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Dr. Peter Buck­ley has been named ex­ec­u­tive VP of med­i­cal af­fairs at the Vir­ginia Com­mon­wealth Univer­sity Health Sys­tem and dean of the VCU School of Medicine, ef­fec­tive Jan. 17. He re­places Dr. Jerome

Strauss, who served as dean for 11 years. He will stay at VCU as a fac­ulty mem­ber.

Buck­ley will over­see a physi­cian group prac­tice of 600 doc­tors and the aca­demic health sciences center. He is cur­rently ex­ec­u­tive VP of med­i­cal af­fairs and in­te­gra­tion at Au­gusta Univer­sity in Ge­or­gia and also is dean of the med­i­cal col­lege at Au­gusta and a pro­fes­sor of psy­chi­a­try, phar­ma­col­ogy and ra­di­ol­ogy.

Jor­dan Her­get has been named pres­i­dent and CEO of O’Con­nor Hospi­tal in San Jose, Calif., and St. Louise Re­gional Hospi­tal in Gil­roy, Calif., both part of Red­wood City, Calif.based Ver­ity Health, pre­vi­ously known as the Daugh­ters of Char­ity Health Sys­tem. He re­places Robert Minkin.

Her­get has been COO of Good Sa­mar­i­tan Hospi­tal in San Jose, an HCA fa­cil­ity. He be­gan his health­care ca­reer with Ernst & Young as a se­nior con­sul­tant, later join­ing HCA in 1999 as an as­so­ciate in the con­troller de­vel­op­ment pro­gram at St. Mark’s Hospi­tal in Salt Lake City.

Jef­frey Keller has been named chief in­no­va­tion of­fi­cer of the Univer­sity of Vir­ginia Health Sys­tem in Char­lottesville.

In this newly cre­ated role, Keller, 41, will help lead re­search on new and im­proved treat­ment op­tions avail­able at UVA.

Most re­cently, Keller founded El­e­ment Di­ag­nos­tics, a com­pany that de­vel­ops molec­u­lar di­ag­nos­tics to im­prove the treat­ment of can­cers. He also pre­vi­ously worked in var­i­ous op­er­at­ing roles at GE Health­care and as a health­care spe­cial­ist at Black­Arch Part­ners, an in­vest­ment bank in Char­lotte, N.C.



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