Chief, Kitsap Market

  • CHI Franciscan Health
  • , WA

This position has been filled.

Grant Cooper, a healthcare executive search firm, is seeking a Chief, Kitsap Market, for CHI Franciscan Health in Kitsap County, Washington.CHI Franciscan Health is a nonprofit health system based in Tacoma, Washington with a team of nearly 12,000 doctors, nurses and staff that provide expert, compassionate medical care at eight acute care hospitals and approximately 200 primary and specialty care clinics in Pierce, King and Kitsap counties. CHI Franciscan Health is one of the largest health systems in Washington state. In all, the system spans more than 1,100 acute care beds, a credentialed medical staff of more than 1,500, including more than 600 employed physicians providing specialties in cardiovascular care, cancer care, orthopedics and sports medicine, neurosciences and women’s care.

This is a transformative time for CHI Franciscan, which is pioneering the way health care is delivered through its leading systems of care covering more than 8,000 square miles and more than 2 million residents of the Pacific Northwest. CHI Franciscan recently announced its planned $540 million development of a state-of-the-art hospital in Silverdale and expansion of its St. Anthony Hospital in Gig Harbor, as well as several innovative physician alignment relationships such as that with The Doctors Clinic in Kitsap County that grew its aligned and employed physician ranks to more than 1,100 physicians and providers in the region. In summer 2016, it also launched its new partnership venture with CityMD, the leading urgent care provider in the New York metro area and opened the first urgent care center of its kind in Seattle, with many more planned regionally.

Position Overview

The Chief of CHI Franciscan Health’s Kitsap Market is accountable for the clinical, administrative and operational components of the Kitsap County market. S/he will lead performance improvement, resource management, and quality related activities of the 120 employed providers and an additional 80 providers under professional service agreements. A major objective of this position is to formulate standards of care and ensure the highest level of clinical quality and outcomes.

As part of the senior leadership team, the Chief participates in providing strategic direction, ongoing growth and development, and facilitates communication throughout the group to ensure positive results. The Chief will be accountable for the clinical, administrative and operational components of the Kitsap County geography in collaboration with their dyad partner, the Vice President of Clinic Operations. All clinical and administrative staff for the Kitsap Market within the Physician Enterprise will report to this position and the Vice President of Clinic Operations.

The candidate should be an experienced clinical leader with a demonstrable ability to guide clinicians to achieve outstanding patient-centric care. This position requires a significant amount of operational knowledge. Candidates should be familiar with all of the operational components of ambulatory care and clinic practice management.


  • MD or DO degree, preferably 10 years in clinical practice.
  • Significant leadership or management training is required.
  • Preferably five years of senior medical group management and leadership.
  • Management certification qualification (e.g. MMM, MHA, MBA, MPH) are desirable.

Licensure /Certifications

  • Clinical licensure.
  • Board certification in a clinical specialty.
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