Chief Quality Officer
St. Peter’s Health Partners
St. Peter’s Health Partners (SPHP), a leading integrated regional health system in Albany, NY, seeks a Chief Quality Officer (CQO). With a reporting relationship to the CEO of St. Peter’s Health Partners, this newly created leadership position will focus and direct the development and measurement of SPHP’s approach to quality, performance improvement, patient experience and outcomes and medical safety. The CQO works collaboratively with clinical and executive leadership to ensure a sustainable quality/safety-aware culture that proactively seeks opportunities for performance improvement designed to continually raise the bar on quality.
The Ideal Candidate:
The CQO will possess a track record of leadership and vision in the development and implementation of a robust quality management and measurement structure across a complex healthcare system. H/she will be an innovative, visionary healthcare leader who can provide expert guidance to the senior leadership team on all quality matters and strategies. The CQO will have experience assessing, developing, implementing and evaluating programs which address quality, patient safety and patient experience.
- Clinician with broad experience in quality and patient safety.
- Master’s degree in healthcare administration, business administration, public health or other related discipline is preferred.
- A minimum of five years of senior administrative experience that demonstrates the attainment of the requisite job knowledge, preferably within a large medical center or complex healthcare system.
- Familiarity with quality initiatives, metrics, and process within a healthcare system. Ideally, experience with patient satisfaction and patient safety solutions.
- Experience in leveraging best practices and strong analytical and data driven background.
- Certification as a Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ) is strongly preferred.
St. Peter’s Health Partners (SPHP), based in Albany, New York is the region’s largest private-sector employer, and has more than 12,500 employees in more than 200 locations across seven counties. SPHP is a regional health ministry (RHM) of Trinity Health.
St. Peter’s Health Partners has an annual budget of approximately $1.3 billion. St. Peter’s Health Partners was created on October 1, 2011 by the merger of three Albany region health care systems – St. Peter’s Health Care Services, Northeast Health, and Seton Health, creating the Capital Region’s largest and most comprehensive network of high-quality advanced medical care, primary care, rehabilitation and senior services. These state-of-the-art services and programs are provided through four major divisions: Acute Care-Albany, comprising St. Peter’s Medical Center and Albany Memorial Hospital in Albany; Acute Care-Troy, comprising Samaritan Hospital and St. Mary’s Hospital in Troy; Continuing Care, comprising a rehabilitation hospital, multiple skilled nursing and assisted living facilities, and retirement communities across the Capital Region; and St. Peter’s Medical Partners, a 350-physician medical group with offices across the Capital Region.
SPHP is exceptional in its breadth and depth of its services, providing a continuum of care unparalleled in New York state. The system has a leading 38.8% market share for health care services in its primary service area, and is the region’s largest employer.
Trinity Health is one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic healthcare delivery systems in the nation, serving people and communities in 21 states from coast to coast, with 86 hospitals, 123 continuing care facilities, and 48 home health and hospice programs. Headquartered in Livonia, Michigan, Trinity Health has annual operating revenues of about $13.3 billion and assets of about $19.3 billion. It employs more than 92,700 people, including 3,600 employed physicians.
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