Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Medical Group and Pediatric Management Group

Chief Executive Officer

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Medical Group and Pediatric Management Group
Los Angeles, CA
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Pediatric Management Group, LLC (PMG), a California Limited Liability Company, is a physician practice management company that provides billing, collecting, contracting, practice development, and management services to its clients. PMG has 110 employees and has an annual budget of approximately $20 million. They collect more than $119 million per year for their physician clients.


The principal owner of PMG is the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Medical Group (CHLAMG), which is the largest pediatric multi-specialty group in the United States. CHLAMG has over 900 members covering more than thirty sub-specialties and is based primarily at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. CHLAMG physicians provide top pediatric care via five departments: Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine; Pathology and Laboratory Medicine; Pediatrics; Radiology; and Surgery. CHLAMG is affiliated with the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California and is one of two USC Keck School of Medicine practice plans (the other being the adult practice plan—USC Care). The majority of CHLAMG physicians are full time faculty of the Keck School of Medicine and are required to practice within a University approved practice plan of which CHLAMG is one and USC Care is the other. CHLAMG is a professional corporation and is tax exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Both PMG and CHLAMG are governed by a fourteen-member Board of CHLAMG physicians.


Founded in 1901, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) is the first and largest pediatric hospital in Southern California. It is the only pediatric hospital in California ranked in all 10 pediatric specialties by U.S. News & World Report and is currently ranked 7th in the United States by that same publication. An academic medical center affiliated with the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California since 1932, CHLA is a nationally recognized leader in pediatric research, education, and clinical care. CHLA’s Saban Research Institute is ranked in the top 10 NIH-funded pediatric research institutes nationwide, with over $51 million in NIH funding and over $154 million in total research funding. CHLA’s John E. Anderson Pavilion and Duque building have currently 413 licensed beds where over 928 physicians treat 17,000 inpatients, 15,000 surgeries and 700,000 outpatients each year. CHLA is a 501(c)(3) not for profit hospital.


The Search Committee is seeking an exceptional visionary leader who will:

  • Provide strategic leadership regarding marketing and advocacy and reach out beyond CHLA to build a strong referral base of physicians.
  • Assist hospital and CHLAMG leadership in developing a pediatric health care system that will both extend existing service areas and diversify the current payer mix.
  • Provide strategic thinking and leadership around current trends and economic changes that impact pediatric healthcare.
  • Be highly accountable for operational oversight of key medical group functions including contracting, billing and collection and compliance to ensure that revenue opportunities for the medical group are maximized.
  • Be a visible, credible leader both internally and externally.

The broad areas of responsibility include:


  • Provide executive leadership that assures decisions are made regarding strategy and operations that reflect the mission and vision of the organization as well as sound business principles.
  • Work closely with physician leadership. Personify the desired values and culture to individuals both inside and outside the organization.
  • Maintain effective and productive relationships with CHLA executive leadership.

Vision and Strategy:

  • Work with physician leadership and the management team to develop a strategic business plan to improve the workings of the organization and advantageously leverage its assets and strengths.

Business Development:

  • Together with CHLA executive and physician leadership, help create the strategy and implementation plan to grow the physician network and attract additional pediatric medical groups, practice plans and hospitals in Southern California, under the umbrella of the CHLA Health System. The CHLA Health System is a separate nonprofit still in the formative stages with the intent of creating a primary care physician network (mostly pediatricians) that will eventually cover all of Los Angeles County and will enable insurers and businesses to contract for care.


  • Assure that PMG management staff are highly accountable and appropriately overseeing their departments and functional areas to deliver excellent customer service for CHLAMG, meet approved budgeted targets and develop programs for continuous process improvement in the areas of quality, efficiency, and customer satisfaction.
  • Assure that the PMG management team is of the highest caliber, has a culture of responsiveness and transparency to the CHLAMG Board and members, and does so in ways that encourage optimal individual performance in a team oriented, collaborative, transparent, and harmonious fashion.
  • Develop joint ventures and cooperative relationships with other organizations that further CHLAMG’s outcomes and success.
  • Specific responsibilities include:
  1. Planning
  2. Liaise with physicians and CHLA leadership
  3. Business development, including strategic planning and implementation
  4. Government relations and advocacy at local, state, and national levels
  5. Build strong relationships with the CHLAMG board and hospital department chairs
  6. Regulatory affairs, compliance, and HIPAA
  • Oversight of:
  1. Billing and collections
  2. Contracting (includes payer relations and provider enrollment)
  3. Legal affairs and risk management
  4. Strategic marketing and communications
  5. Finance (including general accounting, budgeting, and purchasing)
  6. Human resources (includes payroll, benefits, recruitment, retention, employee relations, training and development, competency licensure)
  7. Information technology and data analysis
  8. Day-to-day facility operations


The CEO must be a strong leader who knows how to collaboratively inspire and motivate an organization while being appropriately decisive and effective on critical issues. The ideal candidate will be a strategic thinker who knows how to interpret the evolving healthcare environment and advantageously position the organization. Strong financial management expertise, sound business practices, and the ability to execute and move forward is essential.

The successful candidate must have excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as good listening skills. The CEO must be effective with large and small audiences and on a one-on-one basis and to a wide range of constituencies. With a team-oriented approach that effectively promotes collaboration, the CEO must know how to create a positive environment and a culture of accountability, while inspiring staff to achieve high levels of performance. The successful candidate will be entrepreneurial, open to change and innovation, and have an ability to set high standards, holding people accountable while being flexible and adjusting to changing conditions in the environment. It is important that the successful candidate be a mature professional with a direct, honest, and personal style, a positive attitude, and a sense of humor. While the person must have the ability to be decisive and make tough decisions in changing environments, they must value input from others and not take themselves too seriously. This position requires an individual with the knowledge to effectively champion institutional diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives. The ideal candidate will have experience in integrating and coordinating DEI principles and best practices into all management and service areas.


Candidates could include physicians who have leadership and management experience as well as others with executive leadership experience with increasing responsibility in the healthcare industry. The successful candidate will have a record of proven success working with physician groups in a hospital setting. While California experience is preferred, candidates from other states will also be considered. Experience with a pediatric physicians’ group would be a plus.


An advanced degree is required, preferably an MD, MBA, MHA, MPH, or equivalent advanced degree.


The starting salary range for this position will be $400,000-$500,000, depending upon experience. Relocation assistance is negotiable, if needed. A competitive benefits package will be provided. CHLAMG/PMG offers a hybrid approach combining remote and in-office workdays.

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