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Swedish Medical Center Executive Director of Digestive Health Institute in Seattle, Washington



As a member

of the Swedish Seattle Leadership Team, the Executive Director, Digestive Health

Institute provides overall administrative leadership for the Swedish Digestive

Health Institute for both outpatient and inpatient care. Working in partnership with the Executive

Medical Director, the Executive Director coordinates all facets of the

Digestive Health Institute network, including Swedish employed and community

based practices/providers. The incumbent helps develop and implement the

Institute Strategic Plan, and coordinates the development of care plans and

care pathways along with enhancing existing Tele-health resources to provide

the greatest value to the health care community. All the while providing

exceptional care to patients. S/he will

also develop access points and processes for both patients and referring

patients alike, for both a comprehensive local and highly specialized Regional

network. Finally, the Executive

Director, will provide administrative data and support. S/he will be responsible

for coordinating all program promotions and communication through a wide

variety of communication mediums.

In this position you will:

  • Model behaviors and actions that are in support of the SHS mission, vision and values, and that fulfills our promise of patients and communities first.

  • Work in a dyad partnership with the Executive Medical Director.

  • With their dyad partner, the Executive Director develops the strategic plan for the program in coordination with SHS administration and in support of the SHS Strategic Plan.

  • Support the Executive Medical Director to ensure that all medical programs under his/her leadership confirm the SHS standards of quality of care and that physicians and advanced practice clinicians ("APCs") adhere to all applicable SHS guidelines.

  • Support the Executive Medical Director in the development of the physician and APC recruitment plan.

  • With their Dyad partner ensure that clinic staff is well informed regarding relevant strategy, direction, current issues and management response to those issues.

  • Share joint accountability with their dyad partner for attainment of financial performance targets.

You will also be responsible for the following functions:

Patient Access

  • Develop a culture and environment that engages patients and their families in addressing their respective needs.

  • Partner with physician leaders to coordinate physician schedules to optimize access.

  • Serve as a Strategic Partner with Primary Care and Ambulatory Leadership to optimize patient access and referral process for respective institute/ service line.

Clinical Quality

  • Champion the development of best-in-class clinical quality and outcomes across the care continuum.

  • Ensure the alignment and execution of the Providence St. Joseph Health Clinical Program Services Quality and Operating Metrics.

  • Service on the Providence St. Joseph Health Clinical Programs Institute Leadership Council.

Patient Satisfaction

  • Provide leadership among all levels of clinicians and staff to provide a patient-and family-centered experience of care.

  • Actively champion initiatives and programs to optimize patient-centered design and patient experience in their institute/service line to achieve best-in-class patient experience.

  • Orchestrate a coordinated care experience of service excellence across the continuum.

Provider Engagement Development and Performance

  • Provide Leadership and oversight to ensure there is clarity to the vision and accountabilities to achieve the goals of the institute and SHS.

  • Partner with Providence St. Joseph Health Provider Services division to develop comprehensive provider recruitment plans.

  • Act as a servant leader to enhance the engagement and retention of providers and caregivers.

  • Serve as a link between the Medical Staff Governance Structure, other Swedish medical directors, departments and administration to facilitate communication, and engage in the development of interdisciplinary treatment teams and approaches.

Financial Performance, Resource Allocation and Program Planning

  • Partner with Swedish Executive Leadership and Executive Medical Director in the creation of the Institute Program Plan in support of the SHS.

Strategic Plan

  • On an annual basis, update objectives and goals with the accountable leader and Executive Medical Director based on previous year

Accomplishments and Organization Needs and Strategies .

  • Successfully implement agreed upon Program goals and initiatives.

  • Continually pursue financial Stewardship to optimize the performance of the Digestive institute.

  • In collaboration with the Executive Medical Director, develops and oversees the Digestive Institute operating and capital budgets.

  • Provide input in the design of staffing models and human resource allocation.


Above all, we are looking for a servant leader whose personal and professional background demonstrates a genuine passion for the mission and core values of PSJH. You have a style that emphasizes openness, collaboration, visibility, and connectivity. A strong, confident, results-oriented, and decisive leader with the capacity to balance the big picture and strategic perspective with a focus on operations and the details of execution. You can articulate how your work improves healthcare delivery in the communities that we serve.



