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Specialist - Performance Improvement

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Specialist-Perf Improvement - Operations Improvement 001 - Full-Time,Day - 40 Hours Weekly - Ascension Borgess Hospital - Kalamazoo,MI

Why Join Ascension?

In Michigan, Ascension operates 16 hospitals and hundreds of related healthcare facilities that together employ over 20,000 associates. Across the state, Ascension Michigan is working together to help bring patients more resources and better care. Ascension Michigan is also committed to its community; it provided over $272 million in community benefit and care of persons living in poverty in FY2018. Ascension Michigan is dedicated to spiritually centered, holistic care which sustains and improves the health of individuals and communities.

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.

What You Will Do

As an Associate with Ascension Michigan, you will have the opportunity to facilitate with the development and definition of ideas that will improve the organization.


  • Evaluates departments and services in an effort to define best practices and encourage positive and progressive change. Remains current on healthcare trends and advances.
  • Defines financial, operational, and clinical data necessary for evaluating change initiatives. Identifies steps, tools, and training necessary to implement a process or structural change.
  • Oversees functioning of assigned projects/project teams and for collaborating with executive leadership to access necessary resources. Manages resources, process and quality assurance of projects within scope of responsibility.
  • Develops and updates the ongoing management plan. Monitors and ensures that detailed project plans, reporting mechanisms, issue resolution processes, and communications are timely and meet quality guidelines.

What You Will Need


  • Preferred Credential(s):
    • Certification specializing in Lean Healthcare Mgmt.. 
    • Project Mgmt Professional. 
    • Registered Nurse credentialed from the Michigan Board of Nursing. 


High school diploma/GED with 2 years of experience, or Associate's degree, or Bachelor's degree required


Work Experience:

  • 3 years of experience preferred evaluating financial, operational, and clinical data analysis to determine change initiatives.
  • Experience operating in a project managment role implementing organizational improvement strategies preferred.  Previous experience in a healthcare setting.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Borgess Health is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to the nondiscrimination in employment on the basis of race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin, handicap, disability, veteran or marital status.

Please note that Ascension will make an offer of employment only to individuals who have applied for a position using our official application. Be on alert for possible fraudulent offers of employment. Ascension will not solicit money or banking information from applicants.

Job ID: 384269
Category: Business Administration
Ministry: Ascension Borgess, MI
Location: Kalamazoo, MI

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