Fran Blackwell joined Virtua in 2015 as the senior vice president of Integrated Operations. In this role, she has system leadership responsibility for safety and security, hospitality, lab, pharmacy and radiology.
Blackwell has held various senior leadership positions in for profit and not for profit health care organizations around the country. She has implemented co-management agreements for system-wide services and held board seats in a number of healthcare businesses including lab and radiology joint ventures. Throughout her career, she has been responsible for developing and implementing strategy and optimizing operational performance.
Blackwell holds a Bachelor of Science in Speech and Hearing from California University of Pennsylvania. She earned a Master of Arts in Speech/Language Pathology from University of Pittsburgh and a Master of Business Administration from Temple University. She is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.