Southern Illinois Healthcare has retained Kirby Partners to conduct a nationwide executive search for candidates for their Senior Director of Enterprise Applications.

Southern Illinois Healthcare (SIH), located in Carbondale, Illinois, is a not-for-profit health system that includes four hospitals, a comprehensive cancer center, a Level II Trauma Center, and more than 30 outpatient and specialty practices.

SIH holds affiliations with Prairie Heart Institute, SIU School of Medicine Family Practice Residency Program, Siteman Cancer Network, and the BJC Collaborative (a partnership among health care systems throughout Illinois, Missouri and Eastern Kansas).

Facts and Figures:

  • 3,826 employees
  • 621 medical staff
  • 2,171 births
  • 378 licensed beds
  • 17,577 inpatient discharges
  • 724 ICU discharges
  • 79,038 ED visits
  • 192 special care nursery discharges
  • 11,307 surgeries (inpatient and outpatient)
  • 226,486 primary care clinic visits
  • 518,619 outpatient registrations
  • $175,951,860 total community benefit

* Figures based on SIH 2022 Annual Report

Senior Director of Enterprise Applications Position Overview

The Senior Director of Enterprise Applications (SDEA) is a newly created position for SIH. The SDEA will report to the CIO and oversee four direct reports (the total team size is 50). This key leadership position will bridge the gap between the CIO and the manager level, adding accountability, improving productivity, and providing mentoring.

The SDEA will:

  • Plan and manage large-scale implementation projects
  • Develop and promote standardization
  • Anticipate the needs of the organization
  • Partner with leadership to deliver high-value IT solutions
  • Align/exceed organization objectives
  • Build and sustain professional relationships at all levels of the organization

Initial projects include these high-visibility initiatives:

  • Assisting with the transition and implementation of Epic into a newly acquired hospital
  • Application optimization and Epic updates
  • Workday implementation (June 2024)
  • Transition to Epic Hyperdrive (2024)
  • Potential implementation of Salesforce into the call center

Culturally, SIH is a mission-driven organization focused on compassionate care, safety, and quality. SIH offers a good work/life balance, and the SDEA may work remotely. To support career growth and development, the organization offers tuition reimbursement.

This position is an excellent opportunity for an individual wanting to work for a progressive CIO and shape the future of a department. For candidates seeking career growth, this position may provide a career path to the CIO role.



  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 5+ years of healthcare/business operations experience
  • 10+ years of information technology solutions experience
  • 5+ years of complex project leadership and/or supervisory experience
  • Verifiable Application Team and Project Management training or competency
  • Extensive experience mentoring and developing future leaders


  • Master’s degree in appropriate discipline with significant systems, project management, and leadership training
  • Certified Professional in Healthcare Information and Management Systems or equivalent
  • Experience moving applications to a cloud environment
  • Significant Epic experience
  • ServiceNow experience
  • Salesforce experience


  • The SDEA can enjoy a remote working environment with occasional travel on-site (1-4 times a year).

Please note that Kirby Partners exclusively represents this job opportunity and all candidates will be presented through our team of executive recruiters. If you have questions about this position, please email Jaclyn Gates.

Divurgent has retained Kirby Partners to conduct a nationwide executive search for candidates for their Principal – Tech Consulting.

Divurgent is a privately owned and operated healthcare consulting firm committed to healthcare IT evolution, deploying tailored solutions that help client partners achieve improved operational effectiveness, financial performance, and quality of patient care.  

Divurgent has experienced year-over-year growth in its 13-year history, measured in both revenue and staff size. 

In an industry filled by capital infusion and acquisition, Divurgent has the freedom to make decisions that are in the best interest of their client partners, rather than shareholders. 

Since 2007, Divurgent has been driven by the ELITE values of: Excellence, Learning, Innovation, Trust, and Enthusiasm to redefine consulting and transform healthcare for their clients and the communities they serve. 

Divergent is passionate about helping healthcare organizations navigate complex technology-enabled initiatives across:

  • EHR
  • ERP
  • Payer systems
  • Security
  • Infrastructure platforms

Divurgent has delivered tangible business outcomes for several large health systems. 

A list of client project scopes and highest value outcomes can be found here.

Principal – Tech Consulting Position Overview

The Principal – Tech Consulting position at Divurgent is an incredible opportunity to join a dynamic, growing healthcare technology consulting services firm. 

The Principal will be responsible for delivering high-value outcomes to clients by overseeing engagements which include everything from advisory engagements to large go-lives. They will develop strong client relationships while delivering and executing on projects.

This Principal has an incredible opportunity to make an impact and influence Divurgent’s strategic direction through developing more offerings. 

A key part of this role is having an “entrepreneurial focus”, identifying revenue opportunities, and building solutions to meet client needs. 

Quality is important to the Divurgent culture; this position is outward facing, responsible for driving client satisfaction in support of remaining in the top 3 of KLAS ratings. 

Key priorities: 

  • Help clients define and evaluate corporate and business strategies 
  • Be a thought leader and subject matter advisor in technology 
  • Lead the development of Divurgent’s solutions and innovations 
  • Strengthen and differentiate the Divurgent brand 
  • Provide guidance on quantitative and qualitative analysis to drive outcomes 
  • Build strong client relationships 
  • Architect and deliver solutions and services 
  • Provide sales support in the technology area


Divurgent seeks a qualified leader to advise and lead in their area of expertise such as digital transformation, program management, ERP applications, or enabling change.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree 
  • 10+ years working on large complex, multiple service line delivery engagements
  • 8+ years working with digital transformation, technology solutions, change management & enablement and/or technology development and products
  • 10+ years of project management experience on complex projects with multi-location teams
  • 10+ years of working with cross-functional teams and matrixed organizations 
  • Strong understanding of emerging technologies or trends 
  • Understanding of the software development life-cycle

Preferred qualifications: 

  • MBA 
  • Specific, relevant experience in: IT Infrastructure or cloud solutions, service desks, networking or data centers, data Governance or integration, cross-functional ERPs, security and privacy, cloud optimization, IT strategy, and/or RPA.

Please note: Divurgent’s corporate headquarters are in Virginia Beach, VA. The position is remote but will require some travel.

Please note that Kirby Partners exclusively represents this job opportunity and all candidates will be presented through our team of executive recruiters. If you have questions about this position, please email Bryan Kirby