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Jeff Walker is accustomed to navigating through multiple constituencies and changing market conditions, while being recognized for delivering creative solutions within complex organizational structures with exceptional outcomes.

While simultaneously holding executive positions with both CVHN (Central Virginal Health Network) and CenVaNet, Jeff Walker grew two startups, a regional “super PHO”, and an equity-model risk bearing PHO. This CEO was the former President of the
Board of Directors - United Way of Harrisonburg/Rockingham County and
the Shenandoah Valley Partnership.


Jeff Walker - MHA, CEO / PHO / ACO / Health Care Executive is right at home with Cooperative Strategy, Alliances, Joint Ventures, and Partnership Execution. Over the course of many years in his positions as CEO, VP / Director of Finance and Operations, and Administrative Director in the Health Care / Hospital Administration industry, he has honed the skills of a collaborative leader and developer of companies, strategies, cultures, programs, and people.

Thriving on shaping Health Care business environments, delivering high impact, positive and profitable change to those organizations, Jeff's experience spans health care concerns from start-ups, to growing businesses, or to those in need of sustainable performance improvement. 

Others with whom he has worked have been complimentary of his even temperament, open-minded consideration of others’ points of view, and direct yet approachable style of management and leadership.

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VaLiance Health, LLC

Jeff was recruited by the Board of VaLiance Health from CVHN to lead, develope, and execute collaborative strategies, cultivate synergistic relationships among health system partners, manage Shenandoah Shared Hospital Services, Inc., and operate both companies in a manner consistent with industry best practices.

VALIANCE: REGIONAL ALLIANCE is a regional alliance among the University of Virginia, Rockingham Memorial Hospital and Augusta Health serving Central Shenandoah Valley. Jeff was instrumental in having accomplished the following:

  • Created a culture of collaboration by leading annual Executive Committee retreats resulting in establishing a code of conduct for the partners, consensus on mission and purpose, constructive dialog about opportunities in the marketplace, and enhanced trust among the institutional partners.

  • Transitioned the alliance partners to executing "cooperative" rather than "competitive" strategies in the marketplace, reducing service redundancy, aligning strategic plans, strengthening institutional relationships, and improving overall financial performance for all mutual participants.

  • Developed / executed a complex JV for a radiation oncology service unique to healthcare in the United States by melding community and academic physician practices. On an initiative considered to have an extraordinary degree of difficulty, led the organization through a seamless and profitable execution, exceeding pro forma projections by 300%.

  • Lead / organized a consortium of educational providers and hospitals with conflicting agendas and successfully implemented a $1.5 M Department of Labor Workforce Development grant.

  • Created of a radiation oncology joint venture unique to healthcare in the United States, an initiative considered to have an extraordinary degree of difficulty, and delivered over 300% of projections.

  • Doubled Shanandoah Shared Hospital Service's revenue and increased owners’ equity for 12 consecutive years, naming it one of the 10 Best Companies for Employee Financial Security by PFG (Principal Financial Group).

  • Transitioned local partners from competing strategies to cooperative alliances in the marketplace during tenure with VaLiance.

SHENANDOAH: SHARED SERVICES COOP is a 501e hospital services cooperative sponsored by Rockingham Memorial Hospital and Augusta Health serving 12 competing hospitals throughout western Virginia with a $20 million budget and 100 employees.

  Vice President / Director, Finance and Operations
Central Virginia Health Network (CVHN)
  Directing CVHN and CenVaNet organization start-ups, Jeff implemented a broad set of initiatives that resulted in quality and efficiency improvements, established common and specialized infrastructures, and reported financial and operational performance to the Boards.


CVHN is a regional “super PHO” of community hospitals, academic medical centers, and community physicians delivering managed care contracting and provider integration. During this start-up, Jeff was able to accomplish:

  • Within a year, built out network of 1,500 physicians and increased hospital network
    from 3 to 8
  • Improved communication across hospitals and led provider best practices” initiatives
  • Implemented innovative payor relationships valued at more than $100 million


CenVaNet is an equity-model risk bearing PHO between CVHN, Inc. and community physician investors designed as a vehicle for engaging health plans in risk-bearing contracts. In accomplishing his goals for this start-up, Jeff:

  • Recruited 380 physician investors, raising $1.3 million in initial capitalization
  • Secured 25,000 covered lives and $32 million in captivated payments
  • Reduced Medicare average-length-of-stay from 6.25 to 5 days, by creating health risk screening and care management programs
  • Built the organizational foundation for CenVaNet’s evolution to a regional ACO
  Administrative Director
Bon Secours Health System, St. Mary’s Hospital
a nonprofit with 10,001+ employees in Richmond, VA

Jeff managed ambulatory care services including home health, EAP, occupational health, outpatient pharmacy, reference lab, managed mental health, and weight management for this 350-bed community hospital serving Richmond and Central Virginia.

  Administrative Resident
Greenville Hospital System

a nonprofit; 10,001+ employees in Greenville, SC

The Greenville Hospital System is a prestigious integrated health system, regional tertiary care center and non-academic teaching hospital serving upstate South Carolina

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  Jeff has been a big part of the healthcare industry in more ways than one. Acting not only as an industry leader for the organizations in which he has been put in charge, but by mentoring, helping, and guiding local and regional health care organizations and health care non-profits:

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