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Ascension Health Chief Operating Officer in Southfield, Michigan

We Are Hiring

Ascension Michigan is seeking an experienced Chief Operating Officer for our Providence Hospital Southfield Campus, Providence Novi Hospital Campus, Brighton Center for Recovery (consultative role), Howell Ambulatory Center and the anticipation of further Ambulatory Surgery Center acquisitions.

The Chief Operating Officer leads the development and implementation of operational strategies to align with the Mission, Vision and Values of the organization.

What You Will Do

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Participates in development of the organization’s vision, policies and short and long-term objectives.

  • Develops, implements and monitors operating budgets for areas of responsibility.

  • Leads efforts to provide high quality, low cost operations within sites of care as well as day-to-day operations.

  • Multi-site responsibility, ability to address each sites unique needs

  • Ensures that performance is aligned with Ascension’s practices and standards of excellence and determines interventions necessary to improve performance.

  • A strong commitment to the mission of Catholic healthcare and a personal and professional presence to provide moral and spiritual leadership on behalf of Ascension; a values-driven leadership style which is guided in thinking, in acting, and stewardship by sensitivity to the mission values of Ascension Health.

  • A highly effective communicator who will make communications a top priority within the organization and will be a responsive, relational, interactive, and accountable leader who will recognize the importance of building consensus and providing leadership with credibility, influence, respect, and listening skills.

  • An appreciation of the challenges and the opportunities associated with being a change agent within the context of a multi-site and growing national health system.

  • Direct experience and subject matter expertise in Healthcare Quality across the continuum of care; ambulatory, acute and post-acute care.

  • Proficient knowledge and expertise in hospital and health care related quality and performance improvement principles and practices, as well as regulatory and statutory requirements for quality improvement and patient safety in health care.

  • The ability to create inclusive teams and that are active and enthusiastic participates and in the successful implementation quality and safety strategies and plans based on improving quality goals.

  • Possess not only excellent organization, oral and written communication skills, but the ability to persuasively communicate project proposals, plans and status to key stakeholders.

  • Ability to resolve issues efficiently and effectively.

  • Proficient in program development with strong leadership and teambuilding skills.

What You Will Need


  • Bachelor's degree required.

  • Master's degree preferred.

Work Experience:

  • Health care hospital operations experience required

  • Proven ability to partner with providers and/or faculty

  • Experience working in an highly matrixed environment

  • High level of financial acumen required

  • Strategic growth and acquisition experience

  • 10 years of experience as an executive-level manager is required upon date of hire or job transfer date required.

  • 10 years of experience required. 15 years of experience preferred. #le@der2020

Additional Preferences

Why Join Our Team

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

Ascension SE Michigan is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Affirmative Action employer. Associates and Applicants receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic data, or other legally protected status.Pay Non-Discrimination Notice: https://www.dol.gov/sites/dolgov/files/ofccp/pdf/pay-transp_%20English_formattedESQA508c.pdfFor further information regarding your EEO rights, click on the following link to the “EEO is the Law” poster:http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdfEEO is the Law Poster Supplemen (http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/ofccp_eeo_supplement_final_jrf_qa_508c.pdf) tPlease note that Ascension will make an offer of employment only to individuals who have applied for a position using our official application. Be on alert for possible fraudulent offers of employment. Ascension will not solicit money or banking information from applicants.

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