Phoenix Children’s has initiated a national search for a dynamic leader to serve as the next Chief Medical Officer. This is an extraordinary opportunity for a physician leader to join a growing healthcare system and help Phoenix Children’s continue to deliver world-class pediatric healthcare.
Phoenix Children’s was founded forty years ago opening as a “hospital within a hospital” within Good Samaritan Hospital Twenty years ago, we embarked on building Arizona’s first and only freestanding pediatric hospital. Guided by our mission to advance hope, healing and the best healthcare for children and their families, we are focused on meeting the healthcare needs of Arizona’s growing pediatric population.
For the last two decades, we have created nationally recognized programs and centers of excellence, earned a host of clinical accreditations and accolades, recruited top physicians and executives from across the country and around the world. We have expanded our pediatric residency program to forty-nine residents each year and currently have twenty-seven fellowship programs to train the next generation of doctors. PC has also built a large and integrated medical group to ensure coordinated and consistent care delivery.
Our physical footprint is continually expanding to ensure Arizona families have access to high-quality healthcare – right in their own communities. Our comprehensive primary hospital is growing, and two new hospital locations are opening in 2024. We currently have more than forty health care centers and clinics in the state of Arizona, and we deliver exceptional care for communities throughout the region. Our health system has more than 1,400 primary care and sub-specialty practitioners who address health challenges from the everyday to the most complex and from the earliest years onward. Alongside our colleagues, collaborators, and communities, we are elevating pediatric care, education, and innovation, so we can all grow healthier together. Phoenix Children’s will become one of the five largest pediatric health systems in the United States over the next several years.
Phoenix Children’s Medical Group
Phoenix Children’s Medical Group (PCMG) has grown to include more than 750 employed physicians and advanced practice providers. PCMG offers care in more than seventy-five pediatric specialties across thirty-four clinical divisions. It is home to Phoenix Children’s eight centers of excellence:
Barrow Neurological Institute at Phoenix Children’s
Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders
Center for Cleft and Craniofacial Care
Center for Fetal and Neonatal Care
Center for Heart Care
Herbert J. Louis Center for Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
Center for Spine Care
Center for Trauma Care
As Phoenix Children’s prepares to open two additional hospitals in the next year, PCMG is taking steps to ensure consistent, quality care at all points of inpatient and outpatient care throughout our system. PCMG continues to bring additional specialties in-house with recent additions such as infectious diseases and anesthesia. Building an integrated and aligned medical group for all areas of operation at Phoenix Children’s is part of our health system’s overall strategic plan amid our continued growth. Ensuring each patient family receives consistently high-quality, safe care – preferably, closer to home – is paramount to us.
No matter the challenge, from tracking patient data to treating rare disorders, our team expertly adapts our practices to provide new and better solutions. With our skilled network and wide reach, we are equipped to develop the breakthrough tools, technologies and treatments needed to meet every family’s health needs. Together, we are expanding what is possible for pediatric care, education, and innovation.
Reporting to the Chief Physician Executive, the next Chief Medical Officer will be responsible for planning, evaluating, and managing Phoenix Children’s clinical performance and safety strategies. This role will partner with the Physician-in-Chief, Surgeon-in-Chief and the Chair, Department of Child Health (University of Arizona)/Senior Vice-President of Research to drive the clinical quality and patient safety programs at Phoenix Children’s. Applicants must have an MD or MD/PhD degree and be board-certified in pediatrics or a pediatric sub-specialty. Candidates should also have a robust history of accomplishments in patient care and quality improvement programs. The successful candidate must possess effective interpersonal, collaborative and communication skills. Given the extraordinary growth of our system, the candidate must also embrace and demonstrate a competence for leading change. It is expected that the candidate will be eligible for academic appointment at the Associate Professor or Professor level of our affiliated medical schools. The latter include University of Arizona College of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, and Creighton University School of Medicine
We respectfully request your assistance in communicating this leadership opportunity to your colleagues and by your nomination of highly qualified individuals. Thank you in advance for taking the time to consider your accomplished, qualified colleagues and for forwarding your nominations to the contacts below.
Phoenix Children’s is one of the Nation’s largest pediatric health systems. It comprises Phoenix Children’s Hospital–Main Campus, Phoenix Children’s Hospital–East Valley at Dignity Health Mercy Gilbert Medical Center, four pediatric specialty and urgent care centers, 11 community pediatric practices, 20 outpatient clinics, two ambulatory surgery centers and six community-service-related outpatient clinics throughout the state of Arizona. The system has provided world-class inpatient, outpatient, trauma, emergency and urgent care to children and families for more than 35 years. Phoenix Children’s Care Network includes more than 850 pediatric primary care providers and specialists who deliver care across more than 75 subspecialties. Phoenix Children's provides world-class inpatient, outpatient, trauma, emergency and urgent care to children and families in Arizona and throughout the Southwest. As one of the largest children’s hospitals in the country, we provide care across more than 75 pediatric specialties. Every day our clinical, professional and support staff work collaboratively to deliver on our mission to provide hope, healing and the best health care for children and their fam...ilies. They embrace the challenges of providing compassionate, high-quality, family-centered care to the most complex patients in the region.