Providence Health & Services Chief Executive Officer - Covenant Health Partners - Lubbock, TX in Irvine, California


Providence St. Joseph Health is calling a Chief Executive Officer to Covenant Health Partners in Lubbock, Texas

The Covenant Health Partners CEO is responsible for the overall operation of Covenant Health Partners and Covenant ACO including implementation of growth and retention strategies, daily operations, assuring financial stability, development and implementation of new products, representing the ACO with Acute Care & Clinical Programs and Physician, Ambulatory and Clinical Services as a part of the integrated health system, and recruiting and retaining key staff. Additionally this position will is responsible for the strategic planning process for the Clinically Integrated Physician Group. The CEO is a key operational and strategic leader for the physician-led, clinically integrated provider delivery network of CHP. The CEO will work with the senior administration of Covenant Health and the Board of Directors of CHP to advance the strategic objectives of the organization, and to attain both the short term and long term objectives of the organization. The CEO will develop and maintain key relationships and partnerships and be the champion of the shared vision for coordinated care financial risk capabilities. Collaboration with physician leaders, operations and finance leaders and the Covenant Health enterprise is essential to ensure the continued development of a patient-centered health network that supports improvements in care through broad active participation by a wide range of aligned groups.

As health care evolves, our team is responding with a vision and core strategy to transform and innovate at scale. Providence St. Joseph Health (PSJH) and its affiliates continue to pioneer how care is delivered by sharing one strategic plan designed to improve the health of entire populations by supporting the well-being of each person the organization serves.


Above all, we are looking for a servant leader whose personal and professional background demonstrates a genuine passion for the mission and core values of PSJH. You have a style that emphasizes openness, collaboration, visibility, and connectivity. A strong, confident, results-oriented, and decisive leader with the capacity to balance the big picture and strategic perspective with a focus on operations and the details of execution. You can articulate how your work improves healthcare delivery in the communities that we serve.

In this position you will:

  • Represent CHP to the public, its constituencies, health care organizations, professional associations, purchases of healthcare services, governmental agencies, etc.

  • Evaluate business opportunities, monitors national and local trends, and maintains contacts in the community and with other health care providers to build innovative partnerships and programs that deliver value in new ways.

  • Maintain effective working relationships with Covenant Medical Group, Grace Clinic, medical staff, legal counsel, regulatory agencies Directs the strategic planning process, short term as well as annual goal-directed activities, and ensures achievement of strategic goals and objectives to position CHP for long-term success, consistent with Covenant’s established mission.

  • Oversee the ACO network build and ongoing maintenance of relationships with key provider partners. Includes contract negotiation, performance monitoring, oversight of risk-sharing models and financial reconciliation, and development of strategies with external provider partners to meet the obligations and maximize the performance of ACO contracts. Works with internal medical groups to meet the obligations and maximize the performance of ACO and risk contracts.

  • Lead building and maintaining relationships with major healthcare purchasers of CHP or risk products. Includes employers who work directly with the healthcare system and may include certain key relationships with traditional health insurance companies.

  • Responsible for growing the number of accountable managed care lives cared for in the Lubbock region

  • Prepare reports for the senior leadership and in turn the Board of Directors of CHP that reflect the progress and success of the organization.

  • Provide the necessary resources for managerial staff to develop plans for achievement of short and long-range goals and objectives.

  • Participate in the development of CIN policies, procedures and short and long range goals and objectives, and, local communities and other health systems, hospitals and organizations.

  • Manage relationships with any 3rd party vendors and/or Third Party Administrators and customers (including employers, State Government/Medicaid, consumers and health plans).

  • Provide direction and is accountable for the effective and efficient operation of CHP.

  • Determine and implements the organizational structure required to direct and manage CHP within the larger Covenant enterprise in a manner that is cost effective and maximizes the use of shared resources and services.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • 10 years direct people leadership experience in progressively responsible roles in a complex direct health care or health plan environment.

  • Ability to design, develop and implement highly complex programs, products, technical systems and policies that affect the overall direction of the ACO.

  • Demonstrated success in leading affiliation and business development initiatives in a multi-region or divisional, complex organization.

