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Chief Operations Officer - Adult Hospitals

Thank you for your interest in applying for the Chief Operations Officer - Adult Hospitals position at the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) in Jackson.

The Chief Operations Officer - Adult Hospitals will be responsible for the daily operations within the areas of: Radiology, Clinical Labs, Respiratory Therapy, Trauma Management, Palliative Care, an Administrative Residency and Support Services (Bio-Med Engineering, Environmental Services, Food Services, Linen Services, Dialysis, Language Services, Ambassadors, Neurophysiology, and 100 Day Workout). This position is also accountable for driving high quality, patient satisfaction, safety, financial success and aligning strategic goals with the overall mission of the organization. Reports to the CEO - Adult Hospitals, and serves on the hospital administration leadership team.

Diversity and inclusion are integral to the core mission and vision of UMMC and its three mission areas – health care, research, and education. UMMC commits to attracting and retaining a diverse and inclusive workforce and student body in order to achieve mission-driven outcomes among the UMMC community and beyond.

Points of Pride

Front entrance of University Hospital in Jackson, MS.

UMMC is the only academic medical center in the state.

UMMC Residents walking through Jackson campus.

UMMC employs nearly 10K people.

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UMMC has the only Level I Trauma Center in Mississippi.

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UMMC has a budget of $1.7B - 10% of Jackson's economy ($31.1B).

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UMMC's Jackson campus has 697 beds.

UMMC Metrics

Top 6 Diagnosis Related Groups (DRGs)

  • Neonate Birthweight
  • Septicemia & Disseminated infections
  • Vaginal & Cesarean Delivery
  • Heart Failure
  • Sickle Cell Anemia
  • Diabetes

Discharge Demographics

  • 56.09% - Black or African American
  • 37.52% - White or Caucasian
  • 3.50% - Other
  • 0.43% - American Indian or Alaska Native
  • 0.37% - MS Band Choctaw Indian
  • 0.18% - Hispanic
  • 0.06% - Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander

Payor Mix - Jackson Campus

  • Medicaid - 39%
  • Medicare - 29%
  • BCBS - 12%
  • Self-pay - 13%
  • Commercial - 8%

Awards and Recognition

  1. Dr. Woodward holds sign that reads

    Best Place to Work

    Voted "Best Place to Work" five years in a row by the community during the Best of Jackson awards, presented by the Jackson Free Press.
  2. Health care professional holds newborn baby.

    Baby Friendly

    UMMC earned a "Baby Friendly" designation in 2017 and became the first workplace in Jackson, the second in Mississippi, to earn this designation.
  3. Health care provider wearing mask looks at camera.

    Leader Status

    UMMC earned the designation of “Leader Status” in 2018 on the annual Healthcare Equality Index by the Human Rights Campaign.
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    Top Performer

    UMMC earned “Top Performer” designations in 2016, 2017, 2019, and 2020 on the annual Healthcare Equality Index by the Human Rights Campaign.
  5. Telehealth provider conducts a remote visit.

    National Telehealth Center of Excellence

    In 2017, UMMC became a National Telehealth Center of Excellence, the second health system to earn the federal distinction.

Our Community

Mississippi's state capital of Jackson is a big city with a small-town feel. We're known for our southern hospitality, rich arts heritage, culinary charm, cultural attractions, outdoor recreation, and sporting events. Discover the Jackson metro area for yourself.

Neighboring Cities

Jackson, MS skyline at night.

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2500 N. State St.
Jackson, MS 39216-4505
Phone: (601) 815-7004

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The University of Mississippi Medical Center provides equal opportunity in any employment practice, education program, or education activity to all qualified persons. The Medical Center complies with all applicable laws regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based upon race, color, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information.