Aspirus Health has retained Kirby Partners to conduct a nationwide executive search for candidates for their Chief Medical Information Officer.

Aspirus is a non-profit, community-directed health system based in Wausau, Wisconsin. Its 11,000 employees are focused on improving the health and well-being of people throughout Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

Aspirus serves communities through 4 hospitals in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and 13 hospitals in Wisconsin, 75 clinics, home health and hospice care, pharmacies, critical care and air-medical transport, medical goods, nursing homes, and a broad network of physicians.

Aspirus has been recognized by IBM Watson Health as a Top 15 Health System for four consecutive years in its annual studies identifying the top-performing health systems in the country.

Aspirus Core Values:

  • Compassion – Aspirus demonstrates caring in all they do, and cherishes the honor of improving lives.
  • Accountability – Aspirus commits to their work, recognizes their power to make a difference, and embraces the responsibility to advocate for each person they serve. 
  • Collaboration – As a team Aspirus improves their patients’ lives; through partnerships they improve the health of their communities. 
  • Foresight – Aspirus plans and acts today to impact the future, and sustain and grow vital resources for those who need the. 
  • Joy – Aspirus works with happiness and enthusiasm; Aspirus celebrates successes and builds a positive environment.

Chief Medical Information Officer Position Overview

As Aspirus continues to grow, the CMIO is the physician executive responsible for ensuring the quality and effectiveness of clinical care information across the system. In coordination with the CIO, the CMIO will be responsible for setting strategic direction for clinical systems and improving physician efficiency through the optimization of the Epic EHR.

Epic’s lab system, Beaker, will be implemented in early 2022, as well as integration of recently acquired facilities. An Epic “refuel” project is slated for 2023. As a business leader, the CMIO will engage with operations and make business cases as optimization continues throughout service lines.

Digital transformation is key to success at Aspirus as the organization moves forward. The CMIO needs to build key relationships; needs to translate the technical into clinical and work effectively across all disciplines, including nursing and analytics.

This CMIO will have the opportunity to build their informatics team in a matrixed organization. The CMIO will also co-chair clinical governance with the VP of Quality to drive the direction of clinical systems. The CMIO needs to understand the business case for project and be able to articulate the ROI to build organizational support.

Qualifications

Required: 

  • MD or DO
  • License to practice medicine
  • Board Certified in specialty
  • Experience as a practicing physician
  • Experience implementing and optimizing an EHR

Desired:

  • Informatics board certification in informatics or other education informatics
  • Epic

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 Judy Kirby.

Aspirus has retained Kirby Partners to conduct a nationwide executive search for candidates for their Vice President, Information Security.

Aspirus is a non-profit, community-directed health system based in Wausau, Wisconsin. Its 11,000 employees are focused on improving the health and well-being of people throughout Wisconsin and Upper Michigan.

Aspirus serves communities through four hospitals in Upper Michigan and 13 hospitals in Wisconsin, 75 clinics, home health and hospice care, pharmacies, critical care and air-medical transport, medical goods, nursing homes and a broad network of physicians.

On August 1, 2021, Aspirus Health has acquired seven hospitals, 21 physician clinics and air and ground ambulances from Ascension Wisconsin, part of St. Louis-based Ascension. 

The transaction closed seven months after the two health systems entered into an agreement. The following seven Wisconsin hospitals are included in the deal: 

  • Eagle River Hospital 
  • Good Samaritan Hospital in Merrill 
  • Howard Young Medical Center in Woodruff
  • Our Lady of Victory Hospital in Stanley 
  • Sacred Heart Hospital in Tomahawk
  • St. Mary’s Hospital in Rhinelander
  • St. Michael’s Hospital in Stevens Point 

Aspirus added 2,700 team members when the deal closed. The system said the names of the hospitals and clinics will change by December to reflect the Aspirus brand. 

“This acquisition will help Aspirus provide better and more connected care to thousands and thousands more people in our region,” Aspirus President and CEO Matthew Heywood said in a news release. “We are excited to work with our new team members to serve more communities like the ones we call home.

Aspirus has been recognized by IBM Watson Health as a Top 15 Health System for three consecutive years in its annual studies identifying the top-performing health systems in the country.

Vice President, Information Security Job Overview

The Vice President, Information Security is responsible for the Health System’s Information Security strategy and operations. 

The Vice President, Information Security provides direction to the design and management of the Health System’s information security program, including policies, procedures, technical systems, and workforce training. 

The Vice President, Information Security maintains the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of data within all information systems.

Qualifications

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Master’s Degree in Information Systems, Computer Science, Health Information Management preferred 

Certifications:

  • CISSP, CISM, or CHPS preferred

Experience:

  • 10+ years of experience in healthcare-related fields
  • Demonstrated expertise in healthcare operations
  • Health information knowledge
  • Change management and project management experience 
  • Experience managing Information Security program

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

Froedtert Health has retained Kirby Partners to conduct a nationwide executive search for candidates for their Vice President – Chief Data & Analytics Officer.

