SSM Health

Internal Number: R141505


  • Supports SSM Health Ministry Markets/Lines of Business in achieving strategic goals by leading cross-functional teams through operational improvement initiatives resulting in improved efficiencies, advancing operational standardization and achievement of growth plans and strategies.
  • Responsible for inspiring, innovating and implementing transformational strategies to respond to internal and external drivers, as well as challenging existing practices, and partnering with stakeholders to identify innovative ways of achieving strategic KPI’s and goals.
  • A growth-oriented leader with demonstrated success in developing systems and executing strategies to implement a continuous improvement program and culture that delivers substantive productivity and/or profitability gains year over year.
  • Act as a senior advisor to provide value-added collaboration with the operational and clinical executive leaders to ensure prioritization of initiatives and identified solutions are in alignment with the overall objective and strategy of the organization.
  • Oversees the Continuous Improvement team within the system to provide strategic and operational guidance, resourcing, and program/project management expertise to support consulting engagements, operational improvements, and processes identified as strategic priorities of the organization.
  • Leads advanced process improvement activities through engagement of teams, subject matter experts, stakeholders and bench marking.
  • Utilizes lean principles and systems thinking to identify complex interrelated processes that contribute to the success and failures of an organization.
  • Facilitates complex accelerated improvement workshops for value stream analysis, standard work, improved throughput, quality improvement, cost reduction, workplace organization and other objectives.
  • Partners with system VP’s to identify best countermeasures and combined solutions to address root causes.
  • Provides expert advice and leadership in implementing action plans and development of sustainment/control plans for solutions.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Master’s degree or bachelor’s degree with equivalent experience


  • Ten years’ experience, with five years’ in leadership

Named 150 Top Places to Work in Healthcare 2023 – Becker’s Healthcare

Named One of America’s Greatest Workplaces for Diversity 2023 – Newsweek

Named One of America’s Greatest Workplaces for Women 2023 – Newsweek

SSM Health is a Catholic, not-for-profit health system serving the comprehensive health needs of communities across the Midwest through a robust and fully integrated health care delivery system. The organization’s 40,000 team members and more than 12,800 providers are committed to providing exceptional health care services and revealing God’s healing presence to everyone they serve.

With care delivery sites in Illinois, Missouri, Oklahoma and Wisconsin, SSM Health includes 23 hospitals, more than 300 physician offices and other outpatient and virtual care services, 13 post-acute facilities, comprehensive home care and hospice services, a pharmacy benefit company, a health insurance company and an accountable care organization. It is one of the largest employers in every community it serves.

To request additional information, confidentially submit your interest, or nominate a fellow colleague, please contact:

Angela Jones

Executive Talent Acquisition



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