Vice President, Women’s and Children’s Services

Oregon Health & Science University Published: April 13, 2017
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Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) invites nominations, inquiries, and applications for the position of Vice President, Women’s and Children’s Services.  This critical leadership position provides strategic and operational leadership for Doernbecher Children’s Hospital and Women’s Services, and how OHSU provides high-quality healthcare, patient and family services.  For the seventh consecutive year, Doernbecher Children’s Hospital was named among the best children’s hospitals in the United States according to U.S. News & World Report.

Based in Portland, Oregon, OHSU is the state’s only comprehensive public health and research university.  OHSU educates and trains the health care professionals needed by Oregon communities and provides care to Oregonians with the most difficult health challenges.  OHSU ranks 28th in the nation in NIH funding, and total award dollars including philanthropy exceed $389M.  OHSU has distinct national strengths in multiple specialties, including cancer which draws patients from around the country and the world for innovative therapies and treatments.

The Vice President for Women’s and Children’s Services has P&L responsibility for business units that generate $185M in net patient revenue, oversight of 903 FTEs, and an expense budget of $134M.  In addition, the Vice President partners with physician leadership, community leaders, service line directors, OHSU Healthcare leadership, and other stakeholders to identify strategic opportunities for success, translate strategies into business plans, and guide implementation to achieve goals and objectives.  The individual also provides leadership for Women and Children’s services within the OHSU Partners system.  The Vice President leads a high-performance team to ensure strong quality while pursuing cost-effective strategies to increase services and census for Women’s and Children’s services.

Inquiries, nominations, and applications are invited.  Nominations and CVs may be submitted confidentially via email to  Inquiries may be addressed to Sarah Zielke or Ben Kenney, the Witt/Kieffer consultants supporting this search at 630-990-1370.

Oregon Health & Science University values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. We are proud of our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status, including disability status and protected veteran status. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply.

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