Erlanger Health System has tapped a 27-year health care veteran to head Erlanger East and Erlanger North hospitals.
Dr. Phillip E. Jackson, currently an executive with Davita HealthCare Partners, will join Erlanger on Sept. 1. In his current role in Memphis, he is regional operations director for 20 outpatient dialysis centers and five home programs.
Dr. Jackson is board-certified in healthcare management and is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives. A Navy veteran, he also previously served as health care management degree program chair for Baptist College of Health Sciences in Memphis.
As a lifelong learner, Dr. Jackson has remained active in higher education as an advisory board member, lead faculty for Ohio University MHA Program, and adjunct faculty for the University of Arkansas MSOM Program.
"I am excited about the opportunity to serve at Chattanooga's premier healthcare system," Dr. Jackson said.
Erlanger President Kevin Spiegel praised Jackson's experience and record.
"With his distinguished history in executive healthcare leadership positions, Phil will be a tremendous asset to our executive team, our academic mission, this community and those we serve," Spiegel said in a statement today.
Erlanger East and North are two of the five medical campuses in the Erlanger Health System. Erlanger is also the region's only academic teaching center and treats more than a quarter million patients every year.