Vice President Operations, Womens & Childrens Services

Christiana Care
Aug 14, 2017
Aug 15, 2017
Job Type
Full Time
Christiana Care Health System, headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware is searching for a transformational healthcare leader for the position of Vice President Women and Children Operations. This leader will collaborate with physician, nursing and operations leaders to advance the strategic aims and vision of the Women and Children Service Line and develop initiatives to support clinical transformation and promote value based care. This Vice President will also lead strategic planning and new program development for the service line, including developing strategic partnerships with external health systems and other emerging partnerships.

Christiana Care is a regional leader in Women and Children services ranked 32nd in Births in the U.S. and 15th in Births for the East coast. We deliver approximately 6,000 babies annually and our services include a Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit that offers the highest level of non-surgical care to the most critically ill newborns in Delaware. In addition to our acute care services we see patients in seven ambulatory practices in Delaware and Pennsylvania. A not-for-profit teaching hospital affiliated with Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University, Christiana Care offers an OBGYN residency and Neonatal/Perinatal fellowship.

What makes this opportunity particularly exciting is that construction is underway for a 400,000 square foot, eight story Women and Children building located on the Christiana campus. This building was developed in collaboration with patients and their families, community partners and staff and will better integrate services for mothers and babies and continue to provide an exceptional birth experience for families in Delaware and the region. The anticipated opening date is 2020.
Qualified candidates must have a minimum of ten years healthcare operations management experience, preferably within an acute care environment. This leader must have a Master's degree, MBA or MPH preferred, and possess extensive experience using quality improvement methodologies; preferably with the Lean Six Sigma methodology. Ideally we're seeking candidates who have experience leading healthcare construction projects and who possess strong leadership, financial, program development and physician relations skills.

Christiana Care Health System is one of the country's largest health care systems, ranking as the 21st leading hospital in the nation and 10th on the East Coast in terms of admissions. The health system includes two teaching hospitals with 1,100 beds and more than 11,100 staff members including 289 residents and fellows. Christiana Care is recognized as a regional center for excellence in cardiology, cancer and women's health services. Christiana Care is home to Delaware's only Level I trauma center. Christiana Care has an extensive network of primary care and specialty outpatient practices, as well as home health care, preventive medicine and rehabilitation services.

Christiana Care is located in northern Delaware, approximately 40 miles south of Philadelphia. With close proximity to major cities (Philadelphia, Washington DC and New York City), beautiful beach resorts in DE and NJ and tax-free shopping, Delaware is a great place to live. You can enjoy wonderful local cultural offerings including multiple theaters, a symphony, museums and outdoor festivals and music events. Nearby Philadelphia is the home to several professional and college sports teams, excellent restaurants and exciting entertainment events. For sports enthusiasts, Delaware and surrounding areas offer many state and community parks that make for great hiking, jogging, cycling and kayaking.

Christiana Hospital, Newark, Delaware. This 1,007-bed, 1.3-million-square-foot modern facility provides a level of care only available in large-scale teaching hospitals. Christiana Hospital includes Delaware's only Level-I Trauma center (as verified by the American College of Surgeons), which is prepared to handle the most extreme medical emergencies. In fact, it is the only Level-I Trauma center on the East Coast corridor between Baltimore and Philadelphia. Christiana Hospital has also been nationally recognized in U.S. News and World Report's Best Regional Hospitals rankings as #1 in Delaware and #3 in the Philadelphia metro area, plus High Performing in 9 Adult Procedures/Conditions. Academic medical center, Baltimore area, Best regional hospital, Community-based medicine, Community health, Clinician, Delaware hospital, Delaware's largest health system, Electronic medical records, Epic EMRs, Everest Award-winner, In-patient, Level I Trauma Center, Magnet ?? designation, Nationally recognized, Outpatient, Philadelphia area, Provider, Surgery center, Teaching hospital, Wellness, Wilmington, Newark, U.S. New & World Report ranking, Expert, Serve, Care, Healthcare, Respectful, Dover, Bear, Middletown, Rehoboth Beach, Bethany Beach, Delmarva Peninsula, New Castle, Elkton, Maryland, Glasgow, Hockessin, Brookside, Smyrna, Pike Creek Valley, Milford, Claymont, Pike Creek, Wilmington Manor, North Star, Seaford, Southeastern Pennsylvania, Southern New Jersey, Vineland, Millville, West Chester, Kennett Square, Swedesboro, Carneys Point, Woodstown, Salem, Elmer, Deptford Township, Washington Township, Pitman, Glassboro, Franklin