Administers the assigned clinical departments. Collaborates in the planning for clinical care services and assures implementation of key strategies to meet system and facility goals for clinical care, service, and financial results. Directs and evaluates the clinical service for area of responsibility which includes multiple patient care units, departments, and/or facility service lines. Provides leadership mentoring and evaluation of front line leaders. For some AD positions, system responsibilities are required. For OB Services, the AD works directly with the SVP/CNE to ensure standardization of OB practices, risk reduction strategies, medical staff relationships/issues, and strategic planning regarding all system aspects of OB Services. Models appropriate behavior as exemplified in MLH Mission, Vision and Values.