Chief Administrative Officer (CAO)

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  • ShorePoint Health - Punta Gorda ShorePoint Health - Punta Gorda

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  • Full Time

Job Description

On August 17, 1947, ShorePoint Health Punta Gorda—then known as Charlotte Hospital—opened its doors with 18 beds and officially became Charlotte County’s first hospital. Over the years, as Charlotte County and its surrounding areas grew, so did its first hospital.

Today, ShorePoint Health Punta Gorda is a 208-bed Joint Commission Accredited hospital part of a regional network of two hospitals along the I-75 corridor. ShorePoint Health Punta Gorda features all-private patient rooms in the acute care setting, and offers inpatient behavioral health services, the Joint and Spine Center, a bariatric surgery program, an accredited hyperbaric and wound care center, and emergency care services.

ShorePoint Health Punta Gorda proudly serves residents in Charlotte, Sarasota, Lee, Collier and DeSoto Counties. Staff includes roughly 450 associates, with 300+ physicians representing more than 40 specialties. Supporting our health care staff is more than 100 volunteers who donate thousands of service hours each year.

 ShorePoint Health Punta Gorda offers patients the convenience of single-occupancy, private patient rooms at no additional cost. Patients at ShorePoint Health Punta Gorda can:
  • Receive extra privacy. You and your healthcare team will be able to communicate clearly without worry of disturbing another patient or patient family.
  • Stress less. With the single-occupancy rooms, there is plenty of room to accommodate your family, friends and support system to aide in your healing process.
  • Have more control of your environment in ways that are not possible in a shared room. Being able to control the volume on your television, listen to music or even close or open the window shades can be an important factor in your recovery.

In addition, all of our patient rooms have been updated to include fresh paint and additional accommodations for visiting family and friends such as seating and reading lights.

No one wants to be in the hospital, but the environment we have created at ShorePoint Health Punta Gorda was created with you and your loved one's comfort, health and recovery in mind.

The CAO will assist the Market Chief Executive Officer or Hospital Chief Executive Officer over multiple facilities in meeting or exceeding the yearly profit objectives, expense control and physician relations for the Hospital.  Develop sufficient skills and knowledge in order to be promoted to a Chief Executive Officer position.


  1.  Assist the hospital CEO/Market CEO with translating annual revenue and profit goals into specific plans that will achieve desired goals.
  2.  Assist the hospital CEO/Market CEO, in developing a strategy for increasing volume by targeting specific physicians on the medical staff as well as assessing needs for new physicians.


  1.  Assist the hospital CEO/Market CEO with achieving a balance between revenue and expenses.
  2.  Periodically review hospital’s department results and advise corrective actions to department managers.


  1.  Assist the hospital CEO/Market CEO with strategies for building stronger relations with the medical staff.
  2.  Provides suggestions on how to approach difficult problems with individual physicians.
  3.  Assist the hospital CEO/Market CEO with physician recruiting as well as identifying new services/product lines and capital expenditures.


  1.  Works with individual department manages to review performance, strengths and development needs and provide coaching.
  2.  Shares best practices from experience both internally and externally.
  3.  Suggests additional training that will assist department manager’s performance development.


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university (preferred major in Business Administration). 
  • Master’s degree in hospital and/or health care administration preferred.            


  • Minimum of three-four years of successful leadership in a hospital management position.  
  • Understanding of how to build revenue and physician practices.  
  • Basic knowledge of hospital financial systems required.  
  • Ability to recruit, lead, coach and develop employees in order to assist them in job success.  
  • Demonstrated business acumen.  
  • Must be able to problem solve, identify real issues and formulate solutions and to teach others as well.
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