Sentara’s Northern Virginia Medical Center (SNVMC) has named Dr. Katherine Johnson as the new president.
According to a release, Johnson joined Sentara Healthcare this year as the Vice President and Chief Operating Officer and began providing oversight in August, when a search began for a new president for the organization.
“I am very proud and excited to have the opportunity to work with the Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center team in my new role and I look forward to improving healthcare for the Northern Virginia community we serve,” stated Johnson in a release.
Johnson’s new permanent role will become effective December 5.
“Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center is a 183-bed, not-for-profit community hospital in Prince William County, Virginia. SNVMC’s current service lines include primary care, emergency care, advanced imaging, cancer, diabetes, heart and vascular, orthopedics, urology, weight loss surgery, and women’s services extending throughout Northern Virginia and the greater Fredericksburg region,” stated a release.
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Prior to joining Sentara, Johnson spent eight years as president of Novant Health Thomasville Medical Center in Thomasville, NC. Her career also included serving as a chief nursing officer and vice president for patient care services for Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem, NC, and vice president of patient care services for Frye Regional Medical Center in Hickory, NC. Other experiences include serving as a director of nursing, assistant director of nursing, clinical nursing supervisor, and nurse.
Johnson holds a BS in Nursing and MS in Adult Health Nursing/Nursing Administration from the State University of New York at Buffalo, an MBA from the University of South Carolina, and a PhD in Healthcare Administration from Kennedy-Western University in Thousand Oaks, CA.