September 01, 2023

Employment Opportunity: UHA President/CEO

UHA is seeking qualified candidates for its President/CEO position. Interested applicants may submit their qualifications via email to by Friday, September 15th.

ORGANIZATIONAL BACKGROUND

The mission of the Utah Hospital Association (UHA) is to serve Utah’s hospitals and health systems by enhancing their ability to achieve their missions and goals.  This is accomplished through advocacy efforts with the state legislature and other regulatory bodies, through the convening of member institutions and stakeholders, and through the provision of resources, services, and support.

UHA membership includes 45 community hospitals, a Veterans Administration regional hospital, a children's hospital, a state teaching hospital, two rehabilitation hospitals, three specialty hospitals, six substance abuse/psychiatric facilities and a state mental hospital.

All ten health systems operating in Utah belong to UHA, with four systems having regional and headquarter offices here. Included in system operations are numerous home health agencies, long-term care facilities and satellite clinics.

Vision: To be the state's most influential, trusted and respected leader in healthcare policy and advocacy and a valued resource for information and knowledge.

Mission: To enhance the ability of the members to achieve their missions and goals.

THE OPPORTUNITY

The President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is appointed by the Board of Trustees, reports directly to the Board and serves at their pleasure.  The CEO is responsible for providing leadership to UHA membership in the pursuit of the organization’s strategic goals.  Among these goals is working with the Board of Trustees, UHA members, policymakers, government agencies, peer organizations, and others to further the missions of UHA member institutions and improve healthcare for citizens of Utah.

The President:

  • Serves as the Association’s chief executive officer and is responsible for the development and implementation of policies furthering the purposes of the Association.
  • Handles all matters related to the Board and Executive Committee of the Board.
  • Employs all staff and is responsible for their performance in fulfilling the objectives of UHA and ensures that the needs of the members are met within available resources.
  • Establishes and maintains the organizational structure for the headquarters office.
  • Is a voting member of the Board and Executive Committee and an ex-officio member of all Association councils, committees and task forces.
  • Is responsible for bringing the leadership of the Association together to fashion a clear vision and mission statement of the organization and then acts to achieve it by use of his/her management and leadership skills, proper application of the association resources and use of his/her ability to communicate it to the member and outsiders effectively.
  • Understands the rapidly changing needs and interests of the members in the context of broader social, economic and political opportunities and positions the Association strategically to maximize opportunities for the members. He interprets and translates the policy/position and program statements from the Board into specific action plans for implementation.
  • Develops the annual budget and is principally responsible for the operation of the association within the budget approved by the board.
  • Is the principal spokesman for the association’s members in negotiations with regulatory agencies, lobbying with the legislative and congressional delegations, and maintaining appropriate working relationships with other health industry components and official communications with the American Hospital Association and as necessary, the American College of Healthcare Executives, other state and national associations and in contacts with specific civic, business and government organizations.

CANDIDATE QUALIFICATIONS

  • Demonstrated skills in leadership and management, with ten years of progressively more responsible experience in a health care related setting or equivalency. Candidate with executive experience within health care, health care related associations, health care related government roles are preferred, however candidates with executive experience is other complex organizations may be considered.
  • Proven record as a highly effective consensus builder, negotiator and mediator with the ability to bring together powerful and often diverse interests to fashion mutually acceptable solutions to highly complex and financially significant matters.
  • Candidate will have advocacy experience with various stakeholders along with experience as a highly visible and effective spokesperson. Demonstrated ability and comfort level with engaging with constituents at the community, state, and federal level.
  • Demonstrated leadership and track record as a dedicated and respected health care thought leader.
  • Demonstrated success as a consensus builder and ability to work with a broad range of stakeholders and establish strong, trusting relationships centered on shared interests, goals, and objectives.

APPLICATION PROCESS

  • Interested applicants may submit their qualifications via email to by Friday, September 15th.