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Executive Director Creighton Arizona Health Alliance

Job ID
Employment Type
Full Time
Hospital Administration
Hours / Pay Period
St Josephs Hospital and Medical Center
Standard Hours
Standard Business Hours


Creighton University School of Medicine, Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center, Maricopa Integrated Health System (MIHS), and District Medical Group, Inc. (DMG), have announced a new alliance aimed at increasing the number of physicians and other health professionals in Arizona in order to meet the state’s growing demand for physicians and other healthcare professionals.

About Creighton University Arizona Health Education Alliance Members

Located in the heart of Phoenix, Arizona, St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center is a 586-bed, not-for-profit hospital that provides a wide range of health, social and support services with special advocacy for the poor and underserved. St. Joseph’s is a nationally recognized center for quality tertiary care, medical education, and research. It includes the internationally renowned Barrow Neurological Institute, the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center, the Norton Thoracic Institute, a regional campus of Creighton University’s Medical School and the first Level I Trauma Center in Arizona verified by the American College of Surgeons. U.S. News & World Report routinely ranks St. Joseph’s among the best hospitals in the United States for neurology and neurosurgery. For more information please visit our website at www.dignityhealth.org/stjosephs.


About Maricopa Integrated Health System (MIHS) Located in Phoenix, Arizona, Maricopa Integrated Health System has a proud tradition of being both the community safety net health care system, with a mission and commitment to serving the underserved, and Arizona’s only public teaching hospital. MIHS consists of Maricopa Medical, the only Level I Trauma Center in Arizona verified by the American College of Surgeons to care for both adults and children, Arizona’s only nationally verified Burn Center serving the entire Southwestern United States, MIHS’s McDowell Healthcare Center, which is the largest provider of HIV primary care in Arizona, the Refugee Women’s Health Clinic, the Arizona Children’s Center, two behavioral health centers, and 13 neighborhood Family Health Centers. To learn more about MIHS, please visit www.mihs.org.


About District Medical Group, Inc. (DMG)
District Medical Group is a not-for-profit entity consisting of over 650 credentialed providers representing all major medical and surgical specialties and subspecialties. DMG prides itself on clinical excellence. Over 95% of District Medical Group physicians are board certified, in more than 25 specialties. Patient satisfaction surveys consistently rate the physician performance above the national average. DMG physicians have garnered both local and national acclaim for their contributions, including service on advisory boards, appointment to governors’ councils, election to top leadership positions in national associations, and recognition as innovative leaders in medicine. DMG, the physician organization for MIHS, has lead the way in training medical residents throughout the system and its ambulatory settings and sets the bar high in providing high quality care to patients. Visit www.dmgaz.org for additional information.


About Creighton University
Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska, enrolls 4,200 undergraduates and 4,200 graduate and professional students among nine schools and colleges. No other university its size offers students such a comprehensive academic environment marked by personal attention from faculty-mentors. Jesuit and Catholic, it affords incomparable interprofessional health education and bridges health professions programs with law, business and arts and sciences – all on one walkable campus. Creighton has been top-ranked by U.S. News & World Report for more than 20 years. Visit: www.creighton.edu


Reporting to the Creighton Arizona Health Education Alliance Board of Directors, the Executive Director will be responsible for strategic and management oversight of educational programs and training activities in Arizona. Accountable for day-to day operations, financial performance and other business affairs for the Alliance. Will play an active role in identifying and pursuing opportunities to secure funding for operations and expansion of health

professions training in Arizona.

Works collaboratively with the leadership of multiple health education programs, creating professionally progressive relationships among leadership faculty and learners. Coordinate with Alliance Core Members and the Board around facility planning, marketing, branding and communications, and philanthropy/fundraising functions. Serves as a liaison among the Alliance Members and with external partners, affiliates and other entities for further
the mission of the Alliance through partnerships.

Under the strategic direction of the Board, develops goals and objectives and reports to the Board on overall education program performance and quality goals. Works with all parties of the Alliance to ensure that health education programs comply with all applicable requirements of accrediting agencies.  Manages fiscal operations and day-to-day operations to ensure fin effective operations and financial stability. Evaluates cost-efficiency changes and opportunities to secure new and additional funding. Collaborates with Alliance members to manage funds flow and cost allocation methodology.

Provides effective leadership to Alliance staff to achieve top-quartile performance. Ensure systems are in place to recruit and retain faculty and Alliance staff. Create a collaborative environment that offers job satisfaction, recognition and stimulates innovative thinking.







  • A minimum of 10 years of experience in higher education administration overseeing undergraduate and graduate level programs.  Experience in undergraduate and graduate medical education programs strongly preferred. 
  • A bachelor’s degree (BA BS) from an accredited college or university. 
  • An advanced degree from an accredited college or university in health services administration, business administration, or a related area of graduate study is required. 


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