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Vice President Medical Affairs-SSM Health-St Mary's Hospital-Madison, WI
Leadership | WI-SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital - Madison | Madison, WI | Req #: R19361

The Opportunity

SSM Health is hiring a Vice President of Medical Affairs (VPMA) 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 provide strategic direction on medical related issues ensuring a culture of patient safety. This highly autonomous role is responsible for oversight for standard of care with physicians and the medical community. Alignment with overall system initiatives with heavy emphasis on achieving ideal outcomes.

This position reports directly to the hospital President with indirect reporting relationship to regional CMO leadership. 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 building strong relationships within all areas of the hospital supporting SSM's initiative to remain a modern transformative healthcare delivery system.

  • Located in Madison, WI
  • VPMA of flagship hospital
  • Magnet hospital
  • 6th largest Catholic Integrated Delivery Network in US


  • M.D. or D.O.
  • Current unrestricted or ability to obtain a current unrestricted WI medical license
  • Minimum of ten years clinical practice experience
  • Minimum of five years hospital leadership experience

The Benefits

Comprehensive benefit package exclusively designed for executive leadership such as immediate vacation time, retirement account with match, salary continuation, and company paid life insurance are just a few of the generous extras above and beyond the standard medical, dental, and vision insurance offerings.

The Hospital

SSM St Mary's Hospital in Madison, WI is a 440 bed level III, soon to be level II, 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 fourth 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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Jennifer Nichols
Jennifer Nichols
Provider and Executive Talent Acquisition
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Jennifer Nichols
Jennifer Nichols
Provider and Executive Talent Acquisition

Why SSM Health

At SSM Health, we are driven by a singular Mission: Through our exceptional health care services, we reveal the healing presence of God. It's a higher calling that binds us. Here, we work together, system and providers alike, to heal the body, mind and spirit of our patients. We are united by a shared commitment to serve through faith, humanity, compassionate care and exceptional medicine.

Employment Benefits

  • Health, dental and vision insurance
  • Malpractice insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement savings plan
  • CME stipends and time
  • Adoption reimbursement
  • And more!
Why SSM Health

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

At SSM Health, diversity, equity and inclusion are integral parts of who we are and a reflection of our Mission and values. We believe that workplace diversity is essential to our success. We seek to foster awareness and appreciation of diversity among our patients, employees, physicians, providers, customers and communities.

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by law.

Awards & Recognition

SSM Health continues to expand our heritage of healing. We strive to be system-driven by our Mission and a pursuit of continuous improvement. Through this commitment, we’ve established ourselves as a leading integrated health care system in the Midwest — recognized by prestigious regional and national accrediting bodies with awards for performance excellence, quality, technology, safety and patient experience.

Quality of Life


SSM Health and SSM Health Dean Clinic have care centers in cities and communities throughout beautiful and progressive Wisconsin. Enjoy a quality of life that comes with a location known for its idyllic lakes, wooded acres and rolling farmlands. Wisconsin is a state that has long set a standard for good government and citizenship. Whether you’re planning to make a home amidst the backdrop of the high-tech businesses and acclaimed academic institutions in the progressive small city of Madison or within the rolling hills and fresh waters that lead people to the Wisconsin Dells every summer, you’ll find a friendly, affordable and peaceful quality of life that makes Wisconsin among the best states to live in the country.