Denver, CO – WittKieffer has been retained to conduct a search for the next Chief Operating Officer for Denver Health, a healthcare system that is a national model when it comes to caring for vulnerable populations. For more than 150 years, Denver Health has been defined by its unwavering commitment to providing high-quality, innovative care to all. As an integrated healthcare system Denver Health has an academic research center, a 555 bed acute care hospital, managed care plans, paramedic services, a network of family health center and a public health department. The Ernest E. Moore Shock Trauma Center has been recognized as one of the preeminent Level I Trauma Centers in the country, with among the best trauma survival rates in the United States. Denver Health is formally affiliated with the University of Colorado School of Medicine where all faculty have full-time academic appointments.
In partnership with the Chief Executive Officer, the Executive Leadership Team and the Board, the COO will direct all aspects of operations and will be responsible for driving, supporting, and modeling a culture focused on employee engagement, quality, patient safety, service excellence, fiscal responsibility and the overall patient experience. It's expected the Chief Operating Officer will maintain Denver Health's focus on process and performance improvement through the use of LEAN methodology and other tools.
This is an outstanding opportunity for a dynamic, focused, and progressive leader to live and work in a very desirable, competitive, and highly advanced healthcare market. Qualified candidates will bring broad executive leadership experience within an academic health system, academic medical center or major teaching hospital and comfortable working within an urban safety net health care system. S/he will have well-established strategic, fiscal, management, communication and interpersonal skills along with a genuine passion for patient care, education, research and public health.
All discussions about this search will be handled in strict confidence. Please direct all inquiries, nominations, CVs or résumés to DenverHealthCOO@wittkieffer.com
Denver Health values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity for all persons regardless of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status protected by law.