Chief Physician Executive

  • FHN
  • , IL

This position has been filled.

FHNGrant Cooper is helping FHN Memorial Hospital in Freeport, IL actively look for a new chief physician executive to be filled by the right candidate. is a regional healthcare system committed to the health and well-being of the people in northwest Illinois and southern Wisconsin. FHN offers 11 regional locations in six counties including the FHN Memorial Hospital, four Family Healthcare locations, three Specialty Care locations, the FHN Leonard C. Ferguson Cancer Center, FHN Family Dental Care, and the FHN Family Counseling Center. With more than 100 medical and allied health staff across more than 39 specialties, FHN is the only healthcare provider in the service area offering affiliations with the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics in Madison, WI, and with all three major hospitals in Rockford, IL.

FHN is committed to their employees and patients which is why the organization consistently ranks highly in patient and employee satisfaction. FHN attracts a talented and dedicated workforce and maintains a low employee turnover rate. This organization has received numerous accolades including Working Woman magazine which named FHN one of the best places for mothers to work, and the AARP which recognized FHN as one of the 25 Best Employers for Workers Over 50.

Position Overview

The Chief Physician Executive is a newly created position responsible for managing all aspects of FHN provider enterprise operations to meet or exceed department, system, and regulatory requirements while ensuring cost-effective, quality patient care for all customers. In addition to provider enterprise operations, the Chief Physician Executive is responsible for the Retail Operations and FHN organizational quality initiatives. Reporting to the CEO, The Chief Physician Executive will design and implement a strategy to maximize the effectiveness of operations while delivering high-quality patient care, improving provider and staff engagement, and optimizing financial performance. In addition, this leader will drive improvements in clinical outcome, quality, cost-effectiveness and efficiency, and patient experience through process improvement, performance metrics benchmarking, care transition coordination, standardization, and clinical informatics.


  • MD or DO is required; an advanced degree in healthcare or business and Certified Physician Executive or similar certification is preferred.
  • Seven to ten years of progressively responsible strategic planning, business development and communications experience, as a physician leader, in an integrated health system or employed physician group.
  • Polished written and verbal communication skills with a demonstrated passion for service-oriented patient care.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills with the ability to work effectively with and influence providers, leaders, and staff at all levels of the organization while solving challenges with unique solutions.
Scroll to top