Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer
Stephanie Fendrick, FACHE, MBA, is executive vice president and chief strategy officer at Virtua Health. She leads the formulation, development, and advancement of Virtua Health’s growth and transformation strategy across multiple service lines and for the entire health system. She also explores, develops, and manages relationships with other providers and organizations that support Virtua’s strategic imperatives.
Fendrick’s expansive health care experience makes her uniquely qualified to oversee Virtua’s enterprise-wide growth initiatives, service-line strategy, and key partnerships – including clinical collaborations with Penn Medicine and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Fendrick also oversees Virtua’s digital transformation and community-based programs, which encompasses the award-winning “Eat Well” food-access initiative.
Fendrick and her team position Virtua’s portfolio of care offerings for maximum impact, including consumer loyalty, market growth, access to care, and quality outcomes. Her focus areas include behavioral health, cardiovascular health, neurosciences, oncology, organ transplantation, orthopedics, surgery, and women’s and children’s health. Virtua is a leader in maternity, welcoming approximately 9,000 babies annually. Also, under Fendrick’s leadership, Virtua’s organ transplantation division has doubled its yearly volume – providing 100-plus people with restored health.
Fendrick is coach certified for Six Sigma and green belt trained. She also completed the Health Management Academy GE Fellowship program for senior executives and is a Fellow with the American College of Healthcare Executives.
She is on the Board of Directors of the Jewish Family and Children’s Services of Southern New Jersey, a not-for-profit organization that provides quality, affordable, and accessible social services. Previously, Fendrick served on the board for Samaritan Life-Enhancing Care and the American Heart Association’s “Go Red for Women” Executive Leadership Committee, including a term as chair for the annual fundraising luncheon.
Before joining Virtua, Fendrick worked at ChristianaCare, starting her career as an administrative resident, then working in quality and operations. Fendrick earned her Bachelor of Arts at Franklin and Marshall College and her MBA with a concentration in health services from the Duke University Fuqua School of Business.
A South Jersey native, Fendrick lives in Voorhees with her husband, Jeffrey. The pair have three adult children, all of whom live in the region.