Christopher Chekouras is the vice president and chief operating officer for Virtua Health Services Network. He provides executive leadership for Virtua Berlin Hospital, a 95-licensed-bed, full-service medical and surgical hospital, which includes the first Acute Care for the Elderly Unit in South Jersey and a Wound Healing Center. Chekouras is responsible for ensuring clinical and service excellence for hospital inpatient, outpatient, emergency services and community outreach.
He also provides leadership for Virtua’s ambulatory services, which include Virtua’s health and wellness facilities in Camden, Washington Township, Voorhees and Moorestown. Additionally, Chekouras provides leadership oversight for Virtua’s post-acute services, which include Home Health, Health and Rehabilitation Services in Mt. Holly and Berlin, the Rehab Network and Virtua’s Mobile Intensive Care Units and Air Ambulance program.
Chekouras came to Virtua from Harbor Hospital, a 182-bed community hospital in Baltimore, MD, where he served as vice president for planning and physician relations. Prior to his tenure at Harbor Health, he served as director of business development and marketing for the American Red Cross, Biomedical Services. He is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and Society for Healthcare Strategy and Market Development.
Chekouras received a Bachelor of Science degree from Pennsylvania State University and a Master of Business Administration from Loyola College in Baltimore.