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St. Vincent’s HealthCare names new Chief Medical Officer

Thursday, March 1, 2018   (0 Comments)
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Jacksonville, FL (March 1, 2018) – St. Vincent's HealthCare, part of Ascension, the nation's largest Catholic and non-profit health system, has selected Dr. Jeff Mathison as its new system chief medical officer. Along with chief nursing officer Lorraine Keith, DNP, Dr. Mathison will oversee clinical and medical staff operations for the entire health system. He previously served as a regional chief medical officer at another Ascension health system in Indiana.

“Dr. Mathison is an outstanding addition to the St. Vincent’s team. I had the privilege of serving with him in a previous role and his unparalleled care and caring for our patients and to our shared commitment and devotion to our Mission are second to none,” said Tom VanOsdol, president and CEO of St. Vincent’s HealthCare. “He is an exceptional healthcare leader and true community servant. We are fortunate to have him working with us and alongside our entire medical staff of world-class physicians and caregivers to provide patients with the care they need, when and where they need it.”

Dr. Mathison is a graduate of the Indiana University School of Medicine and has been the chief medical officer of St. Vincent Anderson since June 2016. He joined the health system in 1990 as a medical resident in the emergency department where he served for two years and began his family medicine practice in 1992. He eventually rejoined St. Vincent as a family physician before assuming his CMO role.

“For more than a century, St. Vincent’s HealthCare has been doing great work in the community and I am thankful for the opportunity to have a role in the many great things to come,” said Dr. Mathison. “Everyone deserves to have access to compassionate, personalized care close to home and I look forward to advancing this important work with the wonderful team assembled at St. Vincent’s.”

Dr. Mathison will assume his new role with St. Vincent’s HealthCare on March 5. 

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About St. Vincent’s HealthCare

In Jacksonville, Florida, Ascension’s St. Vincent’s HealthCare operates three hospitals in addition to dozens of healthcare facilities and employs more than 5,000 associates. Across the region, St. Vincent’s provided more than $73 million in community benefit and care of persons living in poverty in fiscal year 2017. Serving Jacksonville for over 130 years, Ascension is a faith-based healthcare organization committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, with special attention to persons living in poverty and those most vulnerable. Ascension is the largest non-profit health system in the U.S. and the world’s largest Catholic health system, operating 2,500 sites of care – including 141 hospitals and more than 30 senior living facilities – in 22 states and the District of Columbia. Visit