Vice President, Medical Affairs – Owensboro, KY

The Murphey Group, Inc. has been retained to recruit a Vice President, Medical Affairs for Owensboro Health Regional Hospital (OHRH) in Owensboro, KY.  In 2013, a brand new state-of-the-art OHRH campus opened and is licensed to operate 477 beds, 30 transitional care beds, including a Level III NICU unit making OHRH one of the largest in Western Kentucky.

From a health system perspective, Owensboro Health is financially strong, serves over 12 counties in Western Kentucky and Southern Indiana, is comprised of Owensboro Health Regional Hospital, Owensboro Health Muhlenberg Community Hospital, Owensboro Health Medical Group (180 providers, 25 locations), and Owensboro Health Healthplex – new state-of-the-art outpatient facilities opened in Henderson, Madisonville, and Muhlenberg County.

This position is open due to the future retirement of the current VPMA.  Reporting to the System Chief Medical Officer, the VPMA at OHRH will be responsible for:

  • Partners with physician leaders to help lead the organization’s agendas for clinical quality and safety, patient experience, and cost of clinical care, including the development and implementation of policies and procedures; performance metrics, targets, and incentive systems; action plans for improvement; clinical pathways; coordination across the spectrum of care to outside organizations and providers; integration of quality, safety and efficiency into new models of care; researching internal and external best practices.
  • Provides a medical/physician perspective and expertise in the development and implementation of corporate objectives.
  • Represents Owensboro Health Regional Hospital on the Clinical Leadership and Clinical Integration Steering Committees.
  • Actively works with the Chief Medical Information Officer (CMIO) on protocols/care pathways/best practices that align with the clinical integration strategy.
  • Participates in the Owensboro Health Peer Review process as determined by the peer review structure.
  • Facilitates dispute resolution between providers as needed.
  • Investigates and addresses breaches of quality patient care or ethical conduct by medical staff members and makes appropriate recommendations to the Chief Medical Officer.
  • Facilitates discussions with providers on issues surrounding quality, variation, and performance improvement; including chart reviews to align practice patterns.

Owensboro, KY is the fourth-largest city in the state by population. Owensboro is located approximately 107 miles southwest of Louisville, KY and is approximately 135 miles northwest of Nashville, TN.  The 2015 population was 59,042 and the metropolitan population was estimated at 116,506.

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