Chief Strategy Officer in Portland, OR

$250K - $500K(Ladders Estimates)

Providence Health & Services   •  

Portland, OR 97201

Industry: Hospitals & Medical Centers


11 - 15 years

Posted 37 days ago

The Chief Strategy Officer, Oregon Region is accountable for collaborating with the senior leadership team to articulate a sustainable vision and direction for our Providence St. Joseph Health ministry in Oregon. The incumbent develops, executives and monitors key region wide strategies within the annual Integrated Strategic and Financial Plan (ISFP) in support of that vision. S/he provides strategic planning, business development and implementation leadership to all Oregon region ministries. This work requires a deep understanding of the local market, internal strengths and challenges as well as external industry and regulatory dynamics that influence success. The leader is expected to identify developing trends, which require a strategic response.

The Chief Strategy Officer will have direct accountability for key teams, including Strategic Planning, Business Development, Project Management, Operational Excellence and Change Management, organized into a division called Strategic Management Services (SMS).

The Chief Strategy Officer reports to the Chief Executive Officer, Oregon and aligns strategic direction with our Mission and Core Values. The role includes a focus on effective integration across System and Regional divisions: Providence Health Plan, Physician Enterprise, Ambulatory Care Network, Home and Community Care, and our acute hospitals and clinical institutes.

The Chief Strategy Officer facilitates senior leadership to establish priorities across all operating ministries, guide the development and analysis of all business development opportunities, and support integration of strategic priorities into capital investments. The incumbent will serve as a member of the Oregon Executive Council and the Oregon Leadership Team, and also serve on the System Strategy Leadership Council, coordinating planning and strategic issues with System Office Leadership, and other teams as necessary.

In this position you will:

  • Lead and participate in the strategic development of PMG in line with PHS and PMG Assure that the Mission of Providence is integrated into all programs and services provided by the Region.
  • Develop and lead the long-range strategic vision and strategic plans to ensure alignment of operational plans and objectives across Oregon Regional ministries, and within the context of the System Integrated Strategic & Financial Plan and the Providence St. Joseph Health Mission and Core Values.
  • In collaboration with accountable executives, develop comprehensive strategic plans for all major entities in the Oregon Region, while articulating major 3-year initiatives and identifying long range financial forecast implications.
  • Continually bring national best practices and innovative business models, both within and outside of health care, and incorporate best practices into strategic planning and new business structures within Providence Health and Services.
  • Lead the development and implementation of a statewide annual planning process to ensure alignment of short of long range plans, goals and objectives across the region, including alignment with financial strategies.
  • Drive rapid and effective decision-making on key strategic issues and capital investments throughout the year. Lead and facilitate Strategic Investment Workgroup.
  • Actively seek opportunities for growth and recommend region-wide business development. Work closely with Oregon business unit leaders to secure market strength in existing markets, and expand programs and services into new markets.
  • Ensure an efficient regional infrastructure of qualified, talented staff to implement regional strategic priorities, coordinate and implement priorities in a disciplined, organized way, and consistently report on progress in a balanced scorecard format.
  • Coordinate with internal and external medical groups, other health systems, health plans, hospital, and shared services employees to identify opportunities for affiliation and growth.
  • Continually, and proactively assess demographics, macroeconomics and competitive market issues impacting Providence St. Joseph Health – Oregon and develop solutions.
  • Coordinate strategic activities with System Office leaders and within a highly matrixed environment. Represent the Region in significant System-wide initiatives and Committees and communicate the status of these initiatives to Oregon Leadership.
  • Create a culture of innovation across the organization. Institute a structure for consistent identification and spread of best practices.
  • Coach and mentor existing and future leaders throughout the Region to appropriately assess internal and external threats and opportunities in development of key strategies to grow our Ministry, support our Mission and differentiate Providence. Lead by example and with vision.
  • Ensure effective processes to track, report and communicate the strategic vision and key initiatives across the Region.


Above all, we are looking for a servant leader whose personal and professional background demonstrates a genuine passion for the mission and core values of Providence Health & Services. You have a style that emphasizes openness, collaboration, visibility, and connectivity. A strong, confident, results-oriented, and decisive leader with the capacity to balance the big picture and strategic perspective with a focus on operations and the details of execution. You can articulate how your work improves healthcare delivery in the communities that we serve.


  • A Master's Degree in Health or Hospital Administration, Business Administration or related field.
  • At least 10 years of senior strategic planning or leadership experience in a health care organization, with 7 years spent in a leadership role within an integrated delivery system. All the while, working with physicians and medical groups, in driving business development and innovation.
  • Broad knowledge and understanding of the trends and changes taking place in health care, government and their implications.
  • Working knowledge of integrated delivery systems, supporting business models and varying partnership alignment.
  • A strong understanding of population health and the risks of transformation from a fee-for-service model to value-based model.
  • A record of forming and implementing effective strategic alignment for an integrated delivery system.
  • Proven ability to form and lead strong teams of highly intelligent, high achieving professionals.
  • An understanding that the operations of Providence St. Joseph Health are pursued in the service of its Mission and in the context of its Core Values.
  • Demonstrated unquestioned integrity and high moral and ethical standards. Capable of values-based decision making.
  • Sound experience in health care delivery, vision and strategic planning to include physician relationships and integration, market growth and health plan dynamics, as evidenced during the minimum of 10 years in executive health care leadership roles.
  • The ability to be able to demonstrate an understanding of the health care industry and its macroeconomic drivers.
  • The ability to operate with a positive, well-defined sense of self and be self-directed, while demonstrating political savvy and diplomacy.
  • The ability to draw accurate conclusions from quantitative and qualitative data, and then develop actionable organizational solutions.
  • The ability to actively seek out and support collaborative thinking and problem solving in a multi-disciplinary team environment.
  • Demonstrated confidence and self-control, particularly when dealing with conflict; as well as demonstrated flexibility and an ability to deal with ambiguity and change.
  • Demonstrated willingness to be accountable for the success of the organization's vision and business plans that are in support of the vision.
  • Demonstrated skill for creating a climate focused on achievement and results.
  • Well-developed and effective written and oral communication and presentation skills, along with the ability to communicate at all levels of the organization.
  • The ability to create a work environment that encourages and fosters the growth of future leaders in the organization.
  • An understanding and balance of the needs of multiple stakeholders, including customers, physicians, the community, and legislation/government leaders.
  • The ability to set high standards for performance, inspire others to achieve, press for results, and take calculated risks.
  • The ability to strive towards shaping the market by anticipating what the customer needs.
  • The ability to prioritize and organize tasks in response to changes, and then process information accurately and timely.
  • Excellent communication skills through the use of ethical decision making processes and good judgment.

Valid Through: 2019-11-7