Chief Medical Officer

Aventura, Florida
Jul 25, 2019
Jul 24, 2020
General Practice
Full Time
Position Type

Aventura Hospital and Medical Center

Aventura, FL 33180
Size of Hospital: 407-beds

Hospital Overview: 

Since its inception in 1965 as Golden Isle Hospital in Hallandale Beach, Aventura Hospital and Medical Center has continually made capital improvements and acquired the best health care talent and state-of-the-art technologies to meet the growing and expressed needs of our surrounding communities. In 2016, HCA East Florida launched a major capital investment initiative totaling $650 million. Aventura Hospital and Medical Center received $75.6 million to expand the Emergency Department by 15,000 square feet, adding 22 new exam rooms for a total of 48 treatment areas. Also included in the project is the construction of a new patient tower and parking garage providing 60 private rooms and 513 additional parking spaces on campus.

These investments and other program development opportunities achieved over the past several years have provided the necessary infrastructure, workforce diversification and talent to meet the needs of the communities we serve including but not limited to Aventura, Hallandale, Hollywood, Dania, North Miami Beach, Sunny Isles Beach, Bal Harbour, Surfside, South Beach and The Miami Design District. In 2016 alone Aventura Hospital and Medical Center treated 120,157 patients across all medical specialties, provided 68,756 emergency room visits and 23,278 hospital admissions.

Aventura Hospital and Medical Center, a Level II Trauma Center has been proudly providing a needed access point for trauma care services with our Local EMS partners serving Northern Miami-Dade County since May 1, 2015. The Hospital is also part of Florida’s first Statewide network of trauma centers, developed as an affiliation between the University of South Florida and Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) to improve access and outcomes of injured patients throughout the State. The Hospital has also developed an extensive multi-specialty focused Graduate Medical Education (GME) program in order to ensure the supply of physicians needed for our growing region. Both of these examples of clinical programmatic development represent, amongst many other initiatives, the Hospital’s commitment to ensuring that the community receives best-in-class medical care.

Hospital Services:

  • ~66,550 ED visits per year
  • 3 ACGME accredited programs: Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine and Transitional Year. Aventura is an integrated site for Anesthesiology and General Surgery, while also having an Podiatric and Surgery residency accredited by the CPME.
  • Fully accredited Chest Pain Center
  • Orthopedic and Spine Institute
  • 10 state-of-the-art Operating rooms
  • Mazor Robitics
  • Meditech EMR

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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