Hartford, CT – Connecticut Children’s Medical Center (Connecticut Children’s) has retained Witt/Kieffer to assist in the recruitment of a Chief Quality Officer (CQO). This is an outstanding opportunity to join an organization that is on a pathway of significant growth and innovation. The Connecticut Children’s Board of Directors has reaffirmed its commitment to grow and affiliate with a goal of remaining independent. To achieve a wide array of key strategies Connecticut Children’s has recruited several new executives, physician leaders and world-class physician scientists that bring a vast amount of strategic, clinical, research and operational expertise.
Connecticut Children’s is the only freestanding independent children’s hospital between Boston and Philadelphia with satellite facilities throughout Connecticut and western Massachusetts. The not-for-profit academic medical center is the home of the University of Connecticut School of Medicine Department of Pediatrics. Connecticut Children’s offers a broad range of services and is the principal training site not only for pediatrics, but for the pediatric components of many other graduate medical education programs. U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks Connecticut Children’s as one of the nation’s “Best Children’s Hospitals.”
Reporting directly to the Connecticut Children's President and Chief Operating Officer, the CQO sets the strategic agenda for quality and safety for all of Connecticut Children’s inpatient and ambulatory services. The new CQO will be a part of an executive team that thrives on both strategic growth and operational excellence. Given its size and being able to be nimble in strategy formulation and execution, Connecticut Children’s is uniquely positioned in a highly competitive New England market for pediatric healthcare.
Connecticut Children's seeks an accomplished physician leader with a track record of championing excellence, leading change and fostering engagement. To work collaboratively with a broad range of key stakeholders, the CQO will need to possess exceptional relational and team-building skills. The ideal candidate will have experience as a quality officer in a health system (preferably with a children’s hospital within the system), an adult hospital and/or a free-standing children’s hospital. This leader will have implemented an enterprise-wide approach to the measurement of quality and hardwired a culture of safety. Most importantly, candidates will have a passion for pediatric healthcare and enjoy working in a fast-paced environment that delivers world-class children’s healthcare.
The Chief Quality Officer will have the opportunity to live and work in an outstanding market. Hartford is known as the “insurance capital” of the United States, a title substantiated with Connecticut ranking No. 1 in the U.S. for insurance employment per capita, with many of those employers located in the Hartford region. U.S. News & World Report recently named Hartford as one of three up-and-coming places to live as the area provides access to a wide range of options for housing, great educational options and a wide variety of lifestyle options for food, arts, culture, entertainment and outdoor activities.
This is an outstanding opportunity for an accomplished physician leader who is passionate about enriching the quality and safety of patient care during a very exciting period of time for Connecticut Children’s. If you have an interest in this search, or a recommendation of others, please contact Dave Conner or Dan Dimenstein at email@example.com or 240-644-6032.