  • Experience and understanding of population health related operations – payer, risk based payment models, accountable care organizations, clinically integrated networks.

  • Experience in a high production, deadline-oriented professional work environment requiring multi-tasking, flexibility, and self-directed work desired.

  • Organizational, interpersonal, facilitation and communication skills, and the ability to manage shifting priorities are critical for success in this position.

  • Demonstrated success in leading multidisciplinary teams toward a shared need, shared vision and commitment to developing and implementing major initiatives that involve business development, strategic & financial planning and analysis, leadership of teams, communication across multiple disciplines, development of operational systems, process improvement and executive reporting

  • Possess good decision-making skills based upon a mixture of analysis, wisdom, experience, and judgment

  • Broad strategic thinker with a clear vision and a passion for Operational Excellence as a strategic philosophy.

  • Outstanding team and meeting facilitation skills including planning, design and execution.

  • Establishes strong team relationships, building trust and open communication.

  • Proven ability to produce high quality management and decision documents and tools for system-level leadership and governance.

  • Strong focused written and verbal communication responsive to the needs of the customers.

  • Self-starting and independent in managing multiple projects and accountabilities.

  • Strong team player with the ability to work effectively with leadership at multiple levels of the organization in a credible and professional manner.

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • M.H.A., M.B.A., or M.S. in healthcare administration, business administration, public health administration or a related field is strongly preferred.

  • 5 years of experience as a Senior Leadership Executive in a multi-specialty physician group, integrated healthcare system or health plan is preferred.


Providence St. Joseph Health was established on July 1, 2016, creating the second largest Catholic health system and fourth largest non-profit integrated delivery system in the country, which provides a broad range of health and outreach services throughout the western United States. With total revenues exceeding $20 billion in fiscal year 2015, the health system family includes 50 acute care hospitals as well as home health agencies, hospice care, outpatient services, skilled nursing facilities, insurance plans and physician organizations. Providence St. Joseph Health includes more than 100,000 caregivers, 829 outpatient clinics, 23,000 physicians, across seven states. The system has 1.9 million covered lives.

Providence St. Joseph Health was established on July 1, 2016, creating the second largest Catholic health system and fourth largest non-profit integrated delivery system in the country, which provides a broad range of health and outreach

The Providence St. Joseph Health family includes:

  • Providence Health & Services

  • St. Joseph Health

  • Covenant Health in West Texas

  • Facey Medical Foundation in Los Angeles

  • Hoag Memorial Presbyterian in Orange County, California.

  • Kadlec in Southeast Washington

  • Pacific Medical Centers in Seattle

  • Swedish Health Services in Seattle


Covenant Medical Group is a multispecialty group of more than 175 physicians and service a 1.2 million population base. Covenant Health is the only integrated health network in the region dedicated to a Christian mission of healing by caring for the whole person – body, mind and spirit – and by working with others to improve health and quality of life in our communities.

Covenant Medical Group is headquartered in Lubbock, Texas, the site of the Southwest's preeminent medical center between the Dallas / Fort Worth Metroplex and Phoenix. With a county population of 250,000 and serving an area of 1.2 million people in the region, Lubbock has many of the amenities of a large metropolitan area, international airport, great shopping and restaurants, and excellent public and private schools, yet retaining a wonderful "small-town" atmosphere.

Covenant Medical Group is a non-profit, tax-exempt medical foundation that is certified under Texas law to employ physicians and practice medicine. It is owned by Covenant Health System, but is self-governing in most aspects, other than fiscal matters. There is a Board of 12 physicians who provide the oversight of the group's strategic planning, policy development, recruitment and credentialing, quality improvement tasks, research, and medical education activities. All of the Board members are actively practicing within CMG. This self-governing aspect of CMG tends to make it quite physician-friendly in its policy development and planning in that the Board members are immediately personally impacted in their own practice by their Board decisions.

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Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence Health & Services is a not-for-profit Catholic network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services guided by a Mission of caring the Sisters of Providence began over 160 years ago. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Director / Executive

Location: California-Irvine

Req ID: 197342