New Hanover Regional Medical Center
Chief Clinical Officer
Position: Chief Medical Officer
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Norwegian American Hospital is a 200-bed acute care facility that has served the residents of the near northwest side of Chicago since 1894, and is now the fourth-leading provider of high-quality, charitable health care among 59 area hospitals. Norwegian American is a community-centered hospital that consistently strives to engage its constituents and monitor their healthcare needs, offering an award-winning mobile pediatric screening and vaccination van that helps thousands of underserved local school children and their families every year, as well as a pediatric dental van and a comprehensive diabetes program; the hospital has also partnered with Hispanic Housing Development Corporation in the construction of a 48-unit apartment complex for low-income veterans, for which hospital staff provide on-site support. Norwegian American is accredited by The Joint Commission, is a member of the Illinois Hospital Association and the Metropolitan Chicago Healthcare Council, and has received HFAP Primary Stroke Certification. The hospital is served by over 1,000 employees and 350 medical staff, and supports residency programs in family medicine and podiatric surgery. Norwegian American is proud to have received the 2015 Patient Safety Excellence Award™; building a data-driven culture of safety has been at the forefront of the hospital's leadership, and the organization has made significant progress on its quest to be a role model for quality and patient safety in community hospitals.
Reporting to the president and chief executive officer of the hospital, the chief medical officer is a strategic partner in enhancing physician alignment strategy, ensuring regular communication with the medical staff and providing oversight and counsel to the Medical Executive Committee and other medical staff elected officials. This individual serves as a physician and patient advocate, actively engaged in contributing clinical expertise to administrative functions as a member of the executive team. The CMO acts as a liaison between administration and the medical staff to build consensus and ensure that the organizational goals and strategic initiatives related to quality, clinical performance and outcomes, patient safety, clinical informatics, patient experience, physician and employee engagement, and process excellence are successfully implemented and maintained. This individual also plays an active role in developing the strategy and direction of the organization, always supporting, promoting, and preserving the mission and values of Norwegian American Hospital.