  • A bachelor’s degree in related field is required.

  • Master’s degree in related field preferred.

  • 10 or more years progressive leadership responsibilities with a minimum of five years within HealthCare leadership.

  • Experience in financial business management and strategic development.

  • Experience in hospital management with union contracts.

  • Experience in clinical and non-clinical administration.


Since its founding in 1910, the nonprofit Swedish Health Services has grown into the greater Seattle area’s largest, most comprehensive medical system. It encompasses five hospital campuses – First Hill, Cherry Hill, Ballard, Edmonds, and Issaquah – ambulatory care centers in Redmond and Mill Creek, and a network of more than 180 primary care and specialty clinics throughout the greater Puget Sound area. All Swedish campuses are fully accredited.

The system encompasses 1,512 licensed beds; 13,029 employees; and 4,289 physicians and allied health professionals. In 2016, it logged 11,889 births; 217,957 emergency room visits; 68,926 inpatient admissions; 49,112 surgeries; and 2,480,938 general outpatient visits (unrelated to surgery or emergency room visits).

In independent research by National Research Corporation, Swedish is consistently named the area’s best hospital, with the best doctors, nurses, and care in a variety of specialty areas. Swedish has also created a number of specialty institutes – Women’s/Children, Orthopedic Institute, Digestive Health Network, the Cancer Institute, Heart and Vascular Institute, and the Neuroscience Institute. Swedish’s innovative care has made it a regional referral center for leading-edge procedures such as robotic-assisted surgery and personalized treatments in a variety of areas.

Swedish has continually been at the forefront of patient safety and care quality, and is committed to a culture that values these above all else. Its mission is to improve the health and wellbeing of each person served, and its vision is to demonstrate the highest-quality, best-value health care. In living out this mission and vision, Swedish’s associates are dedicated to the values of safety; patient-centered care; respect, caring, and compassion; teamwork and partnership; continuous learning and improvement; and leadership.

Swedish takes seriously its responsibility to provide access to the services, expertise, and facilities needed by its communities. As a charitable, nonprofit, 501(c) 3 health care provider, Swedish invests its resources in programs and services that improve the health of the community and region, from building partnerships with community clinics that serve the underprivileged to providing free and low-cost health-education classes to the public. From newly arrived immigrants and at-risk teenagers to low-income seniors and families, Swedish reaches out to those who might not otherwise get the health care services they need. Through programs and donations, health education, free and discounted care, medical research and more, Swedish provided more than $247 million in community benefit in 2016, an increase of more than 40% from 2015. Swedish is also a pioneer in contributing to dialogue around health care reform, providing access to information for the community and the industry about everything from economic challenges to how to handle changing care needs; the system hosts symposiums on health care issues and connects thought leaders with evolving information.

In addition, Swedish is committed to ongoing medical research. At any given time, there are as many as 700 clinical trials (federal and commercial) being conducted by Swedish-affiliated physicians, making Swedish one of the nation’s leading clinical trial sites.

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits — see our website for details


Our Mission

Our nonprofit Mission is to improve the health and wellbeing of each person we serve. Our Vision is to demonstrate the highest-quality, best-value healthcare to all we serve.

About Us

Swedish is the largest nonprofit health care provider in the greater Seattle area. It is comprised of five hospital campuses (First Hill, Cherry Hill, Ballard, Edmonds and Issaquah); ambulatory care centers in Redmond and Mill Creek; and Swedish Medical Group a network of more than 118 primary care and specialty locations throughout the Puget Sound. Swedish employs more than 13,300 employees and 3,100 physicians and allied health professionals. Whether through physician clinics, education, research and innovation or other outreach, we’re committed to caring for the people in our region and beyond. Swedish is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Swedish does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, protected veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Leadership

Location: Washington-Seattle

Work Locations: First Hill Broadway 2 (WA143) 600 Broadway Seattle, 98122

Req ID: 221577