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Penn State Health President - Administration in Hershey, Pennsylvania

Job Description

Penn State Health - Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Location: US:PA:Hershey

Work Type: Full Time

FTE: 1.00

Shift: Day

Hours: varied


Reporting to PSH, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, the MSHMC President will lead a dedicated senior leadership team that will elevate the medical center's success in access, efficiency, service and quality. Together with physician leaders and the senior leadership team, the President will advance initiatives that lead to MSHMC becoming a top performer in quality, service and access, while being responsible for leading the organization towards the evolution of value-based care. There will be a focus on both the support of MSHMC and system-wide initiatives in collaboration with peer presidents in the other facilities. In addition, the President will oversee the development of process improvements that will maximize performance, and effectively engage both academic and community providers. The President will continue to develop a strong integral and symbiotic relationship with PSCOM and partner collaboratively and transparently with the Dean, the clinical chairs and other leaders in the COM. To achieve the PSH goals of the appropriate level of care being delivered close to home and improving throughput at MSHMC, the President will partner closely with the community hospital president colleagues to ensure that high acuity patient care is delivered when appropriate, at the Medical Center, ensuring that lower acuity cases are the province of the community hospitals. In addition, the President will lead and engage with others in external-facing responsibilities that include supporting philanthropic, advocacy and community relations, while interfacing with community, regulatory and political leaders.


Completion of an advanced degree in healthcare administration, business administration, Medicine (MHA, MBA, MD) or similar program required.

Previous progressive and broad leadership experience within an academic health system with at least ten years at a senior executive level required.

Expertise in performance improvement, financial management, clinical operations, and oversight of a large and complex physical infrastructure is required.

Extensive experience in partnering with physicians and physician organizations, and with nurses and other health professionals within an academic medical center environment; a record of building and maintaining trusting, collaborative relationships, and with developing and promoting models of inter-professional healthcare is required.

Philanthropy and development experience required.


Demonstrated abilities of building consensus while making and implementing decisions critical to institutional interests is required.

Ability to sustain a strong partnership with a school of medicine to advance the academic mission of an academic medical center.

Demonstrated abilities of consistently improving outcomes and efficiency throughout a medical center.

Demonstrated abilities of being a highly effective communicator and listener at all levels of the organization, as well as with the community and with other external constituencies.

Demonstrated ability to understand and lead a complex academic medical center. Significant management experience to help guide a complex academic institution that serves a deeply involved community.

Able to represent the organization on a local, state, and national level.

Broad understanding of current health policy and future challenges at a state and national level.

Commitment to employee, physician and patient engagement.

A champion for improving quality and patient satisfaction, with experience in quality, safety and process improvement initiatives.

Demonstrated ability to assemble a highly qualified and effective management team and the corresponding ability to mentor, develop, and delegate to that team.

Demonstrated high personal and professional integrity, with a passion for the mission of an academic medical center.


MD preferred.

Professional certifications are also preferred, particularly in LEAN or other performance improvement methodologies.

Procedure for Candidacy

Confidential expressions of interest and candidate materials (including a letter of interest and resume/ CV) should be submitted via email to the Penn State search consultants Linda Komnick and Kimberly Smith through the office of Ashley Rittgers, via e-mail, to

This job description is a general outline of duties performed and is not to be misconstrued as encompassing all duties performed within the position. All individuals (including current employees) selected for a position will undergo a background check appropriate for the position's responsibilities.

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Union: Non Bargained

Position President - AdministrationLocation US:PA:HersheyReq ID 27625