Froedtert Health, headquartered in Milwaukee, is a regional, integrated health care organization providing a comprehensive range of health-related services, including hospitals and health centers, home care, laboratory, health insurance, employer health services, and workplace clinics, and digital health solutions.

Under the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin brand, Froedtert Health partners with the Medical College of Wisconsin, eastern Wisconsin’s only adult academic medical center, to provide consumers a choice that is unique in the region: an interconnected academic health network where care is provided system-wide with an academic medicine approach.

The mission of the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin health network is to advance the health of the communities it serves through exceptional care enhanced by innovation and discovery. The health network operates eastern Wisconsin’s only academic medical center and adult Level I Trauma Center at Froedtert Hospital, Milwaukee, an internationally recognized training and research center engaged in thousands of clinical trials and studies.

Reflecting steadily increasing demand for care, the health network has grown from 11 to nearly 40 clinical sites over the past decade and the workforce has expanded by 75% to nearly 13,000 full-time staff.

The Froedtert & MCW health network, which includes eight hospitals, nearly 2,500 physicians, and more than 45 health centers and clinics, draws patients from throughout the Midwest and the nation. It is one of the largest health systems in Wisconsin. In its most recent fiscal year, outpatient visits were nearly 1.2 million, inpatient admissions to its three hospitals were 52,807 and visits to its network physicians totaled 947,136.

Vice President – Chief Data & Analytics Officer

This position is a phenomenal opportunity to join Froedtert Health and the Medical College of Wisconsin as the VP Chief Data & Analytics Officer (CDAO) leading data and analytics strategy and operations.

The VP Chief Data & Analytics Officer leads the integration of data and analytics efforts for the enterprise health network and affiliates and is a business strategist who understands the flow of information, its context, and how it links across the enterprise to derive value within and for the business.

He/She will be responsible for enterprise data and analytics processes and engineering, decision making, and governance.

Significant progress has been made advancing data and analytics including:

  • Setting a strategic direction
  • Maturing data governance
  • Forming a Center of Excellence

The CDAO will work to further advance data literacy and self-service capabilities to enable leaders across Froedtert Health and MCW to make data driven decisions to advance strategic initiatives and improve patient care

Qualifications

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Master’s degree in informatics, business or health administration, analytics, engineering, quality, computer science, statistics, social science

Experience:

  • 15+ years of experience in analytics leadership or comparable experience
  • 10+ years of healthcare provider organization leadership experience, academic experience preferred
  • 5+ years of progressive leadership experience in leading cross-functional teams and enterprise wide programs, operating and influencing effectively across the organization and within complex contexts
  • Experience in integrating complex, cross corporate processes and information strategies, and/or designing strategic metrics and scorecards
  • Experience leading large scale transformation and improvement initiatives
  • Strategy and management consulting experience desirable

Knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Advanced business acumen and politically savvy skills working across business lines at senior levels to influence and effect change to achieve common goals
  • Ability to effectively drive business, culture and technology change in a dynamic and complex operating environment
  • Information strategy skills including strategic technology planning and execution, policy development and maintenance
  • Ability to develop a framework for information and analytics governance as well as the ability to sell it and embed it within all levels of the organization
  • Proven data literacy including the ability to describe business use cases, data sources and management concepts and analytics approaches 
  • Performance improvement, quality and change management skills in a healthcare setting
  • Advanced analytics skills with outstanding problem solving abilities using analytics methods
  • Proven record of effective leadership including the ability to balance team and individual responsibilities; building teams and consensus and getting things done through others not directly under his/her supervision
  • All senior leaders are expected to have strong skills in interpersonal interaction, public speaking, knowledge of budgets and healthcare finance, and high integrity, good judgment, attention to detail and teamwork

Kirby Partners exclusively represents this opportunity. Interviews will be virtual.

If you have questions please email Bryan Kirby.

Aspirus has retained Kirby Partners to conduct a nationwide executive search for candidates for their Director, System Business Intelligence & Analytics.

Aspirus is a non-profit, community-directed health system based in Wausau, Wisconsin. Its 8,700 employees are focused on improving the health and well-being of people throughout Wisconsin and Upper Michigan.

Aspirus serves communities through four hospitals in Upper Michigan and six hospitals in Wisconsin, more than 50 clinics, home health and hospice care, pharmacies, critical care and air-medical transport, medical goods, nursing homes and a broad network of physicians. Of note, Aspirus just announced that Aspirus Health and Ascension have signed an agreement to transfer from Ascension to Aspirus ownership of seven hospitals, 21 physician clinics, and air and ground medical transport services located in north and central Wisconsin.

