Vice President - VP - Strategy and Business Development

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Unit Description

Care Site Description
Saint Joseph Hospital is part of SCL Health, a faith-based, nonprofit health care organization.
Interested in making a difference? Then check us out. Our rich heritage and mission, and our focus on health care delivery that values person-centered care, excellence and accountability are a winning combination as we bring health – and hope – to our patients.
Fast Facts
  • Denver (estab.1873)
  • Largest acute care provider in Denver area
    • 2,397 associates, 1,332 medical staff, 108 residents
    • 371 beds
    • New $623 million, 360-bed, 826,000-square-foot replacement facility (December 2014)

Services & Expertise

  • Breast Care Center
  • Cardiovascular Services
  • Center for Women and Infants
  • Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Emergency Services
  • Medical Imaging
  • Orthopedics
  • Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Rehabilitation
  • Surgical Care
  • Weight Loss Surgery Center

Kudos: Saint Joseph Hospital offers excellence across the continuum of care for patients.



Leads SCL Health’s business development efforts for inpatient, ambulatory, and service lines for Saint Joseph Hospital (SJH).  Key responsibilities include the development and implementation of strategies and actions to advance overall growth of the organization, including enhancing existing service lines, creating physician alignment in primary and specialty care, new business opportunities, and potential partner organizations, all in alignment with the care site executive team and the greater SCL Health strategies and objectives. In addition, SJH has created a unique partnership with National Jewish Health through a Joint Operating Agreement (JOA). The SJH business development leader will sit on the JOA executive team and a significant portion of this role will be dedicated to the development and execution of the JOA’s growth strategy.  This is a strategic role that requires hands-on work with data, analytics, and building relationships.


  • Identifies new business opportunities in support of: SCL Health’s objectives; the needs of the community, hospital, and medical staff; and the care site strategic plan
  • Strengthens market position by sourcing and developing new business opportunities with a special emphasis on increased ambulatory services, and services needed to offer a comprehensive care continuum
  • Leads formulation of strategies, business plans and financial pro forma statements, and champions the same to gain support and funding of proposed initiatives
  • In collaboration with other leadership team members, reviews strategic initiatives and service line growth strategies on a regular basis to identify growth opportunities and evaluate performance against business objectives. In cases where performance varies negatively from objectives, develops and implements necessary midcourse corrections and/or implements exit strategy
  • Participates in care site strategic plan development using a data driven approach with accountability for overseeing implementation/execution of defined strategies and measurement of success
  • Develops and manages key programmatic and service line work streams with the National Jewish Joint Operating Agreement (JOA) to ensure continuous integration and improvement with the partnership
  • Conducts ongoing environmental assessment with the intent of positioning care site to respond opportunistically to current and further internal and external healthcare trends
  • Partners with both clinical and administrative leaders to drive the strategic growth and development of all clinical service lines, ensuring the comprehensive health needs of the community are served
  • Supports and consults on physician contracting activities to ensure compliance, aligned performance metrics and incentives, and to drive quality outcomes through financial stewardship
  • Supports, consults, and is a liaison to SCL Health Provider Services’ strategic priorities; aligns care site priorities and needs, including provider services growth, recruitment, on-boarding, real estate planning, and marketing
  • Promotes mission, vision, and values of SCL Health, and abides by service behavior standards.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.  



  • Bachelor’s Degree in health administration, business, or related field of study.
  • Seven (7) years of demonstrated experience with strategic planning, and business and growth development
  • Five (5) years of job-specific experience in the healthcare industry, and
  • Four (4) years of related management/leadership responsibility.
  • Master’s Degree in health administration, business administration, or public administration.
  • Combination of inpatient, ambulatory, and service-line experience.
Organization: Saint Joseph Hospital, Denver, CO
Primary Location: CO-Denver/Boulder/Surrounding Areas-Denver
Department: ESS-Strategy & Operation Imp
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Shift
Job Posting: 6/15/2017 11:00:48 PM
FTE: 1.0
Job Number: 17004565
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