Erlanger Health System President and CEO, Kevin M. Spiegel, FACHE, announced the appointment of Phillip E. Jackson, DSL, FACHE, as Erlanger’s new Vice President (VP) and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for Erlanger East and NorthHospitals.
Dr. Jackson will assume his new position with Erlanger on September 1, 2014. Erlanger’s new health system VP is currently an executive with Davita HealthCare Partners, a Fortune 500 company which operates 2,100 outpatient dialysis centers worldwide. Dr. Jackson comes to Erlanger from Memphis, Tennessee, where he serves as Regional Operations Director for 20 outpatient dialysis centers, five joint ventures, and five home programs.
Dr. Jackson is board-certified in healthcare management and is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives. He obtained a MSM in Finance from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, Cal. He also earned a Doctorate of Strategic Leadership from Regent University in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Dr. Jackson has 27 years of health care management experience working for the military health system, higher education, and for-profit health care.
Prior to his Regional Operations Director position, he served as Health Care Management Degree Program Chair for Baptist College of Health Sciences in Memphis. Dr. Jackson served honorably for 30 years in the United States Navy as an Administrator, Chief Administrative Officer, Senior Human Resources Executive, and Vice President in hospitals worldwide. In addition, his professional experiences span several years as a corporate financial manager and senior program/budget analyst for Navy Medicine and Department of Defense (Health Affairs).
As a lifelong learner, Dr. Jackson has remained active in higher education as an advisory board member, lead faculty for Ohio University MHA Program, and adjunct faculty for the University of Arkansas MSOM Program.
He and his wife, Hyung Mi, have two children: Sarah, in undergraduate studies at Harvard University and Jessica, in high school. “I am excited about the opportunity to serve at Chattanooga’s premier healthcare system,” Dr. Jackson said.
“With his distinguished history in executive healthcare leadership positions, Phil will be a tremendous asset to our executive team, our academic mission, this community and those we serve,” said Mr. Spiegel.