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Virtua Announces Leadership Promotions

April 29, 2019 - Virtua is pleased to announce the promotions of some of its best people to pivotal leadership positions.

April 29, 2019

Virtua is pleased to announce the promotions of some of its best people to pivotal leadership positions. These talented professionals will be instrumental in building an even greater network of care for the people of South Jersey due, in part, to the anticipated acquisition of the Lourdes Health System.

John M. Matsinger, DO, MBA, was recently promoted to the position of executive vice president (EVP) and chief operating officer at Virtua. In this role, Dr. Matsinger is responsible for the oversight of Virtua’s hospitals, satellite emergency rooms, home care agency, rehabilitation centers, the Virtua Medical Group, and community health engagement services.

Dr. Matsinger has held several leadership positions at Virtua since joining the organization in 2008. Most recently, he served as EVP and chief clinical officer, providing strategic direction, leadership, and accountability for all physician services, as well as setting the standards for the highest level of quality and safety throughout Virtua.

Dr. Matsinger graduated from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed his internship and residency in Internal Medicine. He received a Master of Business Administration from Drexel University. He is a member of Beta Sigma Gamma, the international business honors society, and a Fellow in the American College of Osteopathic Internists. Dr. Matsinger has also completed The Academy GE Fellows Program for Physician Executives, which develops future physician leaders across the healthcare industry.

Dr. Matsinger lives with his wife, Tanya, and two daughters in Huntingdon, Pa.

Jennifer Khelil, DO, MBA, is now senior vice president and chief medical officer at Virtua. In this position, Dr. Khelil will collaborate with the leadership team to provide clinical oversight to all system practices while focusing on high reliability, quality and safety, and patient outcomes. She will also continue to provide leadership for Physician Services and Medical Affairs.

Since joining Virtua in 2013, Dr. Khelil has held several positions. Her most recent role was vice president of medical affairs, where she oversaw compliance with accrediting agencies’ standards, medical staff bylaws development and adherence, peer review performance monitoring, and medical staff privileging.

Dr. Khelil holds a Master of Business Administration from Quinnipiac University and a medical degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey School of Osteopathic Medicine. She is a graduate of the Virtua Physician Leadership Program and the Health Management Academy Physician Leadership Program.

Dr. Khelil resides in Medford, N.J., with her four children.

Chrisie Scott, MBA, is Virtua’s new senior vice president and chief marketing officer. She is responsible for strategic marketing, communications, and public relations, and oversees Virtua’s centralized access center. Scott’s specialty is connecting data-driven insights to compelling “heart-wired” strategies for the health system.

Prior to this position, Scott was Virtua’s vice president for strategic marketing. Before joining Virtua in 2018, she served as the chief marketing officer for Hackensack Meridian Health, where she led the development and launch of the inaugural brand strategy during the Hackensack-Meridian merger. 

Scott holds a Master of Business Administration in marketing from Fairleigh Dickinson University and a bachelor’s degree in communications from Rowan University. She is the board president of the JDRF New Jersey and Rockland County Chapter and a member of the Healthcare Executive Forum, a peer-voted, executive-level group that fosters accelerated learning, sharing, and professional development in marketing and strategy.

Scott resides with her husband, Greg, and two children in Colts Neck, N.J.