and CEO, and in collaboration with the leadership team at Driscoll Children's Hospital, the CMO will be responsible for setting a culture of excellence in the delivery of clinical services. Working with the senior leadership team, medical staff, Board of Directors, the Quality and Safety team, and the Medical Staff Office, the CMO will establish the direction and priorities for DHS in enhancing the overall quality, safety, effectiveness, and efficiency of healthcare delivery. The CMO will provide leadership for the development of system-wide quality improvement and medical staff strategies for DHS. The CMO will provide advice to the senior leadership team on clinical issues related to resource utilization, utilization review and medical management and will evaluate new technologies and treatment protocols to ensure that contemporary medical practices are in place. The CMO will be a visible and engaged leader, both locally and nationally, who will provide DHS with valuable insights into pediatric healthcare trends and opportunities for innovation and differentiation.
The ideal candidate with be an engaging and collaborative physician executive, with a deep knowledge and appreciation for pediatric healthcare. S/he will understand how to work in a matrixed health system and balance the needs of the local community with the system goals and initiatives. Candidates should have a track record of supporting an organization in providing high-quality patient care. The CMO will need to be viewed as an effective communicator, relationship builder, and community leader.
Interested parties can apply directly through the WittKieffer Candidate Portal here, or by sending resumes, nominations, and inquiries to Michael Raddatz or Jennifer Sonneland, preferably via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.