Chief Executive Officer

University of Illinois Hospital and Clinics Published: September 26, 2017
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UI Health, based in Chicago, is recruiting the CEO of University of Illinois Hospital and Clinics. A part of the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), the largest public research university located in the metropolitan Chicago area, UI Health comprises a clinical enterprise that includes a 495 bed tertiary care hospital, 22 outpatient clinics, and 13 Mile Square Health Center facilities, and the seven UIC health science colleges. As a leader in patient care, research and education, UI Health is committed to making positive and lasting differences in healthcare and in people’s lives.


The University of Illinois Hospital and Clinics is a public academic medical center committed to provide the highest quality care for all patients and to reduce health disparities. The only state-owned hospital in Illinois, it generates $672 million in net patient revenue with 810 physicians, 880 residents and fellows and 3,355 employees. In 2016 U.S. News & World Report ranked the hospital 8th in Chicago and across the state recognizing the efforts of improved outcomes for patients. In 2017, the hospital was named a “Most Wired” healthcare organization by Hospitals and Health Networks for the seventh consecutive year and 11 out of the last 12 years.


The position of CEO of the University of Illinois Hospital and Clinics reports to the UIC Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs and provides reports to the University of Illinois Board of Trustees’ University Healthcare System Committee. The CEO is the senior executive overseeing all aspects of the hospital and ambulatory clinics, accountable for the programs, growth, financial strength and quality of care. The CEO will lead efforts to optimize the Hospital and Clinics’ performance and collaborate with other UI Health leaders in meeting the missions of clinical care, education, research and community engagement.


Candidates will demonstrate success as an institutional leader that advocates for and supports the UI Health missions, will have at least 10 years of progressive senior leadership experience in an academic medical center, major teaching hospital or healthcare organization with comparable complexity in a competitive healthcare market. An advanced degree in business, healthcare administration, public health or related field is expected. Professional certifications are preferred.


Nominations and applications including a letter of interest and a resume or CV can be sent in confidence via email to Witt/Kieffer, the University’s executive search consultants, specifically Karen Otto, Christopher Colenda, MD, MPH and Ben Kenney (630-990-1370), at:


For fullest consideration, applicants must also apply at by October 25, 2017.


The University of Illinois at Chicago is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status or status as an individual with a disability. The University of Illinois may conduct background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

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