Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital is pleased to announce that Jonathan Davis has been named as its new president.

Jonathan Davis named president of Martha Jefferson


Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital is pleased to announce that Jonathan Davis has been named as its new president. Davis, who is currently president of Methodist Charlton Medical Center in Dallas, Texas, will bring a wealth of experience to Sentara Martha Jefferson. He is a skilled leader and has a proven track record of operational success.

“Jonathan greatly impressed us with his insight, maturity and his embrace of the unique culture and spirit of Martha Jefferson,” noted Peter Brooks, chair of the Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital Board of Directors. “Jonathan’s experience in managing healthcare facilities in a number of different settings has provided him with an in-depth understanding of the challenges and opportunities Sentara Martha Jefferson will face as we continue to improve on our already strong track record of delivering the highest quality care with affordable economics.”

Raised in Little Rock Arkansas, Davis earned a B.S. in physiology from Arkansas State University, an M.A. in physiology from Northern Arizona University and a Master of Public Healthcare Administration from Tulane University. Davis was drawn to the commitment and sense of compassion at Sentara Martha Jefferson.

“The caring tradition really spoke to my personal values and my passion to serve patients, families and the community. I know great outcomes at Sentara Martha Jefferson haven’t happened by chance but through the commitment of many, including nurses, physicians, volunteers, leadership, support teams and passionate community members.”

As president, Davis will be responsible for accomplishing the strategic priorities of the hospital, as well as continuing to ensure integration with Sentara.

“We are pleased Jonathan is joining the team and look forward to working with him to ensure the continued success of Martha Jefferson,” said Howard Kern, president and chief operating officer of Sentara Healthcare. “With his experience working within a healthcare system, he will bring valued insights to the rest of the system.”

“My hopes and aspirations for Martha Jefferson are that we serve and improve health in more patients tomorrow than we did today”, commented Davis. “My measure of success beyond that is that we, as a high performing team, provide “best in class” care to every person coming through the doors.”

Davis and his wife Janet have a son Andrew and a daughter Sydney. Davis is taking over after the retirement announcement made by Jim Haden earlier this year. Davis will officially start in mid-January 2015.