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Company: Methodist Healthcare System
Location: San Antonio, TX
Career Level: Executive
Industries: Healthcare, Pharmaceutical, Biotech



SHIFT: No Weekends

SCHEDULE: Full-time

Last year alone, our HCA Healthcare colleagues invested over 156,000 hours volunteering in our communities. As a team member, you can be a part of an organization that is devoted to giving back!

We are committed to providing our employees with the support they need. At HCA, we offer an array of medical, dental, and vision packages as well as several add-on perks to make your benefits package truly customizable to you and your family needs. Some of our unique benefits we offer include:

◦Tuition Reimbursement/Assistance Programs
◦Paid Personal Leave
◦401k (100% annual match – 3%-9% of pay based on years of service)
◦Identity Theft Protection discounts
◦Auto, Home, and Life Insurance options
◦Adoption Assistance
◦Employee Stock Purchase Program (ESPP)



The HCA San Antonio Division, Methodist Healthcare, is comprised of eight acute care hospitals: seven in the metropolitan San Antonio area and one rural facility just south of San Antonio. The facilities include the flagship referral center, Methodist Hospital, as well as Methodist Children's Hospital, Methodist Hospital |Specialty and Transplant, Methodist Hospital | Texsan, Methodist Hospital | Metropolitan, Methodist Hospital | Stone Oak, Methodist Hospital | Northeast, and Methodist Hospital | Atascosa. Methodist Healthcare is the market leader in San Antonio in terms of both clinical quality and market share. The system provides a broad scope of services including advanced cardiovascular, oncology, surgical and transplant services. Methodist provides solid organ transplant services for heart, kidney, liver and pancreas and is the high volume center in the US for related donor kidney transplants. The liver transplant program leads the US in 3 year survival rate. Other highlight programs include adult and pediatric bone marrow transplantation, advanced heart failure and VAD, ECMO, pediatric heart surgery, complex aortic surgery, gynecological oncology, robotic surgery, and burns.

Methodist Healthcare is a unique 50-50 partnership between HCA and the not-for-profit Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas. Methodist Healthcare is a mission-driven organization, “Serving humanity to honor God by providing exceptional and cost effective healthcare accessible to all.”

All Methodist Healthcare facilities received an “A” grade from Leapfrog in the most recent assessment. The system has made tremendous progress in advancing the quality agenda over the past 1.5 years. The new leader will have the opportunity to work with a high-performing division quality team in a collaborative environment.  


The Division Vice President of Quality is responsible for managing and coordinating quality and risk initiatives, and Patient Safety, in order to support the division strategic plan and goals, and meet HCA quality objectives and standards. In this regard, s/he will have responsibility for facilitating and coordinating activities in: • Clinical excellence and patient safety • Process improvement and outcomes management • Regulatory readiness Coordinates his/her work closely with the HCA Clinical Services Group, the Division Chief Medical Officer, the Division VP of Performance Improvement, and the Director of Case Management. Responsible for ensuring facility compliance with The Joint Commission, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Conditions of Participation, licensure and other standards, rules and regulations.


Improves Quality by:



Leading the continuing development of the clinical quality infrastructure across the division. Insuring that resources are leveraged to maximize support of the hospitals and achievement of goals.

Facilitating the growth of division and hospital knowledge regarding quality, clinical performance and related areas, including the dissemination of “best practices” across the division.

Leading division-wide standardization in targeted process improvement initiatives, and evaluating success through pre-established criteria.

Supporting facility's response to Serious Patient Adverse Events (SPAE)

Leading proactive patient safety activities to create hospitals that are high reliability organizations, as reflected in reduced errors, elimination of unsafe processes, and increased involvement of staff and physicians toward a culture of safety.

Contributing to the achievement of business and financial goals through optimal division performance in quality and patient safety.

Interfacing with appropriate personnel at HCA to leverage corporate resources, programs, tools, and methodologies for benefit of division hospitals.

Collaborating with and supporting hospital quality, risk, safety and infection prevention leaders to achieve top ranking in national and state publicly reported data initiatives.

Participating in regular analysis of division quality and risk performance data, and planning steps for ongoing improvement.

Working with Division CMO and Division Data Analyst to support data analysis, reporting, and outcomes improvement. Contributing to ongoing enhancement of division quality reporting methods and dashboards.

Continuously monitoring and evaluating quality outcomes for patient care across the division, while noting trends, and identifying and prioritizing opportunities to improve.

Ensuring the data is reported to approved third parties, such as Leapfrog, VON, NHSN, NCDR & STS databases, etc.

Assisting facilities in building a proactive quality department by implementing tracer teams responsible for identifying processes that are non-compliant with Joint Commission, COP, Title 22 and other regulatory requirements.

Facilitating and/or lead clinical process improvement teams as needed to achieve quality improvement goals.

Serving as a regulatory resource regarding state and federal regulations and standards, including but not limited to CMS, Joint Commission, CDC and California and Nevada laws.

Staying current with NQF, AHRQ, Leapfrog, IHI and other quality performance initiatives.

Demonstrating personal responsibility for professional development, and promoting and supporting such development with division hospital quality directors and risk managers.

Promoting a culture that is positive, values individual strengths, takes risks, and is committed to optimal patient care, and compliance with standards.

Attending HCA-mandated training and meeting all ethics and compliance standards and requirements. Developing and implementing division level projects as directed by Division CMO. 


You contribute to our success! Every role has an impact on our patients' lives and you have the opportunity to make a difference. We are looking for a dedicated leader like you to be a part of our team. 


•Bachelor's degree in a related field required
•Master's degree MHA, MBA, MSN, or related field
•5+ years of experience in clinical and quality improvement 
•Management experience 
•Previous experience within a multi facility environment preferred
•Clinical licensure, preferably RN preferred
•Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ) preferred


HCA Healthcare is a comprehensive healthcare network where 265,000 people across more than 1,800 care facilities are all committed to creating a positive impact. It's an organization that exists to give people healthier tomorrows. Our scale enables caregivers to deliver great outcomes for patients and gives colleagues unparalleled opportunities to grow. What matters most to our diverse and talented colleagues is giving people the absolute best healthcare possible. Every day, we seek to raise the bar higher, not just for ourselves, but for healthcare everywhere. We have been continually named a World's Most Ethical Company by Ethisphere since 2010. In 2018, we spent an estimated $3.3 billion in cost for the delivery of charitable care, uninsured discounts, and other uncompensated expenses.

If you find this opportunity compelling, we encourage you to apply for our opening. Highly qualified candidates will be directly contacted by a member of our team. We are actively interviewing, so apply today!

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.



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