Aurora West Allis Medical Center, Advocate Aurora Health

Position: President

Location: West Allis, WI


Advocate Aurora Health develops detailed, initiative-specific annual growth plans that are prepared through collaborative work between business development, operations, medical group, and finance leaders for each of the system's patient service areas. The plans are written according to clinical area of emphasis and can be further subdivided by individual business units, including hospitals. Cross-functional teams and individual leaders are held accountable for driving initiative actions that are measured by volume, revenue, and unique-patients-served metrics. While written with one-year metrics of performance, multi-year foundational initiatives are developed to ensure a pipeline of growth activity. Hospital presidents actively participate in the identification and execution of AAH's growth plans.

Job Description:

Reporting to the president of the Greater Milwaukee Patient Service Area of Advocate Aurora Health, the president of Aurora West Allis Medical Center will provide strategic direction and leadership for medical center operations while ensuring high-quality care, sound fiscal operations, and compliance. He or she will ensure that services and the overall patient experience are delivered in a manner consistent with Advocate Aurora Health's service, financial, and operational initiatives.

Serving on Advocate Aurora Health's senior leadership team, the president will work collaboratively with peer hospital presidents and system leaders to share best practices, help design and execute system strategy, and implement plans to optimize system performance, even if these may sub-optimize the operating unit. In addition to being the lead executive at Aurora West Allis Medical Center, the president will have the opportunity to serve on system boards, committees, and task forces. Ultimately, the president is an Advocate Aurora Health executive leader charged with ensuring system optimization as well as market and site achievement of business and growth goals as part of the region and system.

The president is expected to fully embrace Advocate Aurora Health's purpose and core values, and help lead Advocate Aurora Health to realizing its vision of having the best health outcomes and best service in Metropolitan Milwaukee. He or she will accomplish goals in each of the following strategic areas:

  • Safety and Health Outcomes
  • Patient Experience • Operating Performance
  • Growth
  • Culture and Enabling Capabilities (including Team Member Engagement and Diversity and Inclusion)

Search Team:

Steven M. Derks

Jennifer L. Deniz

Mike Quick

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