Chief Medical Officer of Acute Care Opportunity

Trinity Health
Albany, New York
Closing date
Jul 20, 2024

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General Practice
Full Time
Position Type

St. Peter's Health Partners (SPHP), a leading integrated regional health system, is seeking a dynamic physician executive to join the organization as CMO of Acute Care based in Albany, New York.

In this key role, the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) of Acute Care will provide medical leadership for SPHP’s large, market leading multispecialty medical group, and serve as a key member of the senior leadership team. St. Peter’s Health Partners has an annual operating budget of $1.8 billion.

The Acute Care CMO is the senior physician leader for St. Peter’s Health Partners Acute Care Division. He or she partners closely with the SPHP Acute Care Senior Vice President (SVP) and SPHP executives in the implementation of SPHP’s overall provider strategy. The CMO will serve as the physician leader on the acute care senior leadership team, a key driver in SPHP’s transition into a regional, fully integrated healthcare system nationally recognized for superior patient outcomes, access to care, and operational efficiency.

The Acute Care CMO will be a highly visible executive who will work closely with the Acute Care SVP, Chief Clinical Officer, other members of the senior leadership team, department chairs, division chiefs and physician leaders to develop and reinforce an organizational culture which encourages a high level of engagement from providers to meet clinical and operational milestones centered on quality and financial performance.

Position Summary:

  • Serves as a member of the Acute Care Executive Staff in the overall management of St. Peter’s Health Partners Acute Care Hospitals and all Acute Care subsidiaries. Plans, organizes, develops, and directs all aspects of the management functions and activities for the following areas:
  • Serves as a primary liaison between St. Peter’s Health Partners Administration and the Medical Staff.
  • Maintains a close working relationship with Administration, Chief of Staff, Clinical Department Chairs and Section Chiefs, other SPHP CMOs and CNOs.
  • Coordinates the activities and services of the Medical Staff consistent with the goals, objectives, and mission of Trinity Health, St. Peter’s Health Partners, and the Medical Staff Bylaws.
  • Responsibilities in the acute care clinical departments include oversight of the medical direction, quality and progression of care, resource stewardship, patient and provider satisfaction and enhancement of physician leadership.

Responsibilities include medical leadership; quality, safety, and clinical operations; strategy and development; medical staff affairs; financial management; and other duties and responsibilities as requested/assigned.

The ideal candidate will be a dynamic, confident, and engaging physician leader. He/she will demonstrate strong advocacy for provider-led integrated primary and specialty care. The ideal candidate will have critical care experience. The ideal candidate possesses strong strategic and critical-thinking skills, as well as an ability to effectively prioritize and manage resources. In addition, he/she will specifically possess:

  • A medical degree (MD or DO) with Board Certification is required. A post-graduate business degree and/or healthcare degree – MBA, MMM, MHA, or MPH – is a plus.
  • Licensure or eligibility for licensure in the state of New York.
  • Ten or more years of post-graduate experience in clinical practice.
  • Five or more years of experience in a notable medical staff or physician leadership role within a medical group or ambulatory care setting.
  • Strong contemporary knowledge of related laws, state and federal regulations, Joint Commission standards, state licensing, and relevant payor requirements relating to medical practice. Knowledgeable and experienced in leading clinical quality and safety performance improvement initiatives. Demonstrate a track record of improving quality and safety in a hospital or physician group practice setting.
  • Prior experience with advanced clinical information systems, including EMR and CPOE. Understands how to leverage the electronic medical record for quality and safety improvement.
  • Demonstrated ability to leverage clinical, operational, and financial data to motivate and direct improvement at the management and front-line levels.
  • A solid grasp of physician enterprise and hospital finance, supporting the ability to effectively participate in strategic and business planning initiatives, including new program development and clinical services.
  • Knowledge of physician employment contracts and compensation models.
  • Strong presentation and writing skills. Creates succinct written communications and can simplify complex messages


St. Peter’s Health Partners offers a competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits package.


St. Peter’s Health Partners, the region’s largest private-sector employer, with more than 12,500 employees, has more than 125 locations across seven counties. The system has an annual budget of nearly $1.1 billion. St. Peter’s Health Partners was created on October 1, 2011, by the merger of Northeast Health, St. Peter’s Health Care Services, and Seton Health. The merger created the region’s largest and most comprehensive not-for-profit network of high-quality and advanced medical care, primary care, rehabilitation, and senior services.


Albany, New York – located in the heart of New York’s Capital District, is a medium sized area with an approximate population of 98,000, offering all the amenities of a larger urban area in a beautiful, scenic, and affordable setting. A stable economic setting, Albany has a strong and expanding presence in healthcare, higher education and enjoys the unique position as Capital of the Empire State.


Trinity Health is one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic health care delivery systems in the nation. We serve people and communities in 22 states from coast to coast with more than 90 hospitals and 100 continuing care facilities – including home care, hospice, PACE and senior living facilities and programs that provide nearly two and a half million visits annually. Trinity Health employs more than 133,000 colleagues, including 7,800 employed physicians and clinicians.

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