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Midland Health in Midland, Texas, is recruiting a General Counsel and Chief Legal Officer (General Counsel).
Midland Health is a system of healthcare providers based in Midland, Texas with Midland Memorial Hospital at the center of the operations. Since 1950, Midland Memorial Hospital has exemplified excellence in patient care, medical education and community service. As Midland Memorial Hospital, a not-for-profit entity, drives much of the work, the guiding principles behind Midland Health show commitment to improving the community by reinvesting volunteered time and finances into the health of west Texas.
The General Counsel will serve as the chief legal advisor to the healthcare system leadership and Board of Directors and is responsible for managing, guiding and providing legal services. As a highly visible and engaged member of the senior leadership team, this executive will be responsible for a wide range of legal, regulatory and compliance projects and will manage the legal resources in a manner that supports the overall priorities of the health system. The General Counsel will be expected to provide proactive and collaborative approach to the legal framework of the business issues associated with a growing organization.
The successful candidate will be a highly strategic and proactive attorney who is well-versed in the business dynamics and regulatory environment of the healthcare industry. They will be innovative and entrepreneurial and someone who creates solutions that facilitate the health system strategy to assure the success and growth of the organization. Working with the CEO, the executive team and the legal, risk and compliance teams, this individual will constantly be thinking of better ways to operate and how legal services supports these growth opportunities.
The successful candidate must have excellent academic credentials including a law degree from an ABA accredited school of law and membership in the State Bar of Texas is required. In addition, candidates must have ten (10) years or equivalent of corporate health care law in a complex setting with in-house experience preferred, with expertise supporting a public hospital, hospital/healthcare business operations and contracting (including hospital/physician and payor contracting).
Inquiries, nominations and applications are invited. Nominations and CVs may be submitted confidentially via email to MidlandGC@wittkieffer.com and may be addressed to Werner Boel, Marvene Eastham or Ben Kenney, the Witt/Kieffer consultants supporting this search.