Providence Health & Services Chief Executive - Portland Service Area & Oregon Eastern Region in Portland, Oregon



The Chief Executive provides operational leadership, management, and direction in a Catholic Sponsored Health System. This position serves as Chief Executive of Providence Portland Medical Center (PPMC) and includes regional leadership to Providence Hood River Medical Center (PHRMC), Providence Willamette Falls Medical Center (PWFMC), Providence Milwaukee Hospital (PMH) and related lines of business. This leader ensures the delivery of high quality, cost-effective health care consistent with Triple Aim and the mission of the Providence Health & Services. The Chief Executive will function as a member of multiple advisory boards and leadership councils which have the responsibility for development, and implementation of an integrated delivery system across the Region. The position is located in Portland, OR.

In this position you will:

  • Serve as a member of the Service Area leadership team working cooperatively with team members on the development and implementation of the integrated delivery system in Oregon and specifically for the Portland Service Area.

  • Provide leadership to the organization to maximize quality, patient safety cost-effectiveness, patient satisfaction and responsiveness.

  • Select and develop executive managers and department leaders who will meet the organization's goals and objectives.

  • Maintain high employee morale and positive relationships with employees and management staff to enhance productivity and the quality of work life in the organization.

  • Maintain positive relationships with the Medical Staff to integrate physicians into decision-making processes and to ensure that physician needs are met.

  • Operate the organization to ensure its financial strength, reviewing results on an ongoing basis and taking corrective action to achieve the annual budget.

  • Participate in the Service Area strategic and annual planning and budgeting processes and develop and implement action plans to ensure the organization achieves its annual objectives. Accountable for accomplishing Service Area and organizational success indicators and objectives, consistent with the strategic plan and Management System.

  • Provide leadership and work collaboratively with program executives, managers and staff to evaluate new opportunities and to develop programs and services that improve the organization's market position and meet community needs.

  • Select and develop managers and department leaders who will meet the organizations goals and objectives.

  • Lead quality improvement activities, utilizing appropriate operational tools and resources such as Six sigma and change management techniques to ensure the organization is in constant improvement model to achieve better delivery of services.

  • Implement standards of service for care, oversee the system for monitoring quality, intervening as appropriate to take corrective action, and ensure accreditation and regulatory guidelines are met.

  • Serve as a member of the Service Area leadership team, providing advice to the Chief Operating Officer, Oregon Region and other team members, and working collaboratively with other team members to eliminate unnecessary organizational redundancy and duplication and to better meet the needs of the community for quality, affordable health care.

  • Represent Providence Portland Medical Center to the communities served in an appropriate manner. Demonstrates positive interactions with the public and positive interpersonal relations in dealing with fellow employees, supervisors, and other department employees to maximize productivity and quality of work life.

  • Provide leadership and/or directs affiliations with other health systems in Portland Service Area. Works closely with the Chief Executives, COO’s, and CNE’s at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center, Providence Milwaukie Hospital and Providence Willamette Falls to ensure strategic direction and goals of programs across service lines are met.

  • Provide leadership in integration interests of physicians, physician organizations, other health systems, health plans, hospital and shared services employees that provides an effective and efficient continuum of services to members and patients.

  • Provide support and leadership to the Providence Portland Medical Center Foundation in helping to advance fundraising projects and that targets are met. Develops strong relationships with Foundation Board members and works closely with Executive Director and Chair of the foundation.

As health care evolves, our team is responding with a vision and core strategy to transform and innovate at scale. PSJH and its affiliates continue to pioneer how care is delivered by sharing one strategic plan designed to improve the health of entire populations by supporting the well-being of each person the organization serves.


Above all, we are looking for a servant leader whose personal and professional background demonstrates a genuine passion for the mission and core values of Providence Health & Services. You have a style that emphasizes openness, collaboration, visibility, and connectivity. A strong, confident, results-oriented, and decisive leader with the capacity to balance the big picture and strategic perspective with a focus on operations and the details of execution. You can articulate how your work improves healthcare delivery in the communities that we serve.



  • A Masters Degree in Health or Hospital Administration, Business Administration or a related field.

  • At least six years of senior level leadership experience in a health care delivery organization. The Chief Executive should have personal values compatible with those of Providence Health & Services and be comfortable leading and administering a Catholic sponsored organization as a healing ministry. In addition to the following:

  • Working knowledge and understanding of the current trends and change taking and implications to Providence Health & Services

  • Evident success in repositioning large organizations in a changing market.

  • Knowledge of the principles of change management and process improvement tools and techniques.


Providence St. Joseph Health was established on July 1, 2016, creating the second largest Catholic health system and fourth largest non-profit integrated delivery system in the country, which provides a broad range of health and outreach services throughout the western United States. With total revenues exceeding $20 billion in fiscal year 2015, the health system family includes 50 acute care hospitals as well as home health agencies, hospice care, outpatient services, skilled nursing facilities, insurance plans and physician organizations. Providence St. Joseph Health includes more than 100,000 caregivers, 829 outpatient clinics, 23,000 physicians, across seven states. The system has 1.9 million covered lives.

The Providence St. Joseph Health family includes:

• Providence Health & Services

• St. Joseph Health System

• Covenant Health in Texas

• Facey Medical Foundation in California

• Hoag Memorial Presbyterian in California

• Kadlec in Washington

• Pacific Medical Centers in Washington

• Swedish Health Services in Washington

For more information about Providence St. Joseph Health, visit .

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits - see our website for details

Our Mission

As people of Providence, we reveal God's love for all, especially the poor and vulnerable, through our compassionate service.

About Us

Providence Health & Services is the third largest not-for-profit health system in the United States. Providence employs more than 82,000 caregivers (employees) across a five-state area; AK, WA, MT, OR, and CA. Our facilities include 34 hospitals, 600 physician clinics, senior services, supportive housing and other health and educational services. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Leadership

Location: Oregon-Portland

Req ID: 180864