Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at Harris Regional Hospital in Sylva, NC at Health Support Center

Date Posted: 11/25/2021

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Job Description

LifePoint Health- Health Support Center

Harris Regional Hospital has an opening for a Chief Executive Officer in Sylva, North Carolina. This role will also have oversight for Swain Community Hospital located in Bryson City, North Carolina. Established in 1925, Harris Regional Hospital is a Duke LifePoint Healthcare hospital serving the western North Carolina counties of Jackson, Swain, Graham and Macon, as well as parts of north Georgia. It provides a wide range of inpatient and outpatient services at its 86-bed acute and specialty care facility, an outpatient facility in Franklin and various physician practices. Established in 1950, Swain Community Hospital is also a part of Duke LifePoint Healthcare and serves residents of Swain, Graham and Macon counties. It provides inpatient and outpatient services at its 48-bed critical access hospital, onsite pain clinic and physician practices.

The CEO provides leadership and direction for the overall operation of the hospital.  Plans, directs and coordinates the development of short and long range objectives; is responsible for achieving the organization’s financial and non-financial goals.

General Responsibilities

  • Coordinates the activities of senior executives and works with them to develop short and long range objectives, policies, and procedures.
  • Ensures that policies are uniformly understood and consistently interpreted and administered.
  • Establishes the organization hierarchy and delegates limits of authority to subordinates executives; prescribes the specific limitations of the authority of subordinates regarding policies, contractual commitments, expenditures and personal actions.
  • Reviews and approves all financial reports, budgets, managed care contracts and major expenditures; directs, establishes, reviews, and adjusts charges for services; and maintains accreditation and licensure standards of the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Hospital Organizations, Medicare, Medicaid, state licensure, regulatory agencies, and similar organizations.
  • Analyzes operating results of the organization and its principal components relative to established objectives and ensures that appropriate steps are taken to correct unsatisfactory conditions.

Job Requirements

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master's Degree in Hospital Administration (MHA), Business Administration (MBA), Management or related field is required. 
  • A minimum of 3-5 years experience at the CEO level in a similar sized for-profit, acute-care hospital is required; however, may also consider 3-5 years of COO experience in a larger, for-profit, acute-care hospital. 
  • Exceptional physician recruitment and relations skills are required.
  • Exceptional community and board relations skills are required. 
  • Exceptional leadership skills and a hands-on visible approach to staff management and interaction are required.
  • Exceptional financial acumen and operations management expertise are required.

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EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

LifePoint Health and all of our facilities are committed to providing Equal Employment Opportunity for all applicants and employees and complies with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment because of color, race, sex, age, religion, national origin, disability, genetic information, gender identity, sexual orientation, veterans’ status, or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

This job description in no way states or implies that the key accountabilities above are the only ones being performed by the individual(s) with this job description.  The individual(s) may be called upon and required to follow or perform other duties and tasks requested by his or her supervisor, consistent with the purpose of the position, department and/or company objectives.


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