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Innovation Integration Partner

Company: Gundersen Health System
Location: La Crosse
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

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Job Description:

Gundersen Health System has made a commitment to be a leader in healthcare innovation. The Innovation Business Integration Partner drives innovation and process improvement. Manages relationships, communications, and acts as a liaison between new venture/idea teams and core functional areas across the organization.

The Innovation Business Integration Partner monitors the integration of new ideas into Gundersen, ensuring its alignment with and support of strategic business activities.

Major Responsibilities

  1. Collaborates with clinicians, leaders, and others within GHS to identify innovative ideas for improving healthcare. Assists in innovation evaluations and track progress of continued research and/or development activities related to innovation projects.

  2. Identifies, trains, and manages a network of New Venture Advocates within the company who will ease the path toward idea generation, new venture creation, innovation development, and/or process improvement

  3. Manages relationships and communication between new venture/idea teams and core functional areas across the organization, supporting incubation and other new idea team success and maintaining a positive working environment

  4. Serves as a liaison with all levels of the organization and new venture/idea teams.

  5. Develops and manages the process that incorporates new development and improvement ideas back into Gundersen.

  6. Proactively identifies, troubleshoots, and resolves situations that might derail successful realization of new venture launches or idea integration into Gundersen.

  7. Develops a network of internal experts and ambassadors who represent or can provide access to Gundersen's core competencies, assets, and capabilities

  8. Interfaces with core functional teams; manages their participation in new venture/idea creation, new venture teams, new venture boards, implementation teams

  9. Captures and shares insights / learnings from Incubation (or integration into Gundersen) with leadership

  10. Advances internal and external promotion for innovation.

  11. Prepares and presents regular updates.

  12. Performs other job-related responsibilities as requested.

Education and Learning:


Bachelor's Degree in Innovation, Engineering, Business, or Healthcare


MBA preferred

Work Experience:


7+ years of professional, strategic level work experience demonstrating integration of new business development ideas into large organizations


Experience in corporate innovation and/or venturing (either internal and / or external venture development)

Experience in relationship management

License and Certifications:


Lean Six Sigma certification preferred

Age Specific Population:


Osha Category:

Category 3 - Employees in this job title have no reasonably anticipated risk of occupational exposure to blood and/or other potentially infectious materials.

Environmental Conditions:

Not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions (as in typical office work)

Physical Requirements/Demands of The Position:

Sitting frequently

Static Standing rarely

Walking/Standing occasionally

Driving occasionally

Reaching - Below Shoulder occasionally

Repetitive Actions - Pinch Forces occasionally

Pounds of Force: 0-25

Repetitive Actions - Fine Manipulation frequently

Lifting - Other rarely

Number of Pounds: 0-25


If you need assistance with any portion of the application or have questions about the position, please contact or call 608-775-0267

Equal Opportunity Employer

Keywords: Gundersen Health System, La Crosse , Innovation Integration Partner, Other , La Crosse, Wisconsin

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