A Suffolk legal professional has been named Vice Chairman of the Sentara Healthcare Board of Administrators.
Whitney Saunders, who has been a member of the board of administrators since 2017, was elected to the place, which additionally oversees Sentara Healthcare’s medical affairs committee.
Saunders has been training legislation in Suffolk since 1982 and is at present an legal professional with Saunders & Ojeda, PC, and Chairman of the Blocker Basis.
He obtained his training at Woodberry Forest Faculty, Swarthmore Faculty, and the College of Virginia Faculty of Regulation, and is an lively member of state and native bar associations. He has additionally served as chairman of the Virginia State Board of Self-discipline.
Allan Parrott was elected Chairman of the Sentara Healthcare Board of Administrators, having served as Vice Chairman for the previous three years. He has been on the board since 2015 and succeeds Dian Calderone, who has served on the board since 2014 and can stay on the board as quick previous chair and assume management of the governance committee.
“Dian’s management imaginative and prescient has been excellent and very important throughout some of the dynamic durations in Sentara’s 134-year historical past,” Howard P. Kern, president and CEO of Sentara Healthcare, mentioned in a press release. “I recognize Dian’s advocacy and dedication to the communities we serve and I thank her for her service and her time as president. I additionally welcome Allan and Whitney to their new roles as president and vp.”
A press launch cited Calderone’s tenure as president as Sentara navigated the COVID-19 pandemic and elevated wages and advantages for her workers whereas engaged on points associated to violence and verbal abuse of well being care employees and dealing in well being inequities.
Sentara’s board of administrators helps information the corporate’s strategic path, approves capital funding in amenities, units objectives for high quality, security and scientific outcomes, and executes the corporate’s nonprofit mission of enhancing well being day by day.
The corporate has about 29,000 workers and 12 hospitals in Virginia and northeastern North Carolina, together with Sentara Obici Hospital in Suffolk.