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Providence Health & Services Chief Executive - Pacific Medical Centers in Seattle, Washington


Providence St. Joseph Health is calling a Chief Executive Officer to Pacific Medical Centers in Seattle, WA.


This role will have chief executive responsibilities for Pacific Medical Centers and the Uniformed Service Health Plan (USFHP) and will closely to collaborate with PSJH and Physician Enterprise colleagues to advance the promise of the affiliation, which is to work together to improve quality, reduce costs and increase access to healthcare for all communities served. This includes the development of regional accountable care services and clinically integrated models of care. The Chief Executive sets the tone and is the champion of the organization’s mission, vision, and values.


The role calls for a leader capable of translating a vision that transitions the organization into the health system of the future and serves as a strong advocate for patients, families, physicians and caregivers. This leader must espouse a self-directed leadership environment and vision in a culture that recognizes the value of people and teamwork. The leader recognizes the importance of physician relationships in addition to building relationships with influential leaders internally, externally, and with the communities served. The role calls for a leader with a vision of how to successfully operate in a constantly changing healthcare environment.

The key attributes will include accountability, compassion, excellence, courage, consistency, fairness, and open communication that fosters trust throughout the organization. Further, this person will promote a life-long learning philosophy with an on-going commitment to personal and leadership development in pursuit of excellence in all matters.


  • System Executives

  • Community & Foundation Board Members

  • Physician Leaders & Medical Staff Councils

  • Executive Vice President

  • Regional Executive Leaders

  • System Leadership Council Executives

  • Local, State & Federal Government Officials

  • Including Washington D.C. based DOD relationships

  • Outside Collectives of Physicians


This position description is intended to describe the essential functions, general content, and qualifications of this position. It is not an exhaustive statement of all duties and responsibilities performed in this position. Other duties may be assigned as needed.

  • Provide leadership and oversight to medical group professionals, physician leaders and administrators in the development and implementation of operational priorities and initiatives that provide PacMed with a large range of quality services in an environment that promotes excellence in patient care.

  • Provide leadership and oversight to senior leadership team of PacMed. Broader accountability and focus in the leadership and development of the PacMed strategic plan, clinical programs, culture of safety, quality, and implementation of clinical excellence across PacMed.

  • Work collaboratively with the PMC Community board in developing the strategic plan for PacMed and USFHP.

  • Effectively collaborate with PacMed board chair to ensure effective board performance in support of PacMed and USFHP strategies.

  • Provide leadership and oversight to senior leadership team of US Family Health Plan (USFHP) and with focus on the health plan administration, driving strategic and financial directives, and building relationships with the DOD as required for health plan operations; includes coordination and participation in contract negotiations.

  • Create structures and processes to manage effectively the planning, coordination, communication and integration of services and program to address affordability, population health needs and patient access to the communities served.

  • Define clinical products and services for each program and creates infrastructure to support new and innovative models of care with Physician Enterprise and PacMed.

  • Effectively position organization through the program structure to respond to and develop strategies to achieve healthcare reform.

  • Create and oversee an effective process for communication and alignment of strategy, goals and objectives within PSJH, Physician Enterprise, and PacMed. This requires strong working relationship with regional Executives and System leadership to align strategic direction of PacMed with overall objectives of the system.

  • Assure systems, resources and processes are in place to meet all state, federal, accreditation and other agency laws, regulations and requirements. Assure compliance with all organizational policies and guidelines.

  • Develop networks and relationships with community leaders, board members, physicians, third party payers, employers, and other providers to enhance the health services provided to individuals and communities.

  • Provide leadership and facilitate strategic direction to the PacMed and USFHP Senior Executives by establishing annual executive talent and performance reviews.

  • Assure that the organization’s mission, vision and values are fully integrated into all programs and services provided by PacMed.

  • Collaborate with and support the effective integration and transformation of System and Regional services including finance, informational services, human resources, property & real estate management, communications and public relations, and strategic management services, etc.

  • Oversee the financial management of PacMed and USFHP operations and programmatic lines of business including capital planning, action plans and project implementation consistent with local and system requirements.

  • Collaborate with regional and system back office shared services (i.e. strategic management services, finance, supply chain, property & real estate management, and human resources) to maximize and operationalize support.

  • In conjunction with the Physician Enterprise Chief Human Resource Officer, Legal, and other System Leaders as appropriate, discuss, plan and approve labor strategy.

  • Develop and insure accountability for agreed upon outcomes and metrics using: scorecard methodology, change management and continuous improvement tools and resources.



  • Bachelor’s Degree in healthcare administration, business administration, or a related field is required.

  • Master’s Degree in healthcare administration, business administration, or a related field is required.

  • Ten years of significant executive leadership experience in a major and complex medical center or health system.

  • Hands on experience directing the operations of a physician organization, experience and knowledge of medical group operations, and physician payment methodologies providing incentives for quality.

  • Hands on experience and knowledge of managed care operations.


  • Knowledge of leading and operating within a large, complex health system; understanding of health care reform and implications for future organizational success; understanding of the economics of health care delivery systems and models; ability to build support and ownership of innovative strategies for the future of healthcare delivery.

  • Knowledge of health plan and managed care operations.

  • Skilled in effective communication, emotional intelligence, building relationships, fund raising, and connecting with a broad spectrum of audiences.

  • Ability to attract, motivate and lead effective teams and continue to build upon the rich tradition and heritage of existing organizational culture; and, ability create strong vision for the future.

  • Ability to lead complex organizations through a transition.

  • Ability to articulate and demonstrate the mission, vision, and values of the organization to all stakeholders and the community.


Every day, 119,000 compassionate employees serve patients and communities through Providence St. Joseph Health (PSJH), one of the nation’s largest healthcare providers. PSJH is a national, Catholic, not-for-profit health system, comprising a diverse family of organizations and driven by a belief that health care is a human right. Rooted in the founding missions of the Sisters of Providence and the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange, courageous women ahead of their time who brought health care and other social services to the American West when it was still a rugged, untamed frontier, PSJH is guided by a singular commitment to improve the health of all. Now, as the health care landscape changes dramatically, they draw upon their pioneering and compassionate spirit to plan for the next century of health for a better world, especially for the poor and vulnerable.

PSJH uses their voice to advocate for vulnerable populations and needed reforms in health care. They are also pursuing innovative ways to transform health care by keeping people healthy, and making our services more convenient, accessible and affordable for all. In an increasingly uncertain world, they are committed to high-quality, compassionate health care for everyone—regardless of coverage or ability to pay. We help people and communities benefit from the best health care model for the future—today.

With a vision of creating “Health for a Better World,” PSJH is now in the midst of an exciting transformation. The leadership team has aligned itself toward a vision and framework (“Health 2.0”) intended to transform health care to be more patient-centric, using its tremendous data assets to coordinate care, improve operational and clinical efficiencies, and modernize operations through technology.

Since the 2016 merger of Providence Health and St. Joseph Health, areas of focus have included transformation, strengthening of its core, and growth; now, PSJH is undertaking a number of innovative initiatives system-wide. The health system is developing an institute model for specialty care across the seven states it serves – a virtual network that links all of its care locations, solving gaps in continuity of care for patients and creating a seamless experience for them and their families. This model offers clinicians timely access to best-practice findings, data, and reports, and offers patients quality, compassionate care closer to home, with predictable costs and outcomes.

Key features of this institute model include: patient navigation, concentration of multidisciplinary clinical expertise, accelerated research and innovation, a proprietary data repository for genomics, clinical experts from seven states defining quality measures within disease types, a delivery system organized around key treatment locations with best outcomes, a network that ensures that patients have the right care at the right time in the right place, and a focus on care close to home supported by digital technology. The goal is to unify relevant services, resources, and expertise under six clinical umbrellas: Musculoskeletal Institute, Neurosciences Institute, Digestive Health Institute, Cancer Institute, Cardiovascular Institute, and Women and Children’s Institute.

PSJH has extremely attractive markets and well-positioned assets. Over the past several years, the organization has pursued strategies to create the care delivery platform of the future, and has made significant investments in innovation and systems, with over six elite research investments, as well as investments in EMRs. PSJH is working to bring health care into the digital and consumer age with the goal of better serving patients and consumers, delivering care on their terms – where, when, and how they want it. To achieve that goal, the health system has formed three teams that work together to identify, pilot, and drive the adoption of new technologies and business models. The Digital Innovation Group actively builds software to support patients, consumers, clinicians and technology partners; the Consumer Innovation Group creates health-related businesses in areas such as women’s health, senior services, and chronic disease, partnering closely with Providence employees and patients to create new services and tools designed to support a patient’s ongoing health between episodes of care; and Providence Ventures advances health care delivery by funding technology innovations, working side-by-side with colleagues who are actively building a digital platform to make it easier to collaborate with early-stage companies.

Annual revenues are $25B and growing. PSJH currently operates in seven states through 51 hospitals and 829 clinics where over 24,000 physicians serve over 13 million patients each year.


Pacific Medical Centers has an amazing history! Built in 1933, the historic Beacon Hill Tower was the first U.S. Public Health Service (PHS) Hospital in the Seattle area. Over the years, as the demands in healthcare changed, the U.S. PHS Hospital metamorphosed and eventually became a public development authority (PDA) in 1981. The PDA was a new type of organization that was part private and part public. Also in 1981, the physicians created the state's first physician-governed group practice calling it Pacific Health Associates of Seattle, or PHASE.

In the mid 1980's Pacific Medical Centers began to expand its primary care role and purchased several outpatient clinics in the Seattle area. Also, at this time the PDA and PHASE funded a health maintenance organization (HMO) called Pacific Health. The Pacific Health plan started enrolling patients in March of 1985. Again, in 1987 Pacific Medical Centers changed when it closed its hospital doors to focus on its managed care plan and to contract with other major health plans in the region. In 1995 Pacific Medical Centers sold Pacific Health, its HMO product, to concentrate on developing a strong network of outpatient clinics throughout the region.

Today PacMed is the largest freestanding, nonprofit group practice in the Puget Sound area. Pacific Medical Centers is a multi-specialty medical group with 11 clinics more than 175 providers for primary and specialty care.

Pacific Medical Centers has a unique and special culture. Pacific Medical Centers' culture focuses around its mission of delivering quality health care to a diverse patient population and working as a partner to improve the quality of our community. Employees fulfill this mission by creating a strong patient and service-focused team environment.

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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.

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Providence Health & Services is a not-for-profit Catholic network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services guided by a Mission of caring the Sisters of Providence began over 160 years ago. 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: Washington-Seattle

Req ID: 232046