Sentara Healthcare has named Dr. Jordan Asher as its new Senior Vice President and Chief Physician Executive, effective July 9, 2018. Dr. Asher previously enjoyed a distinguished career at Ascension, which is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri. He served the organization and its subsidiaries for more than 25 years in a variety of roles, including as Physician Network Executive, Chief Medical Officer and Chief Integration Officer.

Sentara names new SVP and Chief Physician Executive

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Sentara Healthcare has named Dr. Jordan Asher as its new Senior Vice President and Chief Physician Executive, effective July 9, 2018. Dr. Asher previously enjoyed a distinguished career at Ascension, which is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri. He served the organization and its subsidiaries for more than 25 years in a variety of roles, including as Physician Network Executive, Chief Medical Officer and Chief Integration Officer. Dr. Asher most recently served as Chief Clinical Officer for Ascension Care Management. From his comprehensive experience, Dr. Asher brings to Sentara an ability to create innovative models of care delivery as well as national thought leadership on the future of health care.

In his new role, Dr. Asher will work to champion quality, foster clinical effectiveness and further cultivate a culture of excellence in the delivery of clinical services across the continuum of care. He will oversee system-wide Clinical Quality and Safety, Clinical Effectiveness, the Sentara Quality Care Network (SQCN), the High Performance Design process and Clinical Performance Improvement initiatives.

Dr. Asher holds a Doctor of Medicine degree from Vanderbilt University, where he also completed his Internal Medicine residency. He received a Master’s of Science in Medical Management from the University of Texas, Dallas, and a graduate certificate in Formation for Catholic Healthcare Ministry Leadership from the Aquinas Institute of Theology and Ascension Health. Dr. Asher is a member of the American Association for Physician Leadership® and the American Society of Hypertension.

“I am thrilled to join Sentara and continue to support our mission of improving health every day,” said Dr. Asher. “I look forward to collaborating with team members across the system to expand clinical achievements, drive change and innovation and ultimately provide better outcomes for our patients and members.”