Starting a search for a hospital Chief Operating Officer who would like to fast track their career progression to a hospital Chief Executive Officer position. Our client is wanting to establish “bench strength” from which to draw on for internal promotion to the CEO role. This would allow someone to have an opportunity to know the organization and establish their skills sets and experience.  The candidates who are considered most qualified are those who are currently working in an acute care hospital and can present a positive career progression of management and leadership roles  in hospital operations. Superior people skills and communication skills will be a distinguishing qualification. Obviously, candidates need to have a willingness (open) to geographical location as it is very hard to predict where the opportunity to become a CEO will present itself.  Please contact Brad Arnold for further information and to engage in a confidential discussion about this COO position.