St. Mary’s Healthcare

Position: Chief Executive Officer

Location: Amsterdam, New York


The history of St. Mary's Healthcare dates back to 1900, when a pastor of St. Mary's Parish recognized the need for a hospital to serve the growing industrial city of Amsterdam, New York. Founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet in 1903, St. Mary's continues to be dedicated to improving the health of the community, with special attention to the poor and underserved. The organization currently provides an average of $16 million in charitable care annually.

Since the early 1990s, St. Mary's has witnessed a rapid evolution through mergers and the construction and renovation of facilities; it was a member of the Ascension health system from 2002-2020, at which time it regained independent status. Today, St. Mary's encompasses a continuum of services designed to fulfill the total healthcare needs of the community, while being the lowest-cost provider. In addition to its 143-bed hospital, 160-bed nursing home, and 10-bed acute rehabilitation unit, St. Mary's provides accessible health care through seven offsite primary care centers and behavioral health service locations throughout two counties. Served by 1,600 clinical staff and employees, St. Mary's logs an average of 425,000 patient visits each year, with more than 290,000 outpatient visits. Core services include the Tesiero Cancer Center, the most comprehensive, state-of-the-art cancer treatment center in the area; primary care; behavioral health; women's health; surgery, with a special focus on minimally invasive robotic surgery; and urgent care. Net patient revenue is currently $164 million, with a payer mix that is 36% Medicare, 27% Medicaid, 8% self-pay, and 29% commercial or managed care.

Job Description:

We are coordinating an executive search for a Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of St. Mary's Healthcare in Amsterdam, New York. Reporting to the board of trustees, the CEO of St. Mary's Healthcare provides leadership and oversight to all entities of the health system, with the distinct privilege and professional challenge of partnering with the board, physicians, clinicians, and community stakeholders to steward St. Mary's mission. The CEO is the lead executive staff person responsible for executing the board-approved strategic plan and annual goals and objectives, as well as for ensuring strong financial controls and oversight, and high-quality operations and services. The CEO will demonstrate in-depth knowledge of all aspects of operations, including quality and process improvement, physician relations, and financial performance.

Search Team:

Roger A. Quick
Founder and Chairman

Mike Quick
Managing Partner

Shay Owens

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