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Chief Medical Officer, Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies and AVP, Orlando Health

American Society of Civil Engineers
Orlando, FL 32801

Orlando Health, a $3.8 billion not-for-profit healthcare organization with more than 3,300 beds serving Central Florida and beyond, seeks an outstanding leader as the Assistant Vice President, Orlando Health & Chief Medical Officer, Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies (WPH). A member of the WPH executive leadership team, the Chief Medical Officer works collaboratively with the Medical and Hospital Staff to ensure evidence-based practice standards, protocols, and direction are in place, and ensures the highest quality and efficiency of patient care. 

Reporting to and in partnership with the Senior Vice President, Orlando Health and President, Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies, Kelly Nierstedt, the Chief Medical Officer Executive will be responsible for clinical leadership and administering clinical quality with the goal of delivering exceptional clinical and patient-centric women’s health and neonatal services in Orlando, the Southeast Region and for establishing Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies as a nationally recognized leader in Women and Babies clinical care. 

Essential Functions Include (but are not limited to):

  • Responsible for leading quality improvement initiatives for Women’s and Babies programs across all Orlando Health facilities, including integration of employed and independent physician groups with Women’s and Babies clinical protocols and quality improvement initiatives.
  • Work with the President to build and integrate amongst medical staff to advance quality, safety, patient experience, physician/provider satisfaction and build strategic position both regionally and nationally. Provide strong leadership and direction to ensure that WPH is operationally successful in the areas of quality and safety.
  • Function as an active member of the senior executive team and build collaborative relationships between WPH and the other hospitals/business units within the system. Work within the system to maximize WPH’s success through effective utilization of system resources.
  • Maintain clinical practice at Orlando Health. Not to exceed 15% of Full Time Equivalent.
  • Work closely with the other members of the administrative management team in reviewing marketplace strategy and evaluating new growth opportunities and develop sustainable growth strategy for clinical programs.
  • Collaborate with President on the development of a strategic business plan each fiscal year that support attainment of a world class Women’s and Babies Service Line.
  • Responsible for the development and growth of all Women and Babies clinical programs within Orlando Health. Attain regional and national leadership position and rankings in all clinical programs.
  • Working with the President of Orlando Health Medical Group responsible for recruitment of physicians with unique skill sets to develop new programs and expansion of existing programs for Women and Babies Service Line.
  • Conduct chart and case reviews and such activities to evaluate the practice patterns of members of the department where there is a reasonable concern for complying with national and community standards of care. Assist in the development of protocols that comply with national standards of care.
  • Assist in the design, implementation, maintenance, and coordination of comprehensive credentialing, quality assurance, risk and utilization review programs and initiate development of performance improvement/clinical effectiveness projects to enhance the quality of clinical services in the Department and work with individual physicians to improve their quality of care. 


Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies is dedicated exclusively to the unique healthcare needs of women and babies in a caring, family-centered environment. An extraordinary Orlando Health facility, Winnie Palmer is home to leading physicians, surgeons and specialists, as well as one of the nation’s largest and most successful neonatal intensive care units. Physicians provide specialized care that covers all facets of women's health, from comprehensive gynecological services and minimally invasive surgeries to obstetrics and high-risk pregnancies and births. 

Winnie Palmer Hospital has a total of 350 beds, 142 of those beds are in the NICU. Their women’s emergency room or triage area is one of the largest and busiest in the country and has approximately 50,000 visits annually.   Winnie Palmer also has a five bed ICU dedicated to women. 

Winnie Palmer Hospital has one of the busiest and most experienced labor and delivery units in the nation, delivering over 14,000 babies every year. Winnie Palmer is the second largest birth volume hospital in the United States. The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit is the largest in the United States under one roof. 

Established in 2011, Orlando Health Medical Group (OHMG) now includes more than 600 employed physicians trained in more than 50 adult and pediatric specialty practices located throughout Orlando and across six counties. The medical group was established as a Florida not-for-profit corporation to organize Orlando Health’s specialists into an integrated care delivery model. Its goal is to improve patients’ overall health, this multidisciplinary setting is the ideal way to receive care throughout a patient’s lifetime. 

Send Candidates To:

Jennifer Weimer, Candidate Developer


Cell: 817-235-6941

Position Requirements:

  • An MD (or equivalent) with a track record of administrative leadership experience is required for this position.
  • Previous administrative/leadership experience in an institution that has a high volume and high risk patients (> 5,000 births annually).
  • Graduate degree in business, healthcare administration or related field preferred.
  • Eligible for medical licensure in the State of Florida.
  • Board certification by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology required. OB/GYN strongly preferred.
  • Minimum 10 years’ experience as a clinical physician required.
  • Minimum 3-5 years’ experience as a healthcare executive required. Experience within an integrated healthcare system is preferred.
  • Demonstrated success in improving operational performance in the areas of quality and safety including patient satisfaction, physician and employee satisfaction.

Internal Number: M0034/106967


Posted: 2019-08-05 Expires: 2019-09-15

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Chief Medical Officer, Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies and AVP, Orlando Health

American Society of Civil Engineers
Orlando, FL 32801

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