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Virtua Health - Chief Executive Officer

Marlton, NJ

Job Description

Witt/Kieffer has been retained by Virtua Health to assist in the recruitment of a Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Virtua is seeking a visionary and inspirational President and CEO to lead one of the most innovative healthcare organizations in the country. This opportunity is available due to the planned retirement of Richard P. Miller, who is retiring after 21 years of service to Virtua.

Located in Southern New Jersey, Virtua is a $1.2 billion community health system that was formed in 1998 by the merger of two health systems. Since then, the system has evolved in innovative directions that include creating a values-based culture of caring, adopting Six Sigma and creating an environment modeled after Lean strategies, partnering with industry leaders such as GE and transforming a group of community-based hospitals into technologically advanced regional medical centers. Virtua has a strong market position in a vibrant, growing region which has helped Virtua maintain its AA bond rating and realize consistently positive operating performance.

The next President and CEO will be joining Virtua at an exciting time as the organization continues to prepare for the future of healthcare. The CEO will develop a vision and strategy that translates the trends and market dynamics into meaningful goals that will position Virtua for success in the future. In these efforts, the next CEO will work collaboratively with the Board of Directors and leadership team to shape a consumer-orientated strategy and ensure an accountable, high performing team and structures are in place that supports exceptional execution toward those goals.

The Board seeks candidates who bring a breadth of experience leading and preparing a growing, complex system for the future. The CEO will be well versed in leading and advocating in a time of transformational change in the delivery and financing of healthcare. It will be imperative that this individual demonstrate a restless commitment to improvement and excellence and she/he will be a creative, strategic leader with a track record of building consumer loyalty.

For more information, nominations or expressions of interest please contact the consultants supporting the search, Paul Bohne, Rachel Polhemus and Andrew Trechsel, at

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