Assistant Chief Executive Officer (ACEO)

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  • ShorePoint Health - Port Charlotte ShorePoint Health - Port Charlotte

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  • Full Time

Job Description

ShorePoint Health Port Charlotte is a Joint Commission Accredited hospital part of a regional network of six hospitals and more than 70 clinics along the I-75 corridor. Our 254-bed full-service facility offers services in emergency careprimary stroke center, orthopedics and the only licensed obstetric and pediatric units and Level II neonatal intensive care unit in Charlotte County. The on-campus ShorePoint Heart Center is an accredited chest pain center with PCI offering a range of cardiac services. ShorePoint Health Port Charlotte proudly serves residents in Sarasota, Charlotte, Lee, Collier and DeSoto Counties. Staff includes roughly 900 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.

Founded in 1962, growth and community involvement continue to be prominent themes at ShorePoint Health Port Charlotte with more than 50 years of service in Charlotte County. Founded by a group of local physicians who were passionate about serving the city's expanding population, ShorePoint Health Port Charlotte's original 50-bed hospital opened on June 4, 1962. There were three full-time physicians and one part-time physician associated with ShorePoint Health Port Charlotte at this time.

Since then, this small, one-story community hospital has grown into a Joint Commission Accredited hospital that is appropriately known as Your Hospital for Life. ShorePoint Health Port Charlotte is committed to caring for people throughout their cycle of life, including welcoming newborns, preventing illness, providing acute care, managing declining health and ensuring compassionate care for the dying. Recognized locally as a leading health care provider, ShorePoint Health Port Charlotte is large enough to offer the range of care that you and your family need, but small enough to provide the personal attention that you and your family deserve.

As part of the CEO Development Program, this position will require relocation within an acceptable timeframe for promotion/transfer. 

As a member of the Hospital's senior management team, the Assistant Chief Executive Officer (ACEO) will participate in operational decision-making processes necessary for the successful attainment of the hospital's mission in addition to maintaining an awareness of changes in healthcare matters that could have an impact on the success of the hospital. 
The responsibilities of the ACEO include, but are not limited to: 

  • Completion of specific administrative projects, certain assigned functions and departments as assigned by key hospital management
  • Assisting with or fully coordinating facility and program planning budget preparation, administering hospital policy formulation
  • Representing the hospital at various professional, civic and governmental organizations and meetings.
  • Partnering with physicians who use, or will use, the hospital;  taking a role in the recruiting and retention of physicians 
  • Working with the Chief Executive Officer to ensure the hospital meets necessary regulatory and compliance approvals and quality accreditations in conjunction with the hospital's Chief Nursing Officer 
  • Working with the Chief Executive Officer to create an environment that will encourage the recruiting and retention of qualified hospital employees
  • Analyzing areas in planning, promoting and conducting organization-wide performance improvement activities
  • Assisting in planning of new services that generate additional sources of profitable revenue
  • Assisting in managing costs by continually seeking data that will identify opportunities and take action to eliminate non-value costs in conjunction with the hospital's financial and nursing officers
  • Participating in the hospital's monthly operation reviews as well as participating in corporate office meetings as deemed necessary

This position reports directly to the CEO and in the absence of the CEO, the ACEO may be required to interpret hospital policy and provide guidance.  


  • Must possess a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration or related field from an accredited institution
  • Master of Healthcare Administration or MBA with Healthcare concentration degree also required.


  • Minimum 2 years recent hospital experience in a managerial position
  • Experience in physician relations or recruitment helpful


  • Must be proficient in written and verbal communication skills
  • Must have proven ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with physicians, hospital staff and community
  • Ability to maintain confidential information concerning personal, financial, or medical matters
  • Must have knowledge of technical and professional skills management, general principles of human resource management, labor relations and hospital economics
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