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Vice President, Long Term Care

Bethesda Health Group

  • Location: St. Louis, MO

Grant Cooper, an executive search firm, is seeking an experienced leader to serve as the Vice President of Long Term Care at Bethesda Health Group.The Bethesda Health Group is an independent, multi-site, non-denominational health services provider headquartered in St. Louis, MO. Bethesda’s offerings include retirement communities, skilled nursing home communities, assisted living communities, and home and community-based programs. Bethesda is committed to providing a complete array of options for independent senior living and senior care in St. Louis, placing equal focus on quality and value. Bethesda is a not-for-profit corporation with a significant endowment, assets of more than $225 million, revenues of $90 million, and 1,400 employees.

Position Overview

Reporting to the President/CEO, the Vice President of Long Term Care will oversee a direct and indirect staff of more than 800 employees assigned to several locations around the region. Working closely with the CEO as a member of the Management Committee and Senior Management Team, this leader will actively participate in sound management of the organization and the achievement of expenditure and revenue targets while developing and promoting the company’s vision, values, and strategic objectives.

This is a newly defined position, and the selected candidate will monitor and direct all aspects of the long-term care facilities for purposes of achieving quality outcomes and maintaining professional and efficiently managed operations. Accountability includes upholding the company’s Mission, Vision and Values, and oversight of all essential operations within the Long Term Care division of the company. The selected candidate will be tasked with building the team and empowering managers through effective communication with leadership, standardization of systems and processes and innovation and contribution toward the growth of the enterprise and the talent within the organization.


  • BS/BA degree is required; MBA, MHA, or related master’s degree is preferred.
  • Ten or more years’ leadership experience in a multi-facility environment, ideally in a multi-site senior care or health care organization. The combination of a clinical background (nursing or related) and related business experience is highly desired.
  • Demonstrated business and financial acumen with a drive for results and experience improving operational performance.
  • Proven innovative and strategic thinking abilities with past success in leading, setting and achieving goals to support the mission, vision, and values of the organization.
  • Strong understanding of healthcare reform and its impact on multi-site LTC/SL organizations.
  • Polished communication skills and executive presence with the ability to build effective internal and external relationships and teams.
  • Passion for caring for the elderly, with humility, integrity and a positive approach to work each day.