Vice President, Quality, Safety, and Reliability

Greenville Health System

  • Location: Greenville, SC

Grant Cooper is seeking a Vice President of Quality, Safety, and Reliability for Greenville Health System in Greenville, South Carolina.Greenville Health System (GHS) is a private not-for-profit academic health system committed to health care delivery for diverse populations, workforce education and development, and clinical research. With eight campuses, over 1,600 beds, and over 800 employed physicians, GHS provides comprehensive health care for the 10-county Upstate region of South Carolina and beyond, serving as both the “safety net” hospital and the major provider of specialty services in the region. In Fiscal Year 2016, GHS tallied approximately 3.6 million outpatient visits, 267,000 emergency room visits, 53,000 hospital discharges, 33,000 outpatient surgeries, 7,000 obstetric deliveries and 17,000 inpatient surgeries annually across numerous clinical facilities.

GHS is home to one of the nation’s newest medical schools the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville. In realization of the need for interprofessional practice and education, GHS has recently partnered with Clemson University breaking ground on a new school of nursing facility on the GHS campus opening in the fall of 2018. Today, GHS has a robust education and research portfolio, which includes 228 residents and fellows in 15 postgraduate residencies and fellowships, 384 clinical trials, and a variety of translational research initiatives.

Position Overview

The Vice President of Quality, Safety, and Reliability is accountable for the development and implementation of quality, patient safety and clinical process improvement to attain high reliability and the delivery of care. Working in a dyad relationship with GHS’s Chief Medical and Quality Officer, this position provides leadership and oversight for quality, infection control, risk management, clinical documentation integrity and regulatory/accreditation compliance. In conjunction with the Care Coordination Institute, the Vice President of Quality, Safety, and Reliability collaboratively implements care coordination processes across the entire system’s continuum of care. The Vice President of Quality, Safety, and Reliability will work in a matrixed environment with the key staff and leadership of the MyHealth First clinically integrated network assessing, analyzing and implementing population health based quality and care model best practice within the Greenville Health System.


  • Master’s degree in Healthcare, Nursing, Business Administration, or related field.
  • At least five years of experience, and a proven record of accomplishment demonstrated by metrics, in successfully managing quality performance improvement, accreditation, and data analysis in a complex hospital or patient care delivery system.
  • Professional attitude, outstanding leadership and self-direction, good judgment in handling difficult situations and good organizational, time management, interpersonal and conflict resolution skills.
  • Lean and six sigma experience preferred.
  • Experience in an academic setting preferred.