Medical Director for Brain and Spine Division at Southern Healthcare System

A healthcare system in the South is seeking a Medical Director to lead the Brain and Spine division, which has grown significantly in the past several years to include Neurology, Neurosurgery, Acute rehab, and outpatient rehab. The Neurosurgery department has three neurosurgeons trained in spine, complex spine, and vascular neurosurgery. The Brain and Spine department have begun to dedicate resources to the development of research within the Neurosciences department; these efforts will continue to expand with the addition of the MS clinic and the Movement Disorders program as well as with the expansion and interest of the providers who join the team.

You will be joining and leading a 3 surgeon and 4 APP neurosurgery group that is expanding into a multimillion-dollar complex in 2025. This is an excellent group of surgeons and APPs who will work to help bring the new leader up to speed to help service the busy community hospital.

The medical group for the hospital comprises 500+ Physicians and Advanced Practice Providers and serves a population of 600,000 in the region. The group offers an integrated healthcare system, including 4 hospitals, 5 regional medical centers, 70+ physician practices, including primary care, medical, and surgical specialists. You’ll find the kind of leadership (physician-led), forward-thinking, and partnerships necessary to thrive in today’s healthcare marketplace.

The system is continuing to grow, with plans to expand into a larger campus in the next few years. These plans include the construction of a new specialty office building, which will house the Brain and Spine programs along with other surgical specialists. In addition, a new patient care tower will house an additional 100 patients. The emergency department will be replaced and made a part of the new tower. The new Emergency Department will include 71 treatment bays, five trauma bays and four imaging rooms. Enhancements will include a split flow model of care to expedite and enhance patient experience of care, an integrated EmPATH psychiatric patient space, super track/imaging/results lounge and improved connectivity and utilization of the ED observation unit.

Position Highlights:
• 358-bed hospital
• 80% clinical and 20% protected admin time built in
• Level II Trauma Center
• Dedicated Neuro ICU and Neuro Intermediate Unit
• Neuro ICU led by board certified Neurocritical care physician
• 24/7 In-house Critical Care Coverage
• Acute Rehab
• Primary Stroke Center
• Neurointervention, epilepsy, and movement disorders as part of the Brain & Spine Service Line
• Collaborative approach to care in partnership with IP/OP Rehab, PM&R
• Currently amid developing a comprehensive spine collaboration to provide cohesive spine care for the community
• Dyad led service line model
• Two primary practice sites with additional satellite clinics in nearby towns

Leadership Responsibilities:
• Provide leadership for the Brain & Spine service line to design and implement systems of care that engage patients and caregivers alike to achieve optimal outcomes for patients with neurological conditions in partnership with the service line medical director and administrative leadership.
• Partner with providers, administration, nursing, and frontline caregivers to continually improve operational performance of the service line across all sites
• Opportunity to lead efforts to develop spine care delivery systems systemwide and throughout the community
• Provide leadership for transitioning to value-based payment systems
• Member of Brain and Spine Council that sets strategy, finance, and quality for service line

Area Highlights:
Located in a thriving city known for its history, outdoor beauty, and quality of life, it is big enough to offer amenities such as convenient air and Amtrak service, yet small enough to be free of traffic congestion and urban crime rates. Enjoy being centrally located from lakefront communities, coastal beaches, mountaintop trails, and ski slopes. The community is surrounded by four universities and colleges providing diversity in the community and opportunity for undergraduate and graduate education. The area provides a broad range of housing options, acclaimed schools, a vibrant arts community, and temperate weather.

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Position #5344-1
Specialty: Neurosurgery
Subspecialty: Cerebrovascular, Endovascular, General Neurosurgery, Spine
Region: South Region

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