Providence Health & Services Vice President, Chief Strategy Officer - Washington and Montana Region in Spokane, Washington


Providence St. Joseph Health is calling a Vice President, Chief Strategy Officer to Providence Washington and Montana Region.

The VP, Chief Strategy Officer is responsible and accountable for developing, implementing and monitoring key health system strategies and major tactics to enhance growth, access and effectiveness for the Providence Washington-Montana Region, consistent with the Mission, Values, goals and objectives of the Washington-Montana Region and Providence St. Joseph Health, the strategic priorities of the Region and the Service areas, and to better meet the needs of the citizens of Washington and Montana for quality health services. The role will include a focus on the effective organization and integration of the health system, integration of the strategic plan across System and Regional divisions: home and community services, hospitals, ambulatory services and clinical programs and will be accountable for Washington-Montana Region strategic planning, service line development and physician strategy. This position will explore and develop new business opportunities and partnerships that expand the Region’s geographic coverage of current programs into new markets, as well as new programs and services related to the healthcare ministry.

The position partners with other Washington-Montana executives in the development of varying business models to continue the ministry across the Region. Partnering with the Washington-Montana Executive Council and System executives, the position leads the development and analysis on all strategic issues including expansion beyond the Region. The position provides expert advice, counsel, and strategic planning to the Service Areas, Service Lines, and Shared Services as appropriate. The position is part of the Washington-Montana Executive Council and the Washington-Montana Operations Council.

The management portfolio held by this leader is notably diverse, with corresponding broad organizational implications and complexity, characterized by substantial scope of responsibility. The Washington and Montana Region includes six Service Areas with 13 hospitals, 6 diverse Medical Groups and over $4.7 billion in net operating revenue.

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:

  • Ensure that the mission and core values are forefront of all activities.

  • Participate actively in strategic planning and budgetary formation in conjunction with the Chief Executive, Chief Operating Officer, Chief Financial Officer and Service Area Chief Executives to ensure strong and focused operational and financial management of the acute care business.

  • Develop the strategic plan for the Washington-Montana Region.

  • Develop long-range strategic direction and strategic plan to ensure alignment of operational plans and objectives across the Washington-Montana Region and within the context of the System Strategic Plan and the Providence St. Joseph Health Mission and Values.

  • Explore and develop business opportunities and working closely with the Washington-Montana EVP/Chief Executive, Washington/Montana & Chief Executive Officer PHC to expand geographic coverage of current programs into new markets as well as new programs and services related to the delivery system.

  • Plan, coordinate and direct development and implementation of Region-wide annual planning process to ensure alignment of short and long range operational plans, goals and objectives across the Region and System, including alignment with financial strategies.

  • Provide leadership in support of the interests of physicians, physician organizations, including physician recruitment and development of relational models. Work with private practice physicians to develop partnership models. Coordinate with internal and external medical groups, other health systems, health plans, hospital and Shared Services employees to establish, design or provide an effective and efficient continuum of service to members and patients.

  • Assess macroeconomic issues impacting the Washington-Montana Region and develops solutions.

  • Direct the integration of Service Areas in the Region, and the various resources committed to strategic planning and business development.

  • Seek opportunities for growth and recommends the scope of existing programs and development of additional programs and System-wide efforts for business development.

  • Develop networks and relationships with community leaders, physicians, employers, and other providers to enhance the strategic position and health services provided throughout the Region and the Service Areas.

  • Serve as a member of the Washington-Montana Executive Council; attend various System meetings as directed by the EVP/Chief Executive, Washington/Montana & Chief Executive Officer PHC; represent the Region at community events and activities as requested.

  • Lead Telehealth and Outreach.

  • Coordinate process and application related to Certificate of Need in Washington State in coordination with system leaders.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Master’s Degree in Healthcare Administration, Health Planning, Business Administration or related field.

  • 7 – 10 years of senior leadership experience in a healthcare delivery organization, preferable an acute care organization that is part of a healthcare delivery system.

  • Personal values and ethics which are consistent with those of the Sisters of Providence, the Washington-Montana Region, and Providence St. Joseph Health.

  • Demonstrated skills in team building, problem solving, sound decision-making, innovation, and effective management of change.

  • A record of forming and implementing effective strategic alignment for an integrated delivery system.

  • Possess excellent interpersonal skills.

  • Broad knowledge and understanding of the trends and changes taking place in health care and their implications.

  • Strong ability to lead teams and maintain positive professional development.

  • A track record of successful large project implementations.

  • Demonstrated business savvy to work effectively with other executives to achieve key business and technology goals.

  • Demonstrated project management skills.

  • Working knowledge of integrated delivery systems, supporting business models and varying partnership alignments.

  • Experience with acquisitions, mergers and divestitures.

Preferred qualifications for this position include:



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.

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


In 1886, the Sisters of Providence arrived in the Spokane region on a mission to help those in need. 130 years later, our 12 ministries and 8,000 employees of Providence Health Care in Eastern Washington are still devoted to that calling. Providence Health Care is headquartered in Spokane, Washington and serves the Inland Northwest Region (eastern Washington through central Montana, northern Idaho and north central Oregon). PHC has established a robust long range strategic plan which includes descriptive clinical sites throughout the Spokane region, regional and rural affiliations, information system provisioning for affiliate organizations, joint ventures with other clinicians and care providers, and has established close relationships with local insurers to develop an integrated delivery organization. PHC is the largest employer in the region and provides in excess of $100 million per year in community benefit through the provision of care to the poor, contribution to community organizations, and services provided within PHC.

