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Vice President Hospital Operations-St Mary's Hospital-Madison, WI
Leadership | WI-SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital Madison | Madison, WI | Req #: R5130
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SSM Health is hiring a Vice President of Operations to join our dynamic executive leadership team at St Mary's Hospital in Madison, WI. This highly visible leadership position located at our flagship hospital within our Integrated Delivery Network will be expected to collaborate and provide strategic direction on operational related issues. As the main operational liaison to the President, this role has responsibility for oversight of hospital operations to include perioperative services.

This position reports directly to the hospital President. Comfort navigating within a highly matrixed organization promoting teamwork through positive relationships and effective problem solving skills is a key skillset for this role. SSM is looking for demonstrated experience operationalizing business plans, translating initiatives to action plans, and fostering physician relationships and active participation in physician coordination.

  • Located in Madison, WI
  • Based at flagship hospital
  • 6th largest Catholic Integrated Delivery Network in US
  • Oversight of hospital operations
  • Executive Oversight of Perioperative Services


  • Bachelor's Degree required, Master's Degree preferred


  • Ten years of hospital operations experience with five years in leadership

SSM St Mary's Hospital in Madison, WI is a 440 bed level III trauma facility that serves as the flagship hospital and tertiary referral center for the SSM WI region. SSM St Mary's Hospital has 5-star CMS rating, and was ranked top 100 Hospital by both US News & World Report along with Truven Health Analytics. Recent winner of Press Ganey Guardian of Excellence and Pinnacle of Excellence awards. SSM St Mary's Hospital-Madison was granted Magnet re-designation for the third time representing a commitment to high-quality nursing and is among an elite group of only 30 hospitals in the world to have achieved this distinction.

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