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Carle Health System - Medical Director, Heart and Vascular Institute

Urbana, IL

Job Description

Carle Health System, a physician led, vertically integrated healthcare system based in Urbana, Illinois, has retained Witt/Kieffer to conduct a national search for Medical Director of their Heart & Vascular Institute (HVI).

Carle Health System is seeking an innovative, dynamic and collaborative physician leader with a strong clinical and academic foundation.  The Medical Director will have clinical oversight for heart and vascular services across the System including cardiology and all associated cardiology sub-specialties, cardiovascular and thoracic surgery, vascular surgery, interventional radiology, and vascular medicine. 

The HVI Medical Director is responsible to ensure that HVI’s clinical programs provide coordinated, efficient, high quality care to patients in all HVI locations and across the continuum.  The HVI Medical Director understands and practices clinical medicine, articulates the vision of HVI as a regional leader in heart and vascular care, and motivates and leads others in shared improvement and growth efforts.

He/she must be strategically and operationally focused to allow the Institute to flourish clinically and to increase its reach as the provider of choice throughout the region but who also understands and can foster an academic environment.  He/she will be responsible for the growth and advancement of research, scholarly activity and teaching excellence of the Institute by continuing to raise the bar on medical education and developing a stronger commitment to the Institute’s research efforts.

The successful candidate will be an accomplished leader and outstanding clinician-scientist, who can grow and enhance a collaborative HVI service line for the future.  He/she will be an individual who has a passion for providing outstanding care, a desire to improve systems and processes to maximize efficiency, the leadership to engage clinicians and hold them accountable and a commitment to providing an environment conducive to enhancing education and growing research.  Carle Health System is closely aligned with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and, in partnership, has established the new Carle Illinois College of Medicine which will accept its first class in 2018.

Carle is anchored by the Level 1 trauma, 413-bed, Carle Foundation Hospital in addition to a 134-bed community hospital; a 25-bed critical access hospital; Carle Medical Group, the 425+ physician multispecialty group; the Health Alliance Health Plan and numerous health related businesses. 

The ideal candidate will be board certified in Cardiology, Vascular Surgery or Cardiothoracic Surgery and eligible for licensure in the State of Illinois.  An advanced degree such as a healthcare MBA, MHA, or comparable formal education in healthcare management and leadership, 10 or more years of clinical practice in cardiac and vascular medicine, 5 or more years clinical leadership in a multi-specialty heart and vascular group and/or experience as a physician executive of a clinical service line or clinical institute is strongly preferred.

Nominations, expressions of interest and applications may be submitted confidentially to the consultants assisting Carle Health System with this search, Linda Komnick, Sarah Zielke and Carl Fitch preferably via email, to or by phone at 469 454 2584.

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