Chief Executive Officer

Shift: Day
Schedule: Full - Time Regular
Chief Executive Officer – Ardent Health Services
Portneuf Medical Center – Pocatello, Idaho


Organization Profile:

Ardent Health Services invests in quality healthcare.

Ardent makes considerable investments in people, technology, facilities, and communities, producing high quality care and extraordinary results.  Since 2001, those investments total more than $835 million. From newly constructed facilities and expanded services, to lifesaving technology and outstanding opportunities for employees, Ardent is committed to providing its hospitals and clinics the tools needed to succeed. 

Recapitalized and supported by the financial strength of Ventas, Inc., an S&P 50 company and leading real estate investment trust, and Equity Group Investments, Ardent is expanding its network and bringing its unique combination of resources and proven management expertise to new communities.

Ardent Health Services has become the second largest private and for-profit hospital operator in the U.S. Ardent Health Services consists of:

  • 30 hospitals in six states
  • 4,395 licensed beds
  • 25,000 employees
  • 1,150 employed physicians
  • $4.2 billion in revenue

Additionally, Ardent has embarked on a complete install of Epic for its electronic health record (EHR) system in all of its hospitals with the first of its hospitals launching the system in the summer of 2017. The investment in Epic is just one example of Ardent’s commitment to high quality care and forward thinking strategy for growth.

Portneuf Medical Center

Portneuf Medical Center (PMC), located in Pocatello, Idaho, is a joint venture with Portneuf Health Trust and physician owners, with annual net revenues of $300M. PMC is a 187 bed acute care facility with a Cancer Center, Level II NICU, and Level II Trauma Center. There are 45 employed physicians on staff and a support staff of more than 1,300 dedicated employees. PMC provides hospital care and outpatient services to patients in Eastern Idaho and serves as a regional referral hospital for Southern and Eastern Idaho and Western Wyoming. In addition, PMC maintains a Gold Seal of Approval from The Joint Commission and maintains accreditation by leading organizations in many service line specialties, including cancer care, cardiac services, joint replacement and surgery.

Job Overview:

We are currently recruiting for a dynamic leader to join Portneuf Medical Center as the Chief Executive Officer.

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) provides leadership and directs the overall operation of the facility consistent with the mission, values, and strategy of Ardent Health Services as well as with the goals and objectives of the facility and its advisory or governing body. The CEO plans, organizes, applies, directs, controls, and evaluates all resources (human, facilities, equipment, capital, fiscal, and others) invested in the facility. The CEO uses all resources to generate measurable results to benefit the corporation, the community, the facility, the medical staff, and the patient.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Formulate and execute a regional growth strategy for both in-patient and out-patient services.  Establish effective and collaborative relationships to foster growth plans.
  • Ensure alignment of the hospital system goals and objectives with the JV partner.
  • Build and maintain a high performing leadership environment, with a keen focus on:
    1. ability to achieve quality and patient safety goals
    2. ability to achieve patient experience goals
    3. employee engagement, physician and patient satisfaction surveys
    4. operationalize and champion Service Excellence
  • Place a high priority on effective identification and selection processes for the hiring of talent, across the organization.
  • Set clear direction with leaders/managers, and establish a culture of accountability.
  • Motivate, develop and partner with direct reports to help build their success.
  • Develops short and long range management and organization plans to define responsibilities and business activities consistent with facility goals and objectives.
  • Implements Ardent Health Services’ ethics and compliance program throughout the organization.  Ensures that policies are uniformly understood and consistently interpreted and administered.
  • Develops and maintains effective and collaborative relationships with the medical staff, and ensures our ability to meet the health needs of the community.
  • Ensure that operational and financial reports are prepared as required in regularly scheduled meetings and committees.
  • Maintains accreditation and licensure standards for JCAHO, Medicare, Medicaid, state licensure, and other regulatory agencies.
  • Responsible for the facility’s quality improvement and organizational effectiveness programs.
  • Ensures best practice, evidence-based approaches to consistently deliver exceptional, well-coordinated and integrated care that delivers high level outcomes and patient satisfaction.

Job Requirements:

  • Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Hospital Administration, or Business Administration.
  • A minimum of five (5) years of experience in healthcare administration.
  • Excellent verbal, quantitative, managerial, and interpersonal skills.
  • Current knowledge of JCAHO, OSHA, state and federal regulatory standards.
  • Willingness to relocate to Pocatello, Idaho.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Excellent leadership and interpersonal skills to effectively communicate ideas, problems, instructions (written and oral) with corporate management staff, facility management staff and employees.
  • Ability to analyze situations, evaluate data, recommend, and implement courses of action that would improve the functioning of the company.
  • Ability to interpret, adapt, and apply guidelines, policies and procedures.
  • Ability to use sound judgment in decision making.
  • Ability to react calmly and effectively in an emergency situation.
  • Knowledge of strategic planning and short and long-range goal implementation.