has been exclusively retained to assist
in identifying candidates for the position of

Chief Executive Officer

Chaplaincy Health Care (Chaplaincy) is celebrating its 50th anniversary, giving testimony to the essential role it plays in the communities it serves.  Conceived by 26 churches  at a time when hospice was not a well-recognized service, Chaplaincy has grown to meet the needs of the community and now provides over 21,000 in-person patient visits, nearly 300 interactions with teens/families and over 35,000 hours of chaplaincy service.  The organization, with 33 supporting churches, has become a nimble organization that can seize new opportunities while remaining true to its core mission of chaplaincy and hospice.

Chaplaincy now seeks a Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to lead the organization through the planned growth, renewal and revival period as well as the continuing COVID environment.  The organization is enabled by a strong board, highly competent leadership group and very well-established community support and respect.

Qualified candidates must bring a minimum of 10 years progressively responsible executive leadership success within the healthcare care industry.  A bachelor’s degree is required; a graduate degree is preferred.  Candidates must demonstrate success in working with a board of directors and in developing and executing a strategic plan. Candidates bringing substantial experience in a hospice entity will necessarily be given priority consideration.  Additionally, candidates must clearly show a passion for human services and for serving the community good beyond obligatory expectations. Success in managing operations and having an above average understanding of finance in healthcare is essential while success in public relations and fund raising will improve efficacy in this CEO role.

The Tri-Cities (Richland, Pasco and Kennewick) area is home to approximately 360,000 people and was the fastest growing area in Washington State last year.  New residents were attracted by the superior weather/climate, abundance of outdoor activities, the low cost of living and the educated populace. 20,000 people are employed at the Hanford Reservation creating a well-employed, highly educated, scientific/research segment of the community.  The climate is semi-arid, although the Columbia, Snake and Yakima Rivers flow to a confluence in the area assuring a variable desert/lush green landscape nestled against the foothills.  As a result, the wine industry is substantial and competes with California for the best wines in the country.  There are a few hot summer days (the average number of sunny days is about 250) and there is an occasional dusting of snow.  But for the most part, the climate is temperate.

Interested candidates may submit their credentials, in confidence to

Kathy Powell-Florip, President