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Job ID: EB-5908738096
Job Title: CEO
Location: Summerville (Charleston Area), SC

CEO – Articularis Healthcare – The Nation’s Largest Rheumatology Specialty Group

The Opportunity:

Enhancing and Supporting Community-Based Practices through Integrated Health Care Services

Articularis Healthcare Group, Inc (AHG) is a leading physician led and owned organization dedicated to improving healthcare by supporting independent rheumatology practices. As the nation’s largest Rheumatology specialty group, our affiliates have access to best business practices, advisory and management services, innovative practice performance technology, and value-based treatment pathways with 21 practices across 7 states.

To continue this trajectory, Articularis Healthcare Group, in conjunction with its Board of Directors, seek a Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to head the administration, leadership, business, and strategic operation of AHG in Summerville, South Carolina. This is a rare opportunity for a strategic healthcare executive to implement, support, and maintain the mission of Articularis Health Groupto support the provision of the highest value community-based Rheumatology services in a compassionate and ethical environment.

Opportunity Highlights:

  • American Rheumatology Network (ARN) is a trusted industry partner and group purchasing organization dedicated to supporting independent, community-based practices.
  • Network Commitment to empowering better rheumatology care through an integrated and supportive network that helps local practices maintain their independence and flourish.
  • Experience a positive team environment and robust benefits package including 6 paid holidays, PTO, 401K, group medical, dental, vision, and short & long-term disability insurance.

The Position:

Reporting Relationships: The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) reports to the AHG Board of Directors, on which the CEO will have an ex officio seat. The CEO will also have an executive advisory committee, a cross-representation of AHG physician representatives, to advise on material operational issues. The CEO will serve as the chair of this committee.

Position Summary:

The Chief Executive Officer is responsible for the successful clinical, business, financial, strategic operation, and performance of AHG and overall management (as delegated by the AHG Board of Directors and in accordance with its directions and policies). The CEO will provide leadership, direction, and coordinate all activities of AHG in accordance with its business and strategic plans in a manner that builds long-term value and provides a consistent return (ROI) to AHG’s stakeholders. The CEO shall work cooperatively with the Chief Physician Executive/President in fulling his/her role and responsibilities set forth below.

The successful candidate for the position of Chief Executive Officer will be a strategic thinker, solutions-based decision maker, and visionary leader with the transparency, confidence, integrity, knowledge, and cultural sensitivity to inspire, develop, and deliver value at the highest levels to key stakeholders.

Essential Functions:

Role and Responsibilities:

  • Work with the AHG Board of Directors and other executives to establish short-term objectives and long-range goals and related plans that are to be codified in AHG’s business and strategic plans and policies.
  • Lead and provide direction and coordination of activities necessary to implement, monitor, recommend modifications as necessary, and achieve AHG’s business and strategic plans stated objectives and implement policies.
  • Work with AHG Board of Directors and include Shareholders to facilitate board governance and regularly inform the Board on AHG’s performance based on business and strategic plans, setting forth variances and recommended Present to the Board trends and issues with recommendations to facilitate policy formulation that shall be implemented by the CEO.
  • Serve as AHG’s executive representative and primary spokesman, maintaining relationships with regional AHG practices and clients, health market leaders, participating insurance carriers, and other strategic community sectors with varying levels of integration as necessary to achieve the practice’s business and strategic plans. Facilitate similar participation of other executives, managers, and physicians as necessary.
  • Promote communication and cooperation within the organization (executive, managerial, staff and providers) to create a spirit of organizational unity and cohesion, including facilitation of all-company annual meetings and periodic shareholder meetings.
  • Maintain and modify AHG’s organizational structure as required to meet business and strategic objectives. The CEO should be cognizant of operational processes, service delivery needs, spans of control and other structural considerations and restrictions, while maintaining an appropriated staffed clinical and non-clinical workforce, including provider succession planning.
  • Oversee all fiscal activities and retain accountability for P&L, tax planning and management, recommend shareholder cash distributions, and lead the practice’s financial performance (delegating appropriate functions to the AHG’s Sr Financial Professional). Ensure adequate budgeting, funding, reporting (including dashboard KPIs on a regular cadence) and auditing on a regular basis.
  • Maintain provider compensation plans.
  • Ensure good relations with, participate in, and oversee negotiation and maintenance of procurement and strategically important relationships with suppliers, vendors, pharmacies, and service providers.
  • Review regularly the financial results of all operations, identifying and responding to variances within the company’s objectives. Maintain a cost effective, appropriately scaled, and end user (provider and staff) reliable and responsive infrastructure of hardware, networks, and applications, including related security, support, and maintenance necessary to support internally and externally provided services in accordance with business and strategic plans with attention to future growth.
  • Recommend new and modifications to existing business lines to AHG Board of Directors.
  • Facilitate the development and implementation of a marketing and branding campaign consistent with AHG’s business and strategic business plans, including the prospecting and growth of new providers (employed or serviced).
  • Ensure the filing of all legal and regulatory documents and ensure a program is in place to monitor compliance with relevant and applicable laws and regulations.
  • Maintain professional affiliations, keep current in the latest healthcare trends, and develop and work with executive team to do the same.
  • Be accessible, visible, and available to executive team and provider leadership.
  • Perform other duties as may be delegated by or assigned by the AHG Shareholders from time-to-time. Plan, direct, implement, and evaluate the organization’s day-to-day operations and ensure that all initiatives of the foundation are carried out in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.

