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CommonSpirit Health President Adair County Hospital in GREENFIELD, Iowa


CommonSpirit Health is a nonprofit, Catholic health system dedicated to advancing health for all people. It was created in February 2019 through the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives and Dignity Health. CommonSpirit Health is committed to creating healthier communities, delivering exceptional patient care, and ensuring every person has access to quality health care. With its national office in Chicago and a team of approximately 150,000 employees and 25,000 physicians and advanced practice clinicians, CommonSpirit Health operates 137 hospitals and more than 700 care sites across 21 states. In FY 2019, Catholic Health Initiatives and Dignity Health had combined revenues of nearly $29 billion and provided $4. 45 billion in charity care, community benefit, and unreimbursed government programs.

Headquartered in central Iowa, MercyOne was founded in 1998 through a collaboration between Catholic Health Initiatives (now CommonSpirit Health) and Trinity Health – two of the country’s foremost, not-for-profit Catholic health organizations.With more than 400 care locations, our clinics, medical centers and affiliates are never too far from home, allowing us to improve the lives of individuals and communities across the state of Iowa and beyond.

Adair County Health System is more than just a hospital. We have family practice clinics, specialty clinics, home care and public health services along with paramedic level ambulance services. We provide all of these services to ensure that everyone gets the care that they need close to home. These services are supported by Adair County Memorial Hospital Auxiliary and Adair County Health Foundation.

The hospital president (CEO) has the responsibility/accountability for every aspect of hospital operations including the delivery of strong financial performance. The President is responsible for leading the strategic initiatives of the hospital, service lines, and physician partners. Responsible for the quality, safety, and experience of our patients, and physicians. Development of meaningful relationships with our board, community, outside organizations, and referring providers/organizations. Drive operational excellence and positive culture throughout the organization. Safeguard required compliance with State, Federal and CMS regulations and other credentialing /regulatory organizations.


  • Serves as a representative of MercyOne with the local hospital board, medical staff and community.

  • Plans, organizes, directs and monitors the activities of all departments/service areas of the affiliate hospital.

  • Responsible for implementation of hospital policies set by Board of Trustees/Directors.

  • Responsible for Hospital Operating Budget and Capital Expenditure Plan for the affiliate hospital.

  • Develops strategic plan for hospital to enhance viability of the affiliate hospital.

  • Assures adequate staffing is maintained for providing services of the affiliate hospital to patients.

  • Assures compliance with applicable laws and regulations.

  • Provides leadership to subordinates in the effective and efficient utilization of human, financial and physical resources.

  • Provides leadership for team building and continuous quality improvement.

  • Serves as liaison among affiliate hospital board, medical staff, hospital administration and MercyOne operations.

  • Promotes public relations and represents affiliate hospital in the community and to the public.

  • Meets with department managers/supervisors to share ideas, new goals, present pertinent information, and for problem solving, encouraging creativity, responsibility and accountability.

  • Administers disciplinary action in a fair and consistent manner as needed.

  • Completes annual performance evaluations for all department managers reporting directly to the Administrator, and assures completion for of annual performance evaluations for other department managers and staff.

  • Participates in both internal and external meetings, including MercyOne Administrative meetings, so as to promote the mission of the affiliate hospital and to enhance coordination and communication between the local hospital community and MercyOne.

  • Maintains current knowledge of developments and trends in health care.

Marginal Functions:

  • Oversees building and remodeling projects.

  • Assures development of physician, professional and allied staff recruitment plan.

  • Develops strategic plan for hospital to enhance viability of hospital.

  • Communicates with insurance companies and other peers to facilitate contracts and other provider arrangements.

  • Supports and abides by all local hospital, and MercyOne policies and procedures.

  • Completes all educational/employee health requirements of MercyOne in a timely manner.

  • Acts in a professional manner reflecting the mission, philosophy and values of MercyOne.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrates a commitment to service, organization values and professionalismthrough appropriate conduct and demeanor at all times

  • Maintains confidentiality and protects sensitive data at all times

  • Adheres to organizational and department specific safety standards and guidelines

  • Works collaboratively and supports efforts of team members

  • Demonstrates exceptional customer service and interacts effectively with physicians, patients, residents, visitors, staff and the broader health care community

  • Proven analytical and problem solving abilities required.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills required.


  • Degree in health care administration or health related field required; Master's degree preferred.

  • Three years direct experience in health care management at director or vice-president level or above, required.

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Requisition ID 2021-153728

Employment Type Full Time

Department Corporate Executive Management Team

Hours / Pay Period 80

Shift Day

Standard Hours Monday - Friday (8:00 AM - 5:00 PM)

Facility / Process Level : Name MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center


Equal Opportunity CommonSpirit Health™ is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, parental status, ancestry, veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.