Mark Nessel is a senior vice president for Virtua Health and president of Virtua Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital. He is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of hospital facilities and implementing the health system’s strategy.
Prior to joining Virtua, Nessel served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Lourdes Health System, where he oversaw operations for Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center and Lourdes Medical Center of Burlington County. He provided leadership oversight for the development of high-quality, safe and cost-effective services, and had direct administrative oversight for nursing, mental health services, surgical services, plant operations, pharmacy, laboratory, food services, security, information systems, inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation and Imaging. Nessel was also responsible for enforcing procedures to ensure patient and physician satisfaction, as well as high employee morale. He has been highly engaged in the health system's journey to become a High-Reliability Organization.
Before his tenure at Lourdes, Nessel served as a senior vice president at St. Mary Medical Center and Aria Health.
Nessel earned his Bachelor of Arts and Master of Business Administration degrees from Temple University. He sits on the board of directors of Catholic Housing and Community Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.