WittKieffer has been retained by Nicklaus Children's Health System in Coral Gables, FL to lead the recruitment of the system's next Chief Operating Officer (COO). This executive will serve in a dual capacity of leading the operations of the health system while also serving as the President of the flagship, Nicklaus Children's Hospital.
Nicklaus Children's Health System is South Florida's only healthcare system exclusively for children. The system is comprised of the 309 bed flagship institution, Nicklaus Children's Hospital as well as a network of outpatient centers, Nicklaus Children's Hospital Foundation, Pediatric Specialists of America Inc., a management services organization, an ambulatory surgery center, and an e-commerce line of children's wellness and safety products. With net patient revenue approaching $1 billion, the system includes 800 attending physicians and more than 475 pediatric subspecialists. Nicklaus Children's has received many accolades over the years, have been designated a Magnet facility for nursing excellence and most recently ranked in seven pediatric subspecialty programs by U.S. News & World Report.
Reporting directly to the President and Chief Executive Officer of Nicklaus Children's Health System, the next COO will serve as both the face of the hospital and the operational leader for the health system. The COO will work in a dyad model to oversee system operations and will be accountable for overall performance. The COO will be charged with enhancing operational efficiency, implementing strategic initiatives, and growing pediatric volume and ambulatory services across South Florida.
We seek an engaging, authentic leader with a minimum of seven years of progressive healthcare operations experience. The ideal candidate will have experience in service line growth, operational excellence, and improving overall engagement. The COO must have a strong track record of partnering with physicians and be comfortable working in a matrixed health system environment.
Interested parties should direct all resumes, nominations, and inquiries to Michael Raddatz through the office of Keshia Harris preferably via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or 678.302.1555