Aspirus has been recognized by IBM Watson Health as a Top 15 Health System for three consecutive years in its annual studies identifying the top-performing health systems in the country.

Director, System Business Intelligence & Analytics Job Overview

Reporting to the Senior Vice President – Chief Strategy Officer, the Director, System Business Intelligence & Analytics will serve as the change agent, constructing and implementing the vision for transforming data into actionable insights, and applying modern data science methods to business challenges.

This strategic role leads the business intelligence, reporting and data engineering functions, and is responsible for developing and implementing core data strategies and evangelizing a culture of data-driven decision-making.

The Director, System Business Intelligence & Analytics oversees the management, architecture, and strategy of Aspirus’ service BI platform and is charged with enhancing organizational business acumen through robust reporting and self-service capabilities.This role ensures data integrity, accuracy, and governance to support the growing needs of Aspirus.

Additionally, the Director will drive efforts to reduce costs, improve efficiencies and enhance quality through report automation and predictive/prescriptive analytics.

Qualifications

Aspirus seeks a dynamic leader with an outstanding combination of business acumen, inquisitiveness and detailed analytics skills. To be successful, the Director, Business Intelligence needs to be an exceptional communicator, who is comfortable and effective partnering with senior executives.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required.
  • Master’s Degree highly desired.

Experience:

  • 5+ years of health care analytics experience.
  • 7+ years of leading and developing a Business Intelligence/Data Science team.
  • Experience developing and implementing a Business Intelligence vision and strategy, and building team capabilities.
  • Experience identifying and implementing best practices driving automation and machine learning capabilities.
  • Familiarity with Electronic Medical Records (Epic preferred) associated tools
  • Experience and comfortable interacting with senior executives

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

Aspirus has retained Kirby Partners to conduct a nationwide executive search for their Director of Clinical Informatics position.

Aspirus, a non-profit, community-directed health system based in Wausau, Wisconsin, serves communities through four hospitals in Upper Michigan and four hospitals in Wisconsin, more than 50 clinics, home health and hospice care, pharmacies, critical care and air-medical transport, medical goods, nursing homes and a broad network of physicians. Aspirus was recently recognized as one of the top 15 Health Systems in the United States by IBM Watson in their annual study identifying the top-performing health systems in the country based on overall organizational performance.

Key Network Indicators:

  • 42,169 total admissions
  • 96,855 emergency visits
  • 1.2m hospital outpatient visits
  • 7,800 employees
  • 574 total licensed beds

 

Director of Clinical Informatics Position Overview:

With a new CMIO in place, there is a unique opportunity for the Director to help optimize workflow in Epic and other clinical applications within Aspirus. The Director of Clinical Informatics will lead a team of ~40 overseeing all informatics functions and workflows related to clinical applications, as well as training and support. The Director will also serve as a liaison with executive leaders, physicians, nurses, and ancillary staff to ensure alignment and implementation of technology to support operations.

Qualifications:
  • Experience managing the operations of an informatics program in a major health care organization
  • Experience with Epic preferred
  • Bachelors’ Degree in Nursing or related clinical field required
  • Experience with developing training programs
  • Background in clinical management and process improvement

 

 

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

 

Aspirus has retained Kirby Partners to identify, qualify and present individuals for their Vice President Information Technology position.

The Vice President Information Technology is a newly created position that will serve as the liaison between Aspirus’ Business Units, Corporate IT Operations and Enterprise Applications. The Vice President is part of the succession plan for the CIO and will collaborate with the senior executive teams from each Aspirus Business Unit, lead Regional IT Managers and the Director of Enterprise Applications. The organization continues in growth mode and feels strongly about their mission to provide exceptional healthcare in their communities.

Aspirus, based in Wausau, Wisconsin, is an eight-hospital system with 60+ clinics spread over two states (Wisconsin and Michigan), that is experiencing growth and increased market share.

Key Network Indicators:

  • $1,049,162,000 Total Revenue
  • 357,470 Outpatient Visits
  • 2,514 Births
  • 20,698 Surgical Procedures

 

Vice President Information Technology  Position Overview:

In this newly created position, the Vice President of Information Technology will serve as the liaison between Aspirus’ Business Units, Corporate IT Operations and Enterprise Applications. The Vice President is part of the succession plan for the CIO and will collaborate with the senior executive teams from each Aspirus Business Unit, lead Regional IT Managers and the Director of Enterprise Applications. The organization continues in a growth mode and feels strongly about their mission to provide exceptional healthcare in their communities.

Qualifications:
  • Knowledge of information systems development, implementation and project management normally acquired through completion of a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or Information Systems required.
  • Minimum of ten years’ information technology leadership and project management experience preferred.
  • Possess analytical skills necessary to develop and implement appropriate changes to programs and to oversee and direct work of assigned subordinates.
  • Must possess excellent communication and organizational skills to work effectively in a team environment. Thorough knowledge of operational processes and process improvement beneficial.

