Chief Medical Officer - Guthrie Cortland Medical Center - Cortland, NY

Chief Medical Officer - Guthrie Cortland Medical Center - Cortland, NY

The Guthrie Clinic seeks a Chief Medical Officer for Guthrie Cortland Medical Center in Cortland, New York. 

The position of Chief Medical Officer is accountable, at the direction of the Hospital Board of Directors, for leading and directing improvement in hospital quality and patient safety metrics. This includes data-driven analysis of clinical care and monitoring of the medical staff’s clinical performance, through medical staff committees, peer review, chart reviews and patient feedback. This position also supports oversight of the GCMC Hospitalist Service. The CMO will spend 50% of her/his time serving in an administrative capacity, and the other half in clinical practice.

The CMO is responsible for quality and safety in partnership with The Guthrie Clinic Chief Quality Officer. In collaboration with Patient Safety, the CMO will play a key role in reporting for governmental and payor requirements for clinical care in regulatory and value-based payment programs. The CMO will lead utilization management and care coordination in partnership with medical records and the post-acute care teams. 

The CMO will act as advisor on medical staff credentialing and ensure compliance with the Medical Staff Bylaws, and Rules and Regulations, and further participate as an ex-officio member of the Medical Staff Executive, Peer Review, Emerging Technologies, Credentials, Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committees. As part of these activities, the CMO will manage peer review and ensure all medical staff members are afforded all rights of due process. 

The successful candidate will demonstrate exceptional interpersonal skills.


  • Board Certified MD or DO, with an accredited residency completion
  • Must be licensed and/or eligible for licensure in the State of New York and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
  • 3-5 years of hospital medical staff leadership and/or other elected medical staff position  required. Previous experience as CMO ideal
  • Experience with CMS, NYS Department of Health, The Joint Commission, and other regulatory bodies
  • Experience in formulation and implementation of clinical practice guidelines and performance improvement activities required
  • A systems-oriented leader who can analyze complex scenarios and guide innovative approaches to optimize patient care


About the Hospital

Guthrie Cortland Medical Center, a 162-bed acute care facility with an attached 80-bed residential care facility, joined the Guthrie healthcare system in January 2019. For over 125 years, the people of Cortland have turned to us first for the best in medical care.

  • Acute and Inpatient care
  • Cancer care
  • Emergency care
  • Infusion services
  • Labor and delivery care
  • Laboratory services
  • Imaging and Radiology
  • Mental Health service
  • Outpatient Therapy services
  • Respiratory services
  • Surgical services

About Us

The Guthrie Clinic is a non-profit, integrated, practicing physician-led organization in the Twin Tiers of New York and Pennsylvania. Our multi-specialty group practice of more than 366 physicians and 302 advanced practice providers offers 47 specialties through a regional office network providing primary and specialty care in 22 communities. Guthrie Medical Education Programs include General Surgery, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Anesthesiology and Orthopaedic Surgery Residency, as well as Cardiovascular, Gastroenterology and Pulmonary Critical Care Fellowship programs. Guthrie is also a clinical campus for the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine.

Guthrie Physicians and Advanced Practitioners provide more than 1 million patient visits per year to enhance the health and well-being of those we serve within an environment of compassion, learning, and discovery. 

About the Area

Cortland, NY, is a city of 17,556 and home to a quaint downtown with a collection of attractions, restaurants, accommodations, and recreational activities. Cortland County is the Eastern Gateway to the Finger Lakes Region and is located midway between Syracuse to the north and Binghamton to the south. This area is home to two centers of higher learning, SUNY Cortland and Tompkins Cortland Community College.  

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