Senior Director of Enterprise Applications

Southern Illinois Healthcare Remote, Flexible

This position has been filled.

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.