Providence St. Joseph Health

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Providence Chief Executive – Physician Enterprise, Orange County & High Desert in Orange, California



Providence, one of the nation’s largest healthcare providers with 51 acute care hospitals in seven states and annual revenues of $25 billion, is seeking an experienced and progressive leader with demonstrated leadership capacity as the chief executive (CE) for the Heritage Medical Group. The CE provides vision, leadership and direction for Heritage Medical Group with accountability for the Orange County & High Desert Service Area. The CE leads at scale with the objective of ensuring fiscal prudence, establishing objectives, plans and policies, subject to approval by other executive stakeholders in the Service Area and Physician Enterprise leadership team.

In close collaboration with regional and local executive leadership, leads the administration, support infrastructure and development of the physician organization with business, physician and administrative models based on defined needs and plans relative to the service area. Ensures the effective development and efficient integration of strategies, priorities and initiatives to create an organized system of care that excels in quality, service, cost-effectiveness and affordability. This enables effective transition from acute care based health management to the population health/prospective payment models. Provide leadership for strategic planning, clinical excellence, personnel management, fiscal accountability, operational effectiveness, and positive relationships with other departments, members of the medical staff, physician practices and all stakeholders within scope and span of control


  • Serves as top executive for all medical groups in the Orange County & High Desert Service Area. Incorporates an understanding and integration of Providence Mission, vision, and values, while building and propagating a compelling vision.

  • In collaboration with Regional executives, shares responsibility for performance, including development and implementation of regional strategies, overall regional operations/cost efficiency efforts and optimal quality and satisfaction outcomes.

  • Leads risk-bearing-based efforts in execution of Providence physician medical group/ambulatory operation related strategic goals as defined by regional and local ministry goals and initiatives while recognizing the larger context of system challenges and needs. Report regularly to Physician Enterprise leadership and regional stakeholders on all aspects of medical group operations, including achievement of strategic and financial goals.

  • Establish and collaboratively lead systems and controls to ensure effective, efficient operations and information, support for recruitment and retention of physicians, staff, and conservation of physical and financial assets.

  • Work collaboratively with physicians and medical groups to develop mutually beneficial relationships to support local and/or regional initiatives, while assisting medical groups to adapt and embrace marketplace changes. Researches and develops compensation models and governance structures that align with Providence values and operational needs. Develops, implements and monitors the administration of physician networks through committee infrastructure, staffing and employee engagement, budget, reporting mechanisms, and data output.

  • Ensure the delivery of compassionate and high-quality patient care through continual assessment and management of programs, systems, processes, resources, and outcomes, establishing lines of authority for planning, management, operations and evaluation at every service level, within the context of Providence strategic mission and vision, in order to meet the health needs of the population.

  • Ensures there is leadership to drive performance outcomes in quality, service, growth, finance, and people to create a superior experience for staff and patients.

  • Facilitate Providence enterprise needs by interfacing with the system office and subsidiary entities of Providence including contracting, legal, human resources, compliance, information systems, improving performance, quality, and supply chain.

  • Work with local executive management teams and medical leadership of the ministries, serving as a resource to help reduce costs, enhance revenues, achieve effective utilization and quality goals and objectives, analyze and utilize information to develop and support management decisions.

  • Maintain current knowledge of legal and regulatory changes impacting such areas as health care reimbursement and accountable care organizational functions. Implement operational changes to maximize opportunities under these laws and regulations.

  • Collaborate and support all practice acquisitions and service contracts within guidelines established by Providence stakeholders. Assure smooth transition of practices and implementation of systems and contracted services.

  • Develop and facilitate customer-focused business and operations strategies that respond to unique market factors such as size, demographics, competitors, employer characteristics and segmentation strategy, and targeted consumer expectations.

  • Collaborate with physicians, ministry executive management, health system executive management and vendors to identify physician practice needs and establish innovative and visionary solutions for improvement.

  • Ensure the achievement of financial targets while actively seeking revenue enhancement and/or cost-reduction strategies, balancing Mission and financial performance.

  • Champion efforts around customer satisfaction (physician, employee, community, and patient), developing, supporting, continuously measuring, and improving programs to generate and sustain high levels of satisfaction by all groups.

  • Create healthy communities and promote health improvement through proactively pursuing relationships and collaborating in efforts to improve the quality of life in the local community.

  • Identify opportunities, market needs, and industry trends while maintaining flexibility to proactively respond to shifting opportunities and threats, coordinating efforts within applicable local/regional strategy.

  • Develop, coach, and mentor executive team in a manner appropriate for individual and group needs in order to fulfill leadership roles and responsibilities while driving for results and fulfilling applicable entity and System succession strategies.

  • Assumes strategic role in business development - identification of appropriate growth/expansion opportunities in existing and new business, represents the region in early stages of deal exploration; once deals are secured, guides actions necessary to implement acquisition.



  • MD or DO is preferred, but not required.

  • Master’s degree in Health Administration, Public Health, Business Administration, or related field.

  • Seven to ten years of experience in a senior executive leadership role focused on the strategic management and operations of a large medical group organization.

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Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Non-Clinical Director/Executive

Location: California-Orange

Req ID: 287730