Monday, August 30, 2010

Client News: Patrick Christiansen named COO of Inova Fairfax Hospital

Christiansen named COO of Inova Fairfax by Jennifer Lubell
Source: Posted August 30, 2010 - 11:00 am ET -

Patrick Christiansen, senior vice president of not-for-profit Inova Health System, Falls Church, Va., has been named COO of Inova Fairfax Hospital Campus. As COO, Christiansen will be responsible for operational procedures, participating in a collaborative team responsible for strategic decisions for the hospital and Inova Health System. He began his new duties Aug. 18, according to a statement from Inova.

Christiansen joined Inova Fairfax in 2007 as administrator of Inova Heart and Vascular Institute. Two years later he was named senior vice president with Inova Health System, taking on responsibility for additional service lines within Inova.

“Patrick has a proven track record of achievement and has become an innovative team leader,” L. Reuven Pasternak, CEO of Inova Fairfax Hospital Campus, said in a written statement. “I am confident in his excellent leadership qualities and look forward to working with him as we continue to expand and strengthen our programs to meet the needs of the community.”

Before joining to Inova, Christiansen served as vice president of operations at St. John’s Mercy Health Care in Creve Coeur, Mo., and served as vice president at St. Edwards Mercy Health Network in Fort Smith, Ark.

Rod Huebbers preceded Christiansen as COO. He recently left for an opportunity with Vanguard Health in San Antonio.

Inova declined to provide Christiansen's age

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