Client Spotlight: Norwegian American Hospital

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Since 2010, Norwegian American Hospital (NAH) has retained David Gomez & Associates (DG&A) as a trusted search partner to perform multiple executive searches such as their Chief Financial Officer. Recently NAH requested DG&A to fill two positions: Vice President of Quality and Manager of Quality & Regulatory Affairs.

Established in 1894, Norwegian American Hospital is a premier health care provider where the patient comes first. It is a family- and community-centered hospital. Each of our employees strives to provide every patient with consistent high standards of affordable care. Norwegian American Hospital promotes personal wellness and is passionate in its belief that the health of the community and the health of the individual are interrelated. NAH is the fourth leading provider out of 59 area hospitals that provides high quality, charitable health care. It has served the residents of the near northwest side of Chicago for over 115 years. It is Norwegian’s mission to provide high quality and compassionate health care services by partnering with patients, their families, their employees, physicians and the communities they serve.

Norwegian American Hospital is a 200-bed, acute care facility, offering a variety of health care programs and services including: inpatient and same-day surgery, outpatient pharmacy, radiology department, All Kids health care program, cardiology department, corporate health program, intensive care unit, telemetry unit, pediatrics unit, emergency department, physician specialty center, and a comprehensive array of women’s health care with an incorporated midwife program.

  • The Vice President of Quality is responsible for directing the operations of the Quality Department and will be reposting to the Chief Operating Officer/VP – Medical Affairs. The VP of Quality provides education and training to all staff regarding best practices in the quality arena, Provides guidance and support to leadership regarding adherence to regulatory & accreditation requirements,  supervises activities to ensure adherence with core measures, collecting, analyzing and managing data, coordinating communication between  committees that drive quality improvements.  Other responsibilities include maintaining up-to-date information regarding all requirements, ensures effective communication of same, overseeing activities of Quality Coordinator, Core Measures and Infection Control Practitioners. The VP of Quality ensures completeness and accuracy of submission of required data to appropriate organizations.
  • Manager of Regulatory Affairs reports to the Director of Quality & Chief Operating Officer/ VP- Medical Affairs and provides oversight regarding all regulatory matters including CMS, Joint Commission, IDPH and other federal, state and local bodies.Other essential Duties include: preparing submission of responses and data as required of the regulatory bodies, verifying the accuracy of data submission, provide guidance and direction to management regarding all aspects of regulatory requirements,conducts tracers, drills and audits to ensure continuous survey readiness. Educates and trains staff to ensure compliance. Collaborates effectively with staff to ensure compliance. The Manager of Regulatory Affairs serves as the Hospital representative during audits and surveys.

All inquiries concerning the application process should be made in writing and directed to Andrew Saviola at: Asaviola@dgai.com

Contributed By: Tamara Milic