The CEO of Kearny County Hospital (KCH) is responsible for the day-to-day operations of KCH which includes the Family Health Clinic and High Plains Retirement Village and reports directly to the board of trustees. CEO responsibilities include:
Provides visionary leadership that inspires the highest levels of performance in the delivery of health care and business and operational administration.
Medical staff relations. Maintains effective and collaborative relationships with the medical staff that inspire loyalty, ensures the ability to meet the health needs of the community and advances quality, patient safety and patient satisfaction.
Operational management. Maintains an organized system of management and controls that ensure smooth function of hospital operations, timely accomplishment of goals, and physical, financial and human resource viability and success.
Quality of care services. Ensures best practice, evidence-based approaches to consistently deliver exceptional, well-coordinated and integrated care that delivers high level outcomes and patient satisfaction.
Strategic planning. Develops, implements and executes operational plans that ensure timely strategic goal achievements that both grow and sustain the organization through its mission, values, and vision.
Partnerships and negotiations. Develops strategic, collaborative partnerships and ensures skillful negotiations that help to position the organization for regional success.
Financial performance. Utilizes financial and analytical skills to lead, monitor and take actions that achieves KCH’s financial stability and long-term success.
Community relations. Fosters strong community relations and develops collaborative partnerships that advance the interests of the organization and contribute to the health and well-being of the communities served.
Board relations. Manages the functions of the hospital in accordance with the direction set by the board of trustees. Informs and advises the board of trustees on matters that influence and impact hospital performance.
Human resources. Provides leadership and ongoing communication that aligns and challenges the workforce, inspires loyalty and promotes fulfillment of the hospital’s mission, vision and values.
Regulatory compliance. Ensures legal, regulatory and accrediting compliance and represents the hospital in relationships with local, state and federal governing agencies.
Works collaboratively with political, professional, and administrative bodies to ensure the hospital is proactive in its strategies, operations, and financials.
Qualified candidates must have:
A minimum of three years of executive health care leadership experience. CEO experience preferred.
A minimum of five years of progressive experience in the health care field.
Bachelor’s degree in business or health care administration or related field.
Master’s degree in hospital administration (MHA), business administration (MBA) or other related field preferred.
Knowledge of and experience in an acute care, critical access hospital, rural health clinic, and/or Federally Qualified Health Center preferred.
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About Kearny County Hospital
Kearny County Hospital (KCH) provides inpatient and outpatient hospital care, emergency medical treatment, and primary care. KCH is a county tax supported, nonprofit, critical access, acute care hospital with 25 beds. Nationally recognized for its care through mission-minded, full spectrum family providers, KCH is located in southwest Kansas in a frontier county with a population of 3,917. Kearny County is one of two counties comprising a micropolitan area with rich human and cultural diversity and a combined population of over 41,000. The Family Health Clinics in Lakin and Deerfield communities provide health care services for over 10,000 patients. In addition, the organization includes High Plains Retirement Village (HPRV) providing a nursing facility, independent and assisted housing, and long-term care services. HPRV includes a dementia facility. KCH has been highlighted in Politico, CBS Sunday Morning News and in remarks made by Administrator Seema Verma at the National Rural Health Association Annual Conference that included its innovative maternal health services. The facility has seven full-spectrum family physicians, a board-certified ENT, seven mid-levels, two CRNAs, and ...several specialty service lines.
KCH includes two community health centers, ENT clinic, women’s health clinic, a 25-bed acute care, critical-access hospital, assisted living, long-term care, and a dementia neighborhood. The organization employs about 280 people, the largest employer in the county.