PHC is responsible for $1.1 billion in net revenue, generated from 190,000 patient days of care, 330,000 outpatient visits, 39,500 admissions and a full service acute care and outpatient delivery system. PHC employs 8,000 employees including 690 physicians and related clinical providers. Together with Group Health, an integrated delivery network made up of Providence Medical Group Physicians and 120 Group Health Physicians allows for a delivery network representing 400 of the 1,000 physicians in Spokane County. Recognized as one of the “most wired” hospital networks in the US, PHC utilizes Epic documentation systems throughout the service area.

Sacred Heart Medical Center & Children’s Hospital is the largest medical center and children’s hospital in eastern Washington with 821 licensed beds and combines with Holy Family Hospital with 272 beds in the Spokane market to provide care for approximately 65 percent of all patients served. Sacred Heart Medical Center & Children’s Hospital serves as a regional referral tertiary trauma teaching hospital. It offers heart and kidney transplants, advanced robotic surgery, a heart and vascular center, a full spectrum woman’s and children’s services, an advanced neurosurgical institute, level II trauma care, and cancer services among others. PHC also includes two rural critical access hospitals in Stevens County as well as employing physicians who are the principal provider network in Stevens County. A rural training track for family practice residency exists within the rural communities and emanates from the family practice residency sponsored by Sacred Heart Medical Center. Medical education is an important aspect of work for PHC and includes primary sponsorship of numerous residency programs.

PHC closely affiliates with our continuum care providers and has access to a full continuum of care for the population in the area. The full spectrum of services is offered in a faith based atmosphere of caring for the whole person and achieving top quality results. Additional ministries include Providence Medical Park, St. Joseph Care Center & Long-term Care Unit, Emilie Court Assisted Living, Providence VNA Home Health, Holy Family Adult Day Health, DominiCare, numerous joint ventures including Inland Imaging, InnerPacific Alliance for Cancer Care (an alliance of PHC, Cancer Care Northwest and Kootenai Health), and CareUnity (Group Health/Providence, LLC).

Inland Northwest Health Services (INHS) was formed in 1994 as a non-profit organization to deliver on a founding mission – bringing high-quality, cost-effective health care to patients and customers through innovative and successful collaborations of health care services. INHS oversees a variety of health care businesses and services that work together to improve outcomes, lead the way in health care innovation and create healthier communities.

St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute, the region’s only Level I Trauma Rehabilitation hospital, St. Luke’s provides medical rehabilitation services for people of all ages. Thousands of patients choose St. Luke’s for inpatient rehabilitation services at the main campus and outpatient therapy services at several locations throughout Spokane.

Engage has grown to provide Meaningful Use services, advanced clinical and financial systems, hardware integration, hosting and consulting services for more than 100 hospital and physician office customers throughout the nation. With 20 years of health IT and MEDITECH experience, Engage has more than 200 analysts evaluating, implementing and supporting complex hospital environments.

COHE Community of Eastern Washington, a collaborative program funded by the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries, COHE Community of Eastern Washington is focused on the goals of improving injured worker outcomes and preventing disability. Our COHE coordinates with health care providers, employers, labor unions and the injured worker in a cooperative effort to get people back on the job safely and efficiently.

Health Training brings the latest health care information to regional and national health care providers and EMS agencies. Meeting industry standards and certifications, Health Training’s nationally-recognized classes are for health care providers at every level - from first time provider to instructor - level professionals through in-person and online classes.

Northwest TeleHealth, a robust video-conference network providing live, confidential interaction between healthcare organizations in support of patients in rural settings. Northwest TeleHealth benefits rural communities by providing access to urban medical resources such as patient consults with specialty providers, health education, medical training, business administration and other health care related activities.

Community Wellness provides a central location for health education, prevention, screenings, interventions and wellness assessments. Community Wellness conducts assessments, screenings and education on topics including tobacco cessation, obesity prevention, weight management, health coaching and diabetes. Community Wellness also works with businesses, providing comprehensive corporate health and wellness programs for their employees.

Kadlec Health System, named for Lieutenant Colonel Harry Kadlec who helped build the infrastructure to support the 50,000 person workforce that constructed the Hanford nuclear site in the 1940s. Today Kadlec is a thriving healthcare organization of more than 3,300 caregivers in a growing Tri-Cities (Richland, Pasco, and Kennewick) community.


The campus includes a medical center, cancer center and primary and specialty clinics including:

  • Kadlec Regional Medical Center –270 beds; 3,304 caregivers; nearly 200 employed providers

  • Kadlec Healthplex–more than 20 outpatient services from cardiac rehab to physical, speech and occupational therapy, to wound care and hyperbaric medicine

  • Kadlec Clinic Physician Practices–primary and specialty care practices throughout the Tri-Cities and surrounding region

Established in 1873 by the Sisters of Providence to compassionately serve those in need in Missoula valley. Today Providence Western Montana Region (WMR) still serves its communities with compassionate Mission-based care via two medical campuses and several specialty and primary care clinics.


  • Providence St. Patrick Hospital –273 beds, Level II trauma center, International Heart Institute, Montana Cancer Center

  • Providence Medical Group–35 primary and specialty locations, 160 physicians and mid-levels, 9 Medical Homes

  • Providence St. Joseph Medical Center–Level 3 Patient Center Medical Home, St. Joseph Retirement Center

  • Northern Rockies Healthcare Alliance–Statewide Accountable Care Organization in partnership with Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth’s St. Vincent Healthcare

More information about Providence Health & Services can be found at at .

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits - see our website for details

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: Washington-Spokane

Req ID: 199262