Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

  • Location BILOXI, MS (Merit Health Biloxi)
    Full Time
  • Department Hospital Administration
  • Field C Suite Facility NQDCP
  • Location BILOXI, MS (Merit Health Biloxi)

  • Department Hospital Administration

  • Field C Suite Facility NQDCP

  • Full Time

Job Description

Merit Health Biloxi is a 153-bed acute care facility, including a Level III Trauma Center located in downtown Biloxi. The six-story facility provides a broad scope of advanced medical technology and services. Facility features include all private rooms, 24-hour emergency servicesMRI, specialized programs with emphasis on women and children, an oncology program, a cardiology programimaging centers and specialty clinics and a sophisticated robotic platform.

Merit Health Biloxi is obligated to the community to provide quality care and service to our patients. Through the years, we have maintained high patient and physician satisfaction scores and patient and physician loyalty. We are able to do this through our many dedicated physicians and employees who are committed to providing our patients with the best care possible.

Our Mission
We help people get well and live healthier.

Our Vision
We envision Merit Health Biloxi as a healthcare facility driven by patient needs and a desire to meet or exceed the expectations of our patients, employees, physicians and the community at large.

As a member of the Hospital's senior management team, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) 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 CEO will ensure success of the hospital through quality enhancement, cost containment, revenue growth and development of strong relationships with hospital staff, board members, and community leaders.

The responsibilities of the Chief Executive Officer include, but are not limited to:

  • Overall operations of the acute-care facility
  • Working with system management to develop and implement policies and procedures, short- and long-range goals, objectives and plans.
  • Providing leadership to hospital managers, directors and officers that will enroll support, create ownership of goals, and encourage active participate in decisions that impact the hospital 
  • Ensuring the hospital meets necessary regulatory and compliance approvals and quality accreditations in conjunction with the hospital's Chief Nursing Officer  
  • Partnering with physicians who use, or will use, the hospital;  taking a leadership role in the recruiting and retention of physicians
  • Assisting in planning new services that generate additional sources of profitable revenue
  • Creating an environment that will encourage the recruiting and retention of qualified hospital employees
  • Managing costs by continually seeking data that will identify opportunities and take action to eliminate non-value costs in conjunction with the hospital's Chief Financial Officer and Chief Nursing Officer
  • Developing and maintaining positive relations with community that the hospital is located as well as the community leaders
  • Analyzing areas in planning, promoting and conducting organization-wide performance improvement activities
  • Representing the hospital at meetings including medical staff, hospital board of director meetings as well as relevant community meetings; participates with leaders in designing and providing patient care and services
  • Participating in the hospital's monthly operation reviews as well as participating in corporate office meetings as deemed necessary

The CEO will oversee multiple department heads including the hospital's Chief Financial Officer and Chief Nursing Officer.  


  • A Masters degree in hospital administration and/or business administration.
  • A minimum of 5 or more years of demonstrated successful leadership in a healthcare facility, which includes but is not limited to: building relationships with board members, physicians, hospital employees, and community; growing hospital revenue to meet budgetary goals and objectives; and meeting necessary regulatory and compliance approvals and quality accreditations.




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