 

Vice President Information Technology Wausau, Wisconsin
Wausau, WI

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V.P. Information Technology, Aspirus

 

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Gundersen Health has retained Kirby Partners to identify, qualify and present individuals for their IS PMO Director position.

 

Organization Overview:

Gundersen Health is a physician-led, not-for profit healthcare system based in La Crosse, Wisconsin. Located throughout western Wisconsin, northeastern Iowa and southeastern Minnesota, Gundersen cares for patients in 19 counties and includes a regional referral center and a teaching hospital with 325 beds, a Level II Trauma, and Emergency Center. Gundersen Health’s mission is to distinguish themselves through patient care, education, research, and improved health in the communities they serve.

 

Position Details:

The IS PMO Director is a newly created position within Gundersen’s Information Systems department that will focus on building an IS PMO from the ground up.  The PMO Director will centralize the project management function within the IS department and will formalize governance and methodology.  The IS PMO Director will report to the Chief Information Officer and will oversee approximately six project managers.  This position will be responsible for building the IS PMO team.  The IS PMO will work closely with the Enterprise PMO.

Responsibilities:

  • Centralize the project management function within the IS department and formalize governance and standardize methodology
  • Partner with leadership teams to ensure appropriate prioritization, planning, execution, communication, measurement, and leadership to enhance project success rate and accountability
  • Manage leadership expectations in terms of major initiatives status, scope, budgets, risks and quality
  • Develop project metrics and feedback measurements to ensure delivery of all IS projects according to PMO best practices, industry standards, and methodologies
  • Provide direct guidance on IS project resource planning, reporting, road mapping, prioritization, and budgeting
  • Work closely with the Enterprise PMO to prioritize resources and ensure collaboration across teams
  • Oversee the configuration, implementation, enhancement, administration, maintenance, and training for the organization’s automated PPM tools
  • Lead the Planning Division of IS to ensure the effective utilization of capital and operating budgets
  • Work in concert with the CIO and other leadership on healthcare technology trends (Ex: VNA strategy, consumerism in healthcare)
  • Facilitate IS leadership learning and planning retreats

 

Qualifications:

Required:

  • Master’s degree
  • 10+ years of experience in information systems and business/industry
  • Five or more years of leadership responsibility

Desired:

  • Extensive experience in strategic planning, budgeting, project planning and resource allocation
  • Demonstrated competency with implementing new PMO organizations
  • PMP
Gundersen Health System  has retained Kirby Partners to identify, qualify and present individuals for their Chief Information Officer Position.

 

Organization Overview

Gundersen Health System is a non-profit, comprehensive integrated healthcare network headquartered in La Crosse, Wis. Gundersen’s more than 7,000 employees serve 19 counties in western Wisconsin, southeastern Minnesota, and northeastern Iowa. Their network includes one of the nation’s largest multi-specialty group medical practices, teaching hospital, regional community clinics and hospitals, behavioral health services, vision centers, pharmacies, and air and ground ambulances. Consistently ranked among the top five percent of hospitals in the United States for clinical quality by independent healthcare ratings organizations, and the first health system in the country to achieve energy independence, Gundersen relentlessly pursues improved health for patients, their families and the communities it serves.

 

Chief Information Officer Position Highlights

The Chief Information Officer (CIO) will provide vision and leadership for developing and implementing information technology (IT), clinical engineering, telecommunications, and clinical/business data services initiatives that improve cost effectiveness, health care service quality, and business development in a constantly changing, competitive marketplace. Leads the organization in planning and implementing information systems to support both distributed and centralized clinical and business operations and achieve cost beneficial enterprise-wide IT operation. Serves and participates proactively with other members of the senior management team to develop and execute strategic plans to optimize the use of information technology in support of health care and business objectives. Participates in policy and decision making at the health care network level regarding resource allocation and future direction and control of proposed information systems. Guides and directs the development of IT infrastructure risk management, contingency planning, and system performance.

Regional Health has retained Kirby Partners to identify, qualify and present individuals for their Chief Medical Information Officer Position.

 

Organization Overview

Regional Health is a five-hospital system in the Black Hills area of South Dakota. Regional Health provides healthcare services to the 360,000 people who live in the region, as well as thousands of visitors each year.  The flagship hospital, Rapid City Regional Hospital, is the region’s leading medical center offering a broad scope of services.

 

Chief Medical Information Officer Position Highlights

The Regional Health CMIO will lead the development and implementation of automated support for clinicians and clinical analysts through researching, recommending, and facilitating major and advanced clinical information system initiatives.  In this role, the CMIO will provide reviews of medical informatics experiences and approaches, develop technical and application implementation strategies, manage implementation of advanced clinical information systems, assist in the development of strategic plans for clinical information systems, and provide project management for co-development relationships with the vendor community.