Jeff DiLisi, MD, MBA

Jeff DiLisi, MD, MBA

CEO – Roper St. Francis

Dr. Jeff DiLisi, an established leader who has attracted national attention for advancements in healthcare quality and patient safety, serves as president and chief executive officer of Roper St. Francis Healthcare in Charleston, SC.

DiLisi spearheads the private, not-for-profit healthcare system’s efforts to provide superior access to quality healthcare while carrying out its mission of “healing all people with compassion, faith and excellence.”

Dr. DiLisi most recently served as senior vice president and chief medical officer of Virginia Hospital Center, a 394-bed not-for-profit, teaching hospital in Arlington, VA. Under his