Chief Operating Officer, Victoria Hospital – Winnipeg Regional Health Authority

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The Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (WRHA) is one of the largest and most diverse health regions in Canada. It is responsible for providing health care to more than 700,000 people living in the City of Winnipeg as well as the surrounding Rural Municipalities of East and West St. Paul and the Town of Churchill, located in northern Manitoba.

Located in South Winnipeg, Victoria Hospital (a 192-bed hospital with an operating budget of $64M) proudly provides a wide range of inpatient and outpatient services including urgent care, family medicine, geriatric rehabilitation, endoscopy, day surgery and is the provincial centre of excellence for bariatric surgery. Along with other support services, Victoria Hospital plays a vital role in advancing health care and is the largest mental health facility within the Winnipeg Health Authority.

Chief Operating Officer, Victoria Hospital

The Chief Operating Officer (COO), Victoria Hospital is responsible for leadership and oversight of the Victoria Hospital located within the Winnipeg Health Region. This position reports to the Chief Health Operations Officer, Acute Health Services and Chief Nursing Officer of the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (WRHA) and is a key member of the Senior Executive Leadership Team. As the senior operations leader the COO cultivates a progressive environment to engage the hearts and minds of a team of 1000 front-line staff, physicians and leadership in patient/clinical service, continuous improvement, safety, innovation, financial performance, and service excellence. They engage successfully in fostering effective partnerships with the Victoria Guild and Victoria Hospital Foundation and forge strong connections to the South Winnipeg community area.

The COO will effectively contribute to driving employee development and engagement and advancing key operational priorities and systems that improve the provision of care to patients with focused attention on health care services, patient safety, access, flow, and integration within operations. The COO will inspire and champion operational innovation, diversity, workplace safety and financial sustainability.

As an effective leader, the COO models the LEADS framework with purposeful emphasis on engaging others, systems transformation, and achieving results.

Career Experience & Core Competencies

The successful candidate will possess 10-15 years’ progressive healthcare experience in senior leadership roles in complex operating environments with significant organizational change.

They will have a post-graduate degree preferably in a health related field. Master of Public, Business or Health Care Administration preferred.  An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered. 

To Apply

To express your interest in this exciting leadership opportunity, please submit your cover letter and resume, in confidence.

For a conversation in confidence, please contact Hayley Becker, Partner at or Natalie Woods, Principal at

Winnipeg Regional Health Authority and Mirams Becker are committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace; we welcome applications from women, racially visible individuals, people with disabilities, Indigenous peoples, and 2SLGBTQ+ persons. Winnipeg Regional Health Authority is an equal opportunity employer committed to an inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection process. Requests for accommodation can be made at any stage of the recruitment process providing the applicant has met the bona-fide requirements for the open position. If contacted for this employment opportunity, please advise if you require any accommodation.

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