Chief Executive Officer

Swisher Memorial Healthcare System, a 20 bed inpatient facility in Tulia Texas, seeks an experience Chief Executive Officer (CEO).  Senior leadership experience in healthcare is a must; preferably in a critical access setting


The Chief Executive Officer is responsible for the daily overall operation of Swisher Memorial Hospital (SMH) including the implementation of growth and retention strategies, assuring financial stability, recruiting and retaining key staff and the development and implementation of new processes necessary for the successful attainment of the hospital’s mission.  The CEO will work with the Board of Directors to attain the short and long-term goals of the organization. Collaboration with physician leaders, operations and finance leaders and the Board of Directors is vital to ensure the hospitals' mission, vision and values are carried out day to day.


In this position you will:

  • Represent Swisher Memorial Hospital to the public, health care organizations, professional associations, governmental agencies, etc.
  • Evaluate business opportunities, monitor national and local trends and maintain contacts in the community and with other healthcare providers to build innovative partnerships and programs that deliver the value of healthcare in new ways.
  • Direct the strategic planning process, both short and long-term and ensure the achievement of the strategic goals and objectives.
  • Determine and implement the organizational structure of SMH in a manner that is cost effective and maximizes the use of services and resources.
  • Work with managerial staff to develop and implement policies and procedures. Provide the direction and necessary resources for managerial staff to develop plans for the achievement of short and long-range goals and objectives and be accountable for the effective and efficient operation of SMH.
  • Prepare and maintain reports for the Board of Directors that reflect the progress and success of the hospital.
  • Maintain effective working relationships with the medical staff, legal counsel, regulatory agencies, Board of Directors and managerial staff.
  • Manage relationships with any 3rd party vendors and/or 3rd party administrators and customers including employers, State Government/Medicaid, consumers, and healthcare plans.
  • Maintain an awareness of changes in healthcare matters and critical access hospitals that could have an impact on the success of the organization.
  • Perform other related administrative/managerial duties as directed and or required.



Required qualifications include:

  • Masters in Healthcare Administration or Masters in Business Administration
  • 5 years of leadership experience in a direct health care environment
  • Ability to develop and implement complex programs, technical systems and policies that affect the overall direction of Swisher Memorial Hospital
  • Demonstrated success in leading multidisciplinary teams toward a shared vision
  • Possess good decision-making skills based upon a mixture of wisdom, experience, and judgment
  • Outstanding team and meeting facilitation skills including planning, design and execution. Establishing strong team relationships, building trust, and open communication.
  • Strong focused written and verbal communication responsive to the needs of the patients and customers.
  • Strong team player with the ability to work effectively and efficiently with leadership of the organization at multiple levels in a credible and professional manner.


Travel Requirements:

  • May be required.


Statement of Non-Inclusivity:

This job description is not to be construed as a complete listing of the duties and responsibilities that may be given to any employee. The duties and responsibilities outlined in this position may be added to or changed when deemed appropriate and necessary by the person who is managerially responsible for this position (Board of Directors).


Working Conditions and Physical Requirements:

  • Conditions typically associated with an office environment. While performing the essential duties and responsibilities, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. May be frequently required to sit, stand or walk. Moderate to prolonged reading, typing, and computer work. Ability to perform tasks involving physical activity that may include lifting up to 50 pounds. Subject to exposure to all environmental hazards associated with healthcare and office work.


Qualified Candidates are encouraged to apply by submitting your resume along with cover letter & salary requirements to

Debbie Garza

Administrative Assistant, HR Director




recblid zmfs6ts6m7l76u9648bee7frees1kk

Don't Be Fooled

The fraudster will send a check to the victim who has accepted a job. The check can be for multiple reasons such as signing bonus, supplies, etc. The victim will be instructed to deposit the check and use the money for any of these reasons and then instructed to send the remaining funds to the fraudster. The check will bounce and the victim is left responsible.