Shift: Day
Schedule: Full - Time Regular

Ardent Health Services (AHS) is a national healthcare company headquartered in Nashville, TN. Our subsidiaries own and operate hospitals and multispecialty physician practices in six states. Ardent includes 31 hospitals, 4,840 patient beds, 25,000 employees, and 1,150 employed physicians. Within the industry, we are noted for recognizing that every hospital is as unique as the community it serves. This in-depth understanding of how health care works at the local level is one of our great strengths.

Lovelace Medical Center is a patient-centered hospital offering high-quality, high-tech medicine in a facility that has become a symbol of health and wellness in the heart of the Albuquerque. It is the only hospital in New Mexico offering patients radiosurgery using the Perfexion Gamma Knife®, the most refined tool for the treatment of the human brain. With 24/7 neurology coverage and a dedicated stroke unit with neurology services, Lovelace Medical Center has received the “Get with the Guidelines” Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement award since 2012 by the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association, and the “Get with the Guidelines” Heart Failure SILVER PLUS Achievement Honor Roll award since 2016. Lovelace Medical Center also received the American College of Cardiology’s NCDR ACTION Registry Platinum Performance Achievement Award for 2018 - one of only 203 hospitals nationwide to receive the honor.  Lovelace Medical Center is not only committed to quality patient care, but also creating an environment in which providers, nurses and staff feel connected to their purpose of caring for others. Lovelace Medical Center has been recognized by Modern Healthcare as one of the Best Places to Work in Healthcare since 2016.

The Heart Hospital of New Mexico at Lovelace Medical Center is the only hospital in New Mexico entirely dedicated to heart care, receiving numerous awards for the diagnosis and treatment of heart disease. The hospital received the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline Heart Attack Receiving Center Accreditation, received Chest Pain Center Accreditation by Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care, the NCDR ACTION Registry-GWTG Platinum Performance Award by the American College of Cardiology and was awarded a Hybrid room finalist for NAIOP Awards of Excellence.
As a member of the senior management team, the COO will actively participate in strategic, operational, and financial decision-making. The COO will work closely with the CEO in all aspects of hospital management, site coordination, and organizational integration activities to ensure achievement of adopted goals and strategies. The COO will have an active role in establishing systems and organizational structure to support the overall vision and strategic direction of the organization as well as assessing and identifying operational strategies, performance metrics, and financial opportunities to execute on behalf Lovelace Medical Center and the Heart Hospital of New Mexico. 

In addition, the COO will:

  • Work in close partnership with the CEO, and other senior management colleagues to set, achieve and exceed the operational goals of the hospital.
  • Interact with Board of Directors, Medical Staff and other constituents at all times in a collaborative and highly professional manner.
  • Serve as Adminstrator over the Heart Hospital of New Mexico.

Education: Master’s degree in Healthcare Administration or Business Administration.

Experience: 7 to 10 years of experience, ideally gained in the operational management of or consultation to for-profit healthcare related organizations.