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President, Sacred Heart Hospital Emerald Coast

We Are Hiring

President - MWF Florida - Full-Time,Day - FLPEN SacredHrt 7800 US98 - Miramar Beach,FL

Why Join Ascension?

Ascension is a faith-based healthcare organization dedicated to transformation through innovation across the continuum of care. As one of the leading non-profit and Catholic health systems in the U.S., Ascension is committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, especially to those most in need. In FY2018, Ascension provided nearly $2 billion in care of persons living in poverty and other community benefit programs.

Ascension includes approximately 156,000 associates and 34,000 aligned providers. The national health system operates more than 2,600 sites of care – including 151 hospitals and more than 50 senior living facilities – in 21 states and the District of Columbia, while providing a variety of services including physician practice management, venture capital investing, investment management, biomedical engineering, facilities management, clinical care management, information services, risk management, and contracting through Ascension’s own group purchasing organization.

Sacred Heart Health System is Northwest Florida’s leading provider of high quality healthcare for adults and children. Our system opened its first hospital in 1915, and has been providing compassionate and personalized care to all for over 100 years.  Our focus is to provide spiritually centered, holistic care that sustains and improves the health of individuals and the communities we serve. We employ over 4,000 people, and are a member of the nation’s largest non-profit healthcare system, Ascension.

Sacred Heart is made up of 3 hospitals, including our main hospital in Pensacola that has 566 beds and is the region’s only facility focused on the care of kids - the Studer Family Children's Hospital at Sacred Heart. Besides our amazing location in beautiful Florida, below are some of the things we are most proud of:

  • The region’s leading Stroke Center
  • Our affiliation with MD Anderson Cancer Network, which allows us to provide the highest standards of cancer care for our patients.
  • Three Centers of Excellence in Women’s Services, Joint Replacement, and Weight Loss Surgery.
  • Sacred Heart was the recipient of the Truven Health 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals for the excellence we provide in heart care.
  • A designated pediatric emergency department
  • The region’s largest network of primary care physician

Our hospital on the Emerald coast near Destin has 58 beds and is rated among the top hospitals in the United States for patient satisfaction. We also have a smaller hospital in Port St. Joe that has 19 beds and  provides emergency services, surgical and inpatient services to the surrounding area.



What You Will Do

As President of Sacred Heart Hospital Emerald Coast, you will formulate and oversee the organization's planning, policies and practices in collaboration with executive leadership team.  The Hospital President will lead the Hospital’s senior management team in planning, directing and coordinating operations to achieve the health ministry's mission, strategic directives and goals.


  • Participates in development of the organization's vision, policies and short- and long-term objectives
  • Develops, implements and monitors operating budgets for areas of responsibility
  • Maintains knowledge of industry trends and recommends cost effective and efficient solutions
  • Serves as liaison between Board of Directors, executive leadership, management, stakeholders, financial institutions, and regulatory agencies
  • Provides leadership to management team that enlists active participation/support and creates ownership of short- and long-term objectives necessary to achieve revenue/budget goals
  • Collaborates with senior management to develop and implement policies and practices to deliver the optimal level of service to the community and ensures that services are consistent with the mission, vision, values and directives of the organization
  • Creates a culture and environment that attracts, motivates, develops and retains qualified associates and physicians
  • Provides leadership for performance improvement and quality initiatives to achieve high quality of care and patient safety goals. Ensures that the organization meets regulatory and compliance requirements
  • Builds and maintains collaborative relationships with medical staff and integrates physician perspective in strategic and operational decision-making
  • Collaborates and partners with key leaders across business units to optimize the delivery of care to patients, families, physicians and the community


What You Will Need


  • Bachelor's in Public Health, Health Administration, Business Administration, Medical Management or related field required.
  • Master's Degree in Public Health, Health Administration, Business Administration, Medical Management or related field preferred.

Work Experience:

  • 10 years of progressive, senior level leadership with operations or strategic planning experience in a highly complex, multi-site healthcare organization within the context of a larger system.
  • 15 years of experience preferred.


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Job ID: 365665
Category: Business Administration
Facility: MOSTL Ascension System Office
Ministry: Ascension
Location: Miramar Beach, FL

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