Cook County Health

Position: Chief Quality Officer

Location: Chicago, Illinois


Cook County Health (formerly the Cook County Health and Hospitals Systems) oversees a comprehensive, integrated system of health care throughout Chicago and suburban Cook County. CCH is made up of two hospitals, a growing ambulatory and community health network, a public health department, a correctional healthcare facility (Cermack), and an outpatient infectious disease center (CORE Center); each of these system institutions is led by a chief operating officer, who has responsibility for day-to-day operations. CCH also partners with hospitals, healthcare centers, and community organizations to maximize services and increase patient convenience in city and suburban neighborhoods.

Job Description:

Reporting to the system CEO, the chief quality officer is responsible for directing all quality management, performance improvement, and patient safety activities – including accreditation standards, regulatory requirements, and organizational performance improvement – and has a collaborative working relationship with the clinical leadership throughout CCH. Qualified candidates for this role will hold an M.D. or D.O. and have experience as the key leadership executive over the quality improvement program at a hospital or health system of similar size to Cook County Health. Applicants will have 10 years' experience of progressively more responsible healthcare leadership positions managing Quality Improvement Initiatives; experience in an academic or large teaching facility which incorporates hospital and ambulatory sites; has knowledge of federal, state and local requirements; has managed processes towards achieving quality awards such as Magnet and Baldridge and is a Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ) or Health Care Quality Management (HCQM.)

Search Team:

William (Bill) Foley
Of Counsel

Joe Johnston

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