UVA Health taps chief ambulatory operations officer
John C. Bennett comes from PeaceHealth
UVA Health has named John C. Bennett its new chief ambulatory operations officer, overseeing all UVA Health clinical outpatient operations effective July 1.
Bennett comes from PeaceHealth, a nonprofit health care system with facilities in Alaska, Oregon and Washington, where he was chief executive of ambulatory services.
“UVA Health provides significant outpatient services throughout the commonwealth,” Dr. K. Craig Kent, executive vice president for health affairs and CEO of UVA Health, said in a statement. “John is an innovative leader who will further enhance our efforts to maintain the highest quality of care for patients and to increase accessibility for the over 1 million patients who seek care at UVA Health each year.”
Bennett previously was with Providence St. Joseph Health for two decades, where he held several leadership roles, including chief executive of the system’s Southern California region. He holds degrees from West Virginia University and Brigham Young University and served as an administrative fellow at Cleveland Clinic.
“I am excited to lead the outpatient operations at one of the nation’s premier academic health systems,” Bennett said in a statement. “I look forward to working with the incredible clinicians at UVA Health to provide our patients with convenient, easy access to our high-quality, coordinated care.”