What Are the Duties of a Hospital COO?

The COO is often responsible for physician relations.

The COO is often responsible for physician relations.

Large hospitals often have both a chief executive officer and a chief operating officer, or COO. Even smaller organizations may have both positions to ensure that one person is not overwhelmed with multiple responsibilities. While the CEO is generally responsible for global issues such as strategic development, dealing with the board of directors and external issues, the COO is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the hospital. However, COOs in different organizations may have different duties and roles.

Strategy and Finance

Quality, Safety and Saisfaction

Physician Relations

Daily Operations and Culture

Education and Salary

2016 Salary Information for Top Executives


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Beth Greenwood is an RN and has been a writer since 2010. She specializes in medical and health topics, as well as career articles about health care professions. Greenwood holds an Associate of Science in nursing from Shasta College.

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