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Vice President - Chief Operating Officer - Saxony Hospital

Saxony Hospital
Date Posted
07 June, 2024
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The Vice President – Chief Operating Officer – Saxony determines the strategic vision and priorities for IU Health Saxony Hospital ensuring direct alignment with the business strategy in the area, region and to the system. This leader serves as a member of the Saxony executive management team for the Indianapolis Suburban Region (ISR) and will use strong analysis and relationship building skills to build an agenda for hospital-wide innovative organizational improvement. This role is key to ensuring physician involvement, physician communication and is a strong contributor to physicians' satisfaction. The Chief Operating Officer will interface and collaborate on a very frequent basis with the facility CMO and CNO, and together, they will jointly drive performance toward balanced scorecard achievement. This leader will work collaboratively with other area, region, and system partners to execute organizational development strategy, area service line development* and drive change initiatives across the hospital and region to optimize organizational potential and achieve strategic business and operational objectives. This leader will use expertise in effective operations, quality patient care, effective medical staff relations, regulatory compliance, fiscal responsibility, and excellent people and service skills to drive a wide variety of programs, policies and complex initiatives designed to build a best-in-class team. In addition, this role is expected to develop high-level strategy to counter new trends in payment structures that are crucial to operating in a Curve 2 environment. The Chief Operating Officer must possess strong analytical and relationship building skills to develop an agenda for innovative organizational improvement. The Chief Operating Officer provides administrative leadership and coordination for the hospital and with the region in regard to the efficient delivery of patient care. This leader ensures their responsible area's goals and objectives are aligned with the System's strategic goals and objectives.


  • Implementing and upholding the vision and values of the organization. 
  • Providing direction and consultation related to strategic planning, and drives operational efficiency related to the organization.
  • Provide leadership in program development, establishing and completing tasks to achieve objectives.
  • Responsible for hospital integration and collaboration across all core departments associated with the service line delivery. 


  • Preferred experience: a Master's Degree in Health Administration; Business Administration or related field required, with minimum of 5 years operational leadership experience.
  • Strong demonstrated transformational and complex, matrixed leadership skills (inspiring, problem solving, communication across multiple organizations, executing) to champion Leading to Preeminence and transition to an ACO.
  • Experience managing multiple complex projects involving multiple customers, interests, and goals.
  • Strong blend of management skills and technical expertise demonstrated by superior planning, decision-making, negotiation, leadership, and financial management skills/knowledge, with a focus to adding value to the bottom line of the business to foster a preeminent healthcare environment.
  • Strong communication and relationship-building skills with all levels of employees, management and community leaders and a proven leader who is an effective, creative, and visionary problem solver.
  • A proven leader of people, can recruit, develop, and mentor a top-notch team capable of supporting future growth and has demonstrated leadership in promoting diversity and inclusion in the workplace and community.
  • Knowledge of industry issues, demonstrated experience and results such as Curve 2 (transition from volume based to value based economics), accountable care and insurance/population risk models.
  • Knowledge of applicable Federal, State, and Local regulatory agency guidelines and laws.


Reports to: Vice President – Chief Operations Officer, Indianapolis Suburban Region 

Indiana University Health is unlike any other healthcare system and we're looking for team members who share the things that matter most to us. People who are inspired by challenging and meaningful work for the good of every patient. People motivated to do their best every day. People who are always ready to apply themselves. As one of Indiana's largest employers, our vision is to lead the transformation of healthcare through quality, innovation and education, and make Indiana one of the nation's healthiest states.

IU Health is among the top ten largest single-state nonprofit health systems in the United States. Through its 16 hospitals (a mix of urban, suburban and rural facilities), IU Health offers a full range of specialty and primary care services for children and adults. Statewide, IU Health has more than 2,600 staffed beds, $6.23 billion in net total operating revenue, and strategic service lines including cancer, cardiovascular, neuroscience, orthopedics, pediatrics and transplant, that have received national recognition for quality patient care over the decades. IU Health has over 34,000 team members.


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We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity and inclusion at IU Health. IU Health does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, national origin, gender identity and/or expression, marital status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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Indiana University Health is Indiana’s most comprehensive health system, with 15 hospitals and nearly 40,000 team members serving Hoosiers across the state. Our partnership with the Indiana University School of Medicine gives our team members access to the very latest science and the very best training, advancing care for all. We’re looking for team members who share the things that matter most to us. People who are inspired by challenging and meaningful work for the good of every patient. People who are compassionate and serve with a purpose. People who aspire to excellence every day. People who are always ready to apply themselves.

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