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DIRECTOR SURGICAL SERVICES, 10 ORs (High-level leader with FHN in NW Illinois Prominent Health System in Beautiful Rural Community)

The Whittaker Group Healthcare Search ON BEHALF OF FHN

This is a Contract position in Stephenson County, IL posted March 26, 2020.

DIRECTOR SURGICAL SERVICES for FHN (Freeport, Illinois) (Mid-sized health system NW of Chicago
– 10 O/Rs) Please contact Michelle Whittaker or 734/475-9300 for consideration.

This is a career advancing opportunity for a passionate and service-oriented nursing leader who wants to join a smaller rural organization where they can make a difference.

FHN is referred to as one of the ‘Hidden Gems of the Midwest’ and is close-knit and supportive throughout, which is extremely rare in most organizations.

For a business savvy leader, this is an exceptional opportunity to demonstrate their expertise in streamlining operations, assessing and developing staff and providing strategic direction for FHN’s surgical services.

FHN Memorial Hospital, in Freeport, Illinois is a 100-bed, independent, not-for-profit health system that has been honored repeatedly as one of the Best Places to Work For, Top 100 companies for Working Mothers and receiving honors for their high levels of safety & patient care.

The system is extremely community-focused, and their website is

Reporting to the AVP Nursing, the Director Surgical Services carries the responsibility of leading the clinical, operational, and financial operations of 7 OR rooms.

They average the use of 4 ORs running 14 cases daily and in 2019, there were 3300 cases.

There are 81 clinical team members in the OR, PACU, ACU, SPD, retinal and pain and GI lab.

FHN is preparing for a $1.4m surgical services renovation project.

FHN is a regional healthcare system that brings “big city” healthcare services to small communities in northwest Illinois and southern Wisconsin.

The 23 locations span six counties and serves over 525,000 patients per year.

It’s the only healthcare provider in the region that offers affiliations with all three major hospitals in Rockford, Illinois, as well as with the University of Wisconsin Hospital and clinics in Madison, Wisconsin.

FHN Healthcare System offers over 100 medical and allied health staff, 39 specialties, four family healthcare locations and three specialty locations in Freeport, Illinois, FHN Family Counseling Center, occupational health services, hospice, and chiropractic care.

At the center of the system is the flagship hospital, FHN Memorial Hospital in Freeport, Illinois.

FHN Memorial Hospital has repeatedly been ranked among the state’s safest hospital (based on preventable errors, injuries, accidents and infections), and is among the top 20 percent in surgical capability.

In 2105, 11 FHN physicians were listed among the Castle Connolly’s American’s Top Doctor’s list.

Other past honors include making the Thomson Healthcare 100 Top Hospitals list, the VHA Leadership Award for Clinical Excellence in Cardiac Care, AARP Best Employers for Workers Over 50 List, Working Mother magazine’s Top 100 Companies for Working Mothers, and the Lincoln Award for Business Excellence.

This 100-bed hospital with over 75 physicians offers 24-hour emergency care, surgery capabilities, a cardiovascular center, and specialty service areas such as a sleep center, pain clinic, spine center and family birthing center.

It also houses the Leonard C.

Ferguson Cancer Center.

A strong personal presence that is characterized by a sense of honesty, integrity and caring with the ability to inspire and motivate others at all levels of the organization is important.

A bachelor’s degree in nursing with three to 5 years management experience required.

RN licensure, preferably in the state of Illinois is required.

An advanced degree and/or licensure is preferred.

For confidential consideration, please contact me or email your resume to my office at: WHITTAKER GROUP HEALTHCARE RECRUITING & EXECUTIVE SEARCH Mrs.

Michelle Whittaker-McCracken Healthcare Practice Leader 1705 Woodland Dr.

East, Suite 201 Saline, MI 48176 734/475-9300 Office 734/883-1340 Cell