The Candidate:

Required Professional Qualifications/Experience
The Chief Executive Officer must possess:

  • Excellent managerial and financial skills and the ability to lead AHG.
  • Strong communication and conflict resolution skills, particularly the ability to communicate as a leader in an emotive manner.
  • Master’s degree in Healthcare Administration or Business (equivalent work experience may be substituted for educational requirements).
  • A minimum ten (10) years’ progressively responsible, executive practice management experience with minimum five (5) years’ executive leadership experience overseeing activities of finance (including payer negotiation and management, and revenue cycle), provider services/operations, information systems and technology, human resources, facilities, legal/risk management and compliance, governance facilitation, marketing, and development.

Personal Characteristics & Competencies – Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Experienced and skilled in working with Board of Directors.
  • High level strategic thinking and planning. Ability to envision and convey the organization’s strategic future.
  • High level of professionalism, transparency, collaboration, and high integrity leadership.
  • Proven experience in measuring performance and return on investment.
  • Demonstrated ability to oversee and collaborate with internal/external stakeholders.
  • Solid organizational abilities, including planning, delegating, and development.
  • Strong financial management skills, including budget preparation, analysis, decision making, and reporting for projects.
  • Financial acumen to achieve AHG’s business and strategic plans.
  • Strong work ethic with a high degree of energy.
  • Embraces frequent change, pioneering spirit, corporate culture focused, highly organized, self-starter, able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • A Strong Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

Articularis Healthcare Group, Inc.
The nation’s largest Rheumatology specialty group

Articularis Healthcare Group, Inc (AHG) is a physician-led and owned organization dedicated to improving healthcare by supporting 21 independent rheumatology practices across the southeast. As, our affiliates Through our network, physicians and practice administrators have access to best business practices, advisory and management services, and value-based treatment pathways.


To support provision of the highest value community-based rheumatology services in a compassionate and ethical environment.

Rheumatology Practices:

These independent rheumatology practices serve a diverse community-based patient population across seven states (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Oklahoma, South Carolina, and Tennessee).

Member Relationship Opportunities


Access to practice performance technology in clinical and administrative settings.


Align patient care and practice health with clinical and business improvements.


Access to a community of physicians dedicated to a common purpose.

Live in a Destination City:

There is no place quite like Charleston, South Carolina. The region features a unique blend of historic preservation and new development, displayed in its cobblestone walkways, buzzy nightlife, and sophisticated art galleries. Its unique brand of Southern style shines in the bespoke boutiques that line downtown’s King Street, while Southern hospitality radiates from the award-winning dining establishments. Residents can capitalize on Charleston-area destinations, including Mount Pleasant, James Island, Downtown Charleston, Johns Island, and Daniel Island. Life in Charleston is a varied one, thanks to the vibrant cities, stand-alone towns, excellent school system, and charming neighborhood and residential options that make the region a Top Place to Live in the Country.

  • Charleston – Is cited for its beauty, its history, its restaurants, its livability, its luxurious amenities, its shopping, its business climate, and its romantic appeal. Its accolades are seemingly endless. Here in Charleston, you’ll discover the rich culture of this friendly waterfront city.
  • Mount Pleasant—The city of Mount Pleasant may live up to its namesake. Based on a range of social and economic measures, Mount Pleasant is named one of ‘America’s 50 Best Cities to Live’ in by
  • James Island—A true laid-back, beach community well known for its massive fishing pier, Folly Beach is unlike any other city or region of Greater Charleston.
  • Johns Island— Is the largest island in the state of South Carolina. Its proximity to downtown Charleston, its natural beauty, and the welcoming lifestyle it offers help to explain its recent explosive growth.
  • Daniel Island—An award-winning 4,000-acre master planned community. Whether you’re a beach lover, nature enthusiast, or history buff, you’ll find plenty of reasons to fall in love with this charming island and hidden gem.

Historic Charleston & Historic Islands is known for its steeple-rich skyline and cobblestone streets and has long been a popular destination. With an ever-growing number of craft eateries and distilleries and its proximity to the beach, Charleston has plenty of attractions waiting to be discovered.

Recent awards and official recognition for Charleston have come from Travel + Leisure, Conde Nast, Forbes, Fodor’s, Trip Advisor, Huffington Post, Where to Retire,,, Business Insider, Fast Company, and the Wall Street Journal, among others. Moving to Charleston is certainly worth serious consideration. After all, it also garners ongoing recognition as being among the world’s friendliest cities.

The Charleston region is made up of a wide array of diverse cities and towns like Summerville. The city of Charleston is divided into areas like West Ashley and Daniel Island that appear to be their own municipality but are not. One thing is certain. Each has its own unique appeal.

Explore the South Carolina Lowcountry:

Unique in its beauty and pleasant environment, the South Carolina Lowcountry is rich in history and cultural diversity and well positioned for economic opportunity. The Lowcountry is a geographic and cultural region along South Carolina’s coast, including the Sea Islands. The region includes significant salt marshes and other coastal waterways, making it an important source of biodiversity in South Carolina.

Position Location:

Summerville, South Carolina – An Idyllic Suburb of Charleston

Articularis Healthcare Group, Inc. headquarters is located in Summerville, SC just 24 miles from Charleston, SC.

Summerville, SC is a place where the flowers bloom by the acre, and history lives on every corner. Where world-class cuisine is served with a side of Southern charm, sweet tea is measured by the gallon, and it’s a short drive to Rainbow Row, the Edge of America, and parks galore.

Steeped in natural beauty of lush pines and blooming azaleas, Summerville, a Tree City USA community, has many outdoor parks and private and public gardens to explore, including Azalea Park. Its winding paths invite a leisurely stroll. In the spring, the azaleas and camellias provide a spectacular view or admire the year-round beauty of our reflection ponds and bronze sculptures.

Small-Town Charm, Big-City Amenities:

Summerville, known as “Flowertown in the Pines” for its landscaped gardens and woodlands, has built a reputation among savvy travelers as a charming spot with small-town coziness—but also a wide array of attractions, including recreational and culinary amenities.

Did You Know? Summerville is the Birthplace of Sweet Tea. An achievement unique in Southern culture—Summerville lays claim to being the birthplace of that most Southern of delicacies—sweet tea.

Application Instructions:

For more information about this opportunity or to refer a qualified candidate, all expressions of interest (including a Resume/CV and a cover letter) must be submitted to Ann Trotter: and/or

Contact Information:
Ann Trotter
Managing Partner
Kaye/Bassman International Corp.
Phone: (972) 265-5251 – Direct
Email: and/or

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. A comprehensive benefits package is included.

Articularis Healthcare Group has partnered with Kaye/Bassman to fill this position for the AHG. AHG is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for the position applied for without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military/veteran status, gender identity, or other non-merit factors. We welcome and encourage applications from minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities (including disabled veterans).