President and Chief Executive Officer, HSHS St. John’s Hospital

Hospital Sisters Health System

  • Location: Springfield, IL

Hospital Sisters Health SystemHospital Sisters Health System is seeking a President and CEO to lead the system's flagship facility, St. John's Hospital. Apply within. (HSHS) is a multi-institutional health care system that cares for patients in 14 communities in Illinois and Wisconsin. With 15 hospitals, scores of community-based health centers and clinics, nearly 2,300 physician partners, and more than 15,000 colleagues, HSHS is committed to its mission “to reveal and embody Christ’s healing love for all people through our high-quality Franciscan health care ministry.”

Licensed for 439 beds, HSHS St. John’s Hospital is a regional medical center serving the Central and Southern Illinois area. St. John’s is the flagship hospital of Hospital Sisters Health System and has more than 3,000 staff members. It is one of the largest employers in the Springfield area and serves as one of the primary teaching locations for learners at the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. St. John’s is home to the Prairie Heart Institute, St. John’s Children’s Hospital, Women and Infants Center, Neurosciences Center, Women and Children’s Clinic, Cancer Center, orthopedic services and AthletiCare.

Position Overview

The President & CEO of HSHS St. John’s Hospital is a champion for the organization and is responsible for the delivery of the highest quality health care, strategic leadership, and fiscal health within the ministry. This position is tasked with preserving the history of HSHS St. John’s Hospital while ensuring its position to continue to serve as an innovative leader in Illinois’ competitive healthcare market. The President & CEO will serve as a community leader focused on caring for the needs of the Springfield and surrounding communities. Acting as a collaborative leader, the President & CEO will partner with the HSHS St. John’s Hospital Board of Directors, medical staff, and colleagues to deliver superior results for all aspects of quality/safety, strategic leadership, growth, patient/colleague/physician engagement and satisfaction, and fiscal health.

Specific responsibilities include the following:

  • Position HSHS St. John’s Hospital for continued organic growth in market share.
  • Drive sustainable process improvements/efficiencies throughout the hospital.
  • Foster and support innovation in care delivery and organizational behavior that transforms HSHS St. John’s Hospital into a high-performing, patient-centric organization.
  • Boost the level of visibility of HSHS St. John’s Hospital in the Springfield community.
  • Ensure financial and operational success of the organization. Where appropriate, strengthen the business processes and capabilities of the organization’s management team.
  • Monitor operating indicators and ensure the organization has met growth and cost control expectations.
  • Continue to enhance revenues through evaluation of existing programs and services and make recommendations as needed. Work with other members of the senior leadership team to evaluate new services/program development.
  • Develop outstanding working relationships with the HSHS leadership team, HSHS St. John’s Hospital Board of Directors, and medical staff.


Education and Experience

  • Master’s degree in business, Healthcare Administration or a related discipline is required.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in high-level administrative, strategic planning and business development in a healthcare setting required.
  • Fellowship status in American College of Healthcare Executives is strongly preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Is a practicing Catholic in good standing with the Church who will lead the Local Entity (LE) in a manner that reflects the Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services.
  • Effective leadership skills and ability to work well with others.
  • Proven track record of working well within a complex health system to successfully carry out system strategic initiatives and represent the local market.
  • Strong communication skills, specifically with system and market level leaders, as well as across the local team.
  • Excellent presentation, public speaking, analytic and business planning/writing skills.
  • Ability to drive change management and support associated processes.
  • History of success in developing effective working relationships with physicians and other clinicians is essential.
  • Strong and innovative approach to improving quality and patient experience metrics.
  • Experience working closely with health plans to improve clinical quality and reduce medical expense through collaborative efforts highly desirable.