Starling Physicians, a premier, physician-owned multispecialty group, seeks a dynamic leader to serve as its Chief Executive Officer. This is a unique opportunity for an outstanding medical practice leader to provide strategic and operational leadership for the largest independent medical group in the state of Connecticut.
The CEO will play an integral role in ensuring that Starling Physicians continues to succeed, develop and advance as a high performing, market-leading medical group. To that end, in collaboration with the Executive Board, the CEO will provide leadership for Starling’s evolution to a more fully integrated multi-specialty healthcare organization, and for guiding a process of further integration and standardization across Starling. The CEO will be committed to uphold and practice Starling’s vision and mission, while appreciating the interest of its shareholders -- fostering positive, engaged relationships across the organization.
The CEO reports directly to Starling Physicians’ 10-member Executive Board, working most closely with the Executive Committee. The CEO is directly supported by a management team comprised of the Chief Administrative Officer, the Chief Financial Officer, and the Chief Medical Officer, and physician leaders including Vice Presidents of Primary Care and Specialty Care.
The Ideal Candidate
The ideal candidate will be a dynamic, forward-looking, and engaging executive. He/she will demonstrate strong advocacy for physician-led integrated primary and specialty care. The ideal candidate will possess strong relationship management and political skills. He/she must be confident and self-assured, with the personal courage to lead and manage change. In addition, he/she will specifically possess:
Bachelor’s degree is required.
A post-graduate business degree and/or healthcare degree – MBA, MPH, MMM, MHA, etc. is highly desired.
Ten or more years of healthcare leadership experience, with a focus on medical/physician organization leadership, is required, including five or more years of experience in a significant multispecialty group leadership role.
Prior leadership experience within an independent medical group is preferred.
Leadership experience within an environment of post-merger or post-acquisition integration is preferred.
Both non-physician and physician (MD and DO) executives with relevant medical group leadership experience will be considered for this role. Inquiries and nominations are encouraged.
Starling Physicians is Connecticut’s largest independent, physician-owned and directed multi-specialty medical group. Starling Physicians was formed in 2016 through the merger of two leading area medical groups, Grove Hill Medical Group, founded in 1947, and Connecticut Multispecialty Group, founded in 1996.
Starling Physicians today includes more than 248 providers, practicing in 31 locations across Connecticut. These providers include 52 primary care physicians (pediatrics, family medicine, and internal medicine), 135 specialty physicians, and 61 advanced practice providers. Starling also provides additional patient services including diagnostic imaging, laboratory services, physical therapy, infusion centers, and dialysis access care. With a total of 743 team members and annual net revenue of $213 million, Starling Physicians cares for more than 188,000 individual patients in greater Hartford, with more than 1 million patient visits annually.
The Area – Central Connecticut
Greater Hartford, Connecticut, is an excellent place to live, work, and play. This metropolitan area, with a population of slightly more than 1,000,000 is located on the Connecticut River in central Connecticut and is easily accessible to major freeways. New York City, Boston, and the ski slopes of Vermont are each less than two hours away. The region offers a diverse economic base and housing options for a high-quality standard of community living. The region is economically solid and is home to an impressive array of companies, including Fortune 100 corporations. Connecticut schools consistently rank among the top in the nation.
Phillips DiPisa, an AMN Healthcare Company, and a leading retained healthcare executive search firm has been retained by Startling Physicians to conduct this important search.
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Internal Number: 21357
About Starling Physicians
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