Ardent Health Services (AHS) is a national, for profit, healthcare company headquartered in Nashville, TN. AHS includes 21 hospitals in seven states, more than 19,000 employees, nearly 600 employed physicians, and 3,578 licensed beds. Through partnerships with seven leading not-for-profit health systems and two physician joint ventures, AHS operates hospitals and multispecialty physician practices. These joint venture partners include The University of Kansas Health System, Seton Healthcare, Hackensack Meridian Health, Sacred Heart Health System and the University of New Mexico Health System.
Ardent Health Services invests in quality healthcare. AHS makes considerable investments in people, technology, facilities, and communities, producing high quality care and extraordinary results. Since 2001, those investments total more than $835 million. From newly constructed facilities and expanded services, to lifesaving technology and outstanding opportunities for employees, AHS is committed to providing its hospitals and clinics the tools needed to succeed.
AHS' work environment is built upon Behavior Standards, which include five key pillars: Service, Quality, People, Financial and Growth. These pillars represent who we are, what we do and how we operate. Our corporate office in Nashville, TN was recently named Best Places to Work by The Tennessean and seven of our hospitals were also named Best Places to Work by Modern Healthcare.
OUR MISSION: Ardent Health Services is a premier provider of health care services, delivered with compassion for patients and their families, with respect for employees, physicians, and other health professionals, with accountability for our fiscal and ethical performance, and with responsibility to the communities we serve.
OUR PHILOSOPHY: Every action we take at AHS is built on three key tenets:
· Ardent recognizes that each hospital is as unique as the community it serves.
· We believe in working with employees and physicians to improve the quality of care, patient safety and customer service and we measure all three continuously.
· We reinvest in our facilities – helping our hospitals expand services, enhance technology and add new programs that fulfill their missions.
The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) provides leadership and directs the overall operation of the facility consistent with the mission, values, and strategy of the facility. The CEO plans, organizes, applies, directs, controls, and evaluates all resources (human, facilities, equipment, capital, fiscal, and others) invested in the facility. The CEO uses all resources to generate measurable results to benefit the corporation, the community, the facility, the medical staff, and the patient.
Education: Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Hospital Administration, Health Care Administration, or Business Administration.
Experience: A minimum of five - (5) years’ experience in hospital administration.