Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

  • Location: Anchorage, AK
  • Posted: Sep 16, 2019

Job Description


One of the nations largest and most respected hospital management companies, Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE: UHS) has built an impressive record of achievement and performance. Steadily growing since its inception to an esteemed Fortune 500 corporation, UHS today has annual revenues of $10 billion and 83,000 employees. In 2019, UHS was recognized for the ninth consecutive year as one of the Worlds Most Admired Companies by Fortune; and in 2018, ranked #268 on the Fortune 500, and in 2017, listed #275 in Forbes inaugural ranking of Americas Top 500 Public Companies.

Our operating philosophy is as effective today as it was 40 years ago: Build or acquire high quality hospitals in rapidly growing markets, invest in the people and equipment needed to allow each facility to thrive, and become the leading healthcare provider in each community we serve. Headquartered in King of Prussia, PA, UHS has more than 83,000 employees and through its subsidiaries operates more than 320 acute care hospitals, behavioral health facilities and ambulatory centers in the United States, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the United Kingdom.

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) North Star Behavioral Health System

North Star Behavioral Health System is comprised of both inpatient and residential treatment programs in and around the Anchorage Alaska area for children, adolescent, teens, and adults. The entire system is comprised of 200-beds. North Star Hospital is an acute psychiatric hospital with three campuses comprised of inpatient beds for adolescent boys, children, and preteens. The Bragaw campus has the Chris Kyle Patriot Hospital with 18 inpatient beds for substance/Alcohol dependence and post-traumatic stress programs for first responders, military service members and veterans needing treatment. Bragaw campus also includes an 18 bed Adult acute unit for Substance/Alcohol dependence and mental health co-occurring disorders for those above the age of 18. The system also provides two 30 bed Residential Treatment Centers located on the main campus in Anchorage and the other in Palmer, AK.

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North Star Behavioral Health System is currently seeking a dynamic Behavioral Health Executive with a proven track record providing services in a for profit Behavioral Health Hospital/Residential Treatment Program or has managed a large Psychiatric/Behavioral Health department within a large Acute care Hospital. Candidates must show a strong employment history with progressive growth throughout their career. The ideal Chief Executive Officer (CEO) candidate will be responsible for directing the day-to-day operations, managing and developing staff, assuring high quality care, sound fiscal operations, maintaining a strong referral base and compliance with Joint Commission and CMS regulations while continually monitoring the facility's services and delivery systems.

Job Requirements
Job Duties/Responsibilities:

Accountable for creating an environment and culture that focuses on fulfilling the organizations mission, vision and values.
Operational management of clinical and non-clinical departments including but not limited to: Nursing, Admissions, Business Development, Process Improvement, Finance, Clinical Services, Regulatory Affairs that effectively drive patient care outcomes
Ensure hospital quality metrics are achieved through sound clinical processes following accreditation and regulatory agency guidelines.
Recruit physicians and staff in targeted specialty areas, coordinate medical staff participation in new hospital ventures and targets, develop new areas of medical care to offer at the hospital.
Supervise the development of more comprehensive outpatient care and ambulatory programs. Develop positive relationships with local industry, local government, potential key health care providers, and the general public.
Ensure the timely submission of month-end financial and operational reviews, contribute to the development of and participation in corporate-wide strategic planning efforts.
Communicate circumstances and events of operations to supervisor and other appropriate people to keep all apprised.
Achieve budgeted financial objectives.
Effectively manage contract negotiations and compliance with the commercial payor community.
Increase revenues and income before inter-company allocations, maintain or decrease the effective bad debt rate, achieve the margin percentage, and implement operating cost controls in the areas of staffing, supplies, purchased services, etc.
Focus on census building efforts and strategic planning.

Bachelor's Degree required, Master's Degree is preferred
Currently working as a behavioral executive, i.e. CEO at a Behavioral Health facility or as a Director of a large acute care facility with a large multi-unit psych department.
A working knowledge of behavioral health management practices and clinical operations.
An advanced knowledge of state and federal regulatory and various accreditation requirements related to behavioral health management.
Working knowledge of operations and financial management and marketing methods.
Ability to travel a minimum of 10% of the time.
This opportunity offers the following:

Challenging and rewarding work environment
Growth and development opportunities within UHS and its subsidiaries
* Competitive Compensation
Excellent Medical, Dental, Vision and Prescription Drug Plan
401k plan with company match
Generous Paid Time Off
Relocation benefits
Bonus opportunity
Car Allowance
UHS is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. Please, no phone calls or emails. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at UHS via-email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of UHS. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by UHS as a result of the referral or through other means.

*UHS is a registered trademark of UHS of Delaware, Inc., the management company for Universal Health Services, Inc. and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Universal Health Services, Inc. Universal Health Services, Inc. is a holding company and operates through its subsidiaries including its management company, UHS of Delaware, Inc. All healthcare and management operations are conducted by subsidiaries of Universal Health Services, Inc. To the extent any reference to "UHS or UHS facilities" on this website including any statements, articles or other publications contained herein relates to our healthcare or management operations it is referring to Universal Health Services' subsidiaries including UHS of Delaware. Further, the terms "we," "us," "our" or "the company" in such context similarly refer to the operations of Universal Health Services' subsidiaries including UHS of Delaware. Any employment referenced in this website is not with Universal Health Services, Inc. but solely with one of its subsidiaries including but not limited to UHS of Delaware, Inc.

North Star

2530 Debarr Road
Anchorage, AK 99508

Phone: (907) 264-3513



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