HCA, Hospital Corporation of America Chief Medical Officer (CMO) - Methodist Children's Hospital in San Antonio, Texas

Methodist Children’s Hospital

San Antonio, TX 78212


Size of Hospital: 150-beds

Hospital Overview:

  • Methodist Children’s Hospital, a campus of Methodist Hospital, opened in 1998 as the only hospital in San Antonio and South Texas designed and built especially for children. Colorful images and artwork enhance the walls to create a welcoming, child‑focused environment with play rooms on every floor. The emergency department completed a major expansion of its emergency services in 2009 and now features 32 individual treatment rooms, a new waiting room and main entrance to a new beautifully designed lobby. The Methodist Children’s Hospital offers valet parking, a 24-hour pediatric emergency room, pediatric and newborn intensive care units, pediatric operating suites and special outpatient clinics for children with complex illnesses.
  • Methodist Children’s Hospital is among the nation’s largest providers of blood and marrow stem cell and cord blood transplants for children, having performed over 500 transplants since the program’s inception. The program brings hope to children with leukemia, sickle cell anemia and immunodeficiency syndromes such as SCIDS (severe compromised immune deficiency syndrome). In addition, Methodist Children’s Hospital has a complete unit devoted to hematology, oncology and blood and marrow stem cell transplants.
  • The Methodist Children’s Heart Institute features a multidisciplinary team of experienced board-certified pediatric cardiologists dedicated to complex congenital cardiac and thoracic diseases, from prenatal diagnosis through adulthood. With six cardiac catheterization suites, the Methodist Children’s Heart Institute is one of the only hospitals in South Texas providing interventional and diagnostic procedures including PDA coils, balloon septostomies, balloon dilatations and ASD device closures. Cardiothoracic specialty areas include neonatal and infant heart surgery, single ventricle and hypoplastic left heart syndrome, arrhythmia surgery, beating heart surgery, cardiac failure and mechanical support.
  • Methodist Children’s Hospital is the only hospital in the region providing Melody Transcatheter Pulmonary Valve Surgery. This procedure provides an effective alternative to open heart surgery. Children whose condition may require multiple heart surgeries benefit from this less invasive procedure in which the physician enters the heart through a vein in the leg. With the Melody procedure, there is less blood loss, no additional development of scar tissue and a much faster recovery. Open heart surgery typically takes two months for a full recovery; the Melody procedure requires only two days.

_ _ _Position Summary:_ _ _ The FacilityAssociate Chief Medical Officer leads clinical and quality initiatives that support the provision of consistent clinical performance and practice standards across the hospital; facilitates the analysis of quality performance and prioritization improvement opportunities; provides senior level leadership to the infection control, risk management, safety, and medical staff credentialing functions ensuring the collaboration and coordination of all stakeholders in these processes; and consults on an array of issues involving physicians.

_ _ _Major Responsibilities:_

  • Promotes Physician Alignment between HCA-Affiliated Physicians and HCA Hospital and Corporate Leadership by:
  • Leading clinical performance expectations that support the goals of consistent clinical performance and practice standards across the facility to ensure superior clinical outcomes and unparalleled patient experience.
  • Working with Hospital Chief Medical Officers, Chief Executive Officers, Medical Staffs, and Boards of Directors, to improve the functionality and effectiveness of the hospital medical staff organization
  • Partnering and collaborating with medical staffs and hospital management teams, facilitating teamwork and shared goals. Representing medical staff viewpoints to management and relaying management viewpoints to medical staff by establishing and maintaining mutually beneficial relationships between HCA leadership and community and/or employed physicians.
  • Provides clinical support and consultation regarding cost effective clinical resource management in the facilities by sharing of reports and recommendations regarding how to reduce the variable cost per case while maintaining and enhancing clinical effectiveness.
  • Creating an environment of quality and cost improvement that is data driven and develops systems to review utilization of resources and objectively measure outcomes of care in the inpatient and outpatient settings.
  • Serving as a direct liaison between HCA affiliated physicians and facility, and corporate clinical services functions.
  • Establishing and maintaining an ongoing program to orient and develop management expertise for Hospital Chiefs of Staff, Medical Executive Committees, and other medical staff leaders by providing oversight and leadership for all medical education programs.
  • Leading educational sessions and providing ongoing in service to facility medical staff regarding clinical resource management, appropriate documents standards, utilization and quality issues, and quality improvement activities in collaboration with the chief of staff or other clinical leadership in the facility.
  • Assembling regional physician advisory panels to provide ongoing feedback to HCA senior management and serves as a liaison between these committees and facility, and corporate leadership as well as to the affiliated physicians.
  • Serving as spokesperson to HCA hospitals and affiliated physicians to explain and obtain buy in for, corporate, group, and facility, sponsored clinical initiatives.
  • Collaborating on a day to day basis with other facility and corporate Chief Medical Officers.
  • Educating physicians on HCA clinical technologies.
  • Collaborating with HPG and Supply Chain on formulary and supply opportunities. cmoleadership

    _Education & Experience:_

  • Doctor of Medicine (MD) or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO), Required
  • Master's degree in business or related field, Preferred
  • 10 years of experience in clinical practice, Preferred
  • Experience as a Medical Director (or equivalent) in a large, complex hospital or regional health system, Required
  • Additional education and coursework in management and business, Preferred _Licenses, Certifications, & Training:_
  • Board Certified Physician, Required
  • State medical board licensed, Required

Job: *Executive

Title: Chief Medical Officer (CMO) - Methodist Children's Hospital

Location: Texas-San Antonio-Methodist Childrens Hospital

Requisition ID: 10202-25164