Chief Medical Officer (CMO)

Gainesville, Florida
Apr 17, 2019
Apr 16, 2020
General Practice
Full Time
Position Type

North Florida Regional Medical Center

Gainesville, FL 32605

Size of Hospital: ~432 beds

Hospital Overview:

Quality healthcare is important to each and every patient. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality defines quality healthcare as “doing the right thing at the right time in the right way to achieve the best results possible.” At North Florida Regional Healthcare, our expert providers work together at North Florida Regional Medical Center and all the other facilities in our organization to deliver those results. We are recognized for our commitment to quality by some of the most respected organizations in healthcare.

  • We demonstrate excellence with accreditation by The Joint Commission, American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer, American Society for Bariatric Surgery, American Academy of Sleep Medicine and American Diabetes Association.
  • North Florida Regional Medical Center exceeds benchmarks set by Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for the treatment of heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical infection prevention. View our results at
  • We are recognized by HealthGrades, the nation’s leading independent healthcare ratings company, for the highest rated care in general surgery and for maternity care. More on those ratings is available at
  • North Florida Regional Medical Center is recognized by the American Stroke Association’s Get with the Guidelines quality improvement program for consistently adhering to strict procedures for the treatment of stroke. We have reached the organization’s Gold Achievement Level recognition for our stroke program.
  • The Institute for Safe Medication Practices presented its Cheers Award to North Florida Regional Medical Center for a superlative standard of excellence in the prevention of medication errors.
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield has designated North Florida Regional Medical Center a Blue Distinction® Center for Spine Surgery, as well as Knee and Hip Replacement and Bariatric Surgery. These designations are based on rigorous, evidence-based selection criteria in collaboration with expert physicians and medical organizations and based on their recommendations.
  • We participate in national databases of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons and the American College of Cardiology Foundation. By committing to collecting outcomes data for submission to these databases, surgeons are committing to improving the quality of care their patients receive.

Position Summary:

The Facility 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.

 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 CMO (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

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