The Synergy Organization is proud to have been retained by Western Maryland Health System (WMHS) to conduct the national search for their Vice President, Quality and Patient Safety.
Since 2009, Western Maryland Health System has focused on caring for what matters most; helping people live happier, healthier lives. This innovative and highly respected system provides area residents convenient access to exceptional quality care, state-of-the-art technologies, and a team of caring, experienced and dedicated caregivers.
The system offers a comprehensive range of general and specialty services for medical, surgical, pediatric, and obstetrical patients, sophisticated diagnostic testing services, outpatient diagnostic centers as well as an extensive range of physician specialties with over 200 physicians practicing in the community. Improving the community’s overall health is an important aspect of WMHS. The system offers numerous community health programs and activities designed to engage residents in living healthy lifestyles, achieving wellbeing and providing resources and access to quality preventative care.
In early 2018, Western Maryland Health System formed a clinical affiliation with UPMC, a $20 billion world-renowned health care provider and insurer based in Pittsburgh, PA. This affiliation has resulted in a collaborative shared vision to expand the provision of high-quality healthcare services to patients and their families. Patients of WMHS now have access to UPMC's cardiac, thoracic, vascular and neurosurgery programs at UPMC hospitals in various locations throughout Pennsylvania.
WMHS’s commitment to quality and continuous improvement has resulted in highly satisfied patients, a culture of clinical excellence and numerous recognitions for quality including being named among our nation’s top performing hospitals for the treatment of heart attack patients by the American College of Cardiology, receiving the NCDR Chest Pain ? MI Registry Silver Performance Achievement Award 2019. Other notable recent achievements include being listed by US News and World Report as a High Performing Hospital in COPD and Heart Failure care (2019-2020) and the Mission: Lifeline® NSTEMI Gold Quality Achievement Award (2019).
Reporting directly to the Senior Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, the Vice President, Quality and Patient Safety will join a highly talented, professional and collegial executive team and serve as a mentor and subject matter expert to internal and external customers of WMHS. The Vice President of Quality and Patient Safety will hold accountability for and provide leadership in the areas of Quality, Performance Improvement, Patient Safety, Infection Control and Patient Experience & Culture, and will analyze, plan, develop, lead and continually improve and streamline care delivery alignment with WMHS’ mission, vision, values and strategic plan.
Other opportunities for this new leader include promoting, modeling and embedding continuous performance improvement strategies in the organization, identifying and implementing new programs to achieve continual clinical performance improvement, evaluating and allocating resources, maintaining regulatory accreditations and standards, and fostering exceptional communications and relationships throughout the system.
The successful candidate will bring a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, a Masters degree in a related field, at least ten years of proven and progressive leadership experience as well as expertise in patient care operations, human resource management, budget/financial management, and quality management. Candidates with certifications in Quality (CPHQ), Patient Satisfaction and/or Patient Experience are strongly encouraged to apply.
This exciting career opportunity offers a competitive compensation package, a comprehensive benefits package, relocation assistance, excellent support from the System and all the resources necessary to succeed! For immediate consideration, please email your resume in confidence to email@example.com Please include “Vice President, Quality and Patient Safety” in the subject line.
Internal Number: VPQ&PS
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