Chief Operating Officer, OhioHealth Physician Group

  • OhioHealth
  • , OH

This position has been filled.

Grant Cooper, a healthcare executive search firm, is seeking a Chief Operating Officer for OhioHealth Physician Group in Columbus, OH.OhioHealth is a nationally-recognized, not-for-profit, charitable healthcare organization with Methodist roots. Serving the community since 1892, OhioHealth is a family of 28,000 associates, physicians and volunteers. Its network of 11 hospitals, more than 50 ambulatory sites, hospice, home health, medical equipment, and other health services, span nearly half of Ohio’s 88 counties. OhioHealth has been recognized by Fortune magazine as one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” for more than a decade and also ranks in the 97th percentile in physician engagement by Press Ganey.

The OhioHealth Physician Group is a medical group of physicians, advance practice providers and associates, who are committed to improving the health of those they serve by providing convenient access to quality, patient-centered care. Physician employment at OhioHealth includes a growing number of operating entities. The largest operating entity, OhioHealth Physician Group is intended to be the enduring practice as acquired entities are consolidated. Since 2007, the practice has experienced a compound annual growth rate of 18% in terms of its physician FTEs. On a consolidated basis, OhioHealth projects there will be more than 780 physicians in the upcoming fiscal year.

Position Overview

OhioHealth is seeking a Chief Operating Officer of the OhioHealth Physician Group. This key position has system-wide leadership responsibilities and is accountable for the overall operations of OhioHealth Physician Group and its employed physicians (700 employed physicians and growing). The scope of accountabilities for the Chief Operating Officer includes operation, optimization and enhancement of employed physician practice at OhioHealth. The geographic scope and complexity of the practice is expanding rapidly with the affiliation of additional health systems and practices. Certain services such as heart and vascular and neuroscience are configured into system service lines that include complex relationships between hospitals, physicians, and geographic areas to support integrated operations. Primary care has been separately targeted for focused growth to meet community need, but will require similar support services and standardization as the rest of the practice. The Chief Operating Officer will need to work closely with many departments and functions to ensure integrated, successful performance.


  • Ten or more years operational leadership experience including at least five years’ experience with a healthcare system affiliated physician practice.
  • Master’s degree in Business Administration or Healthcare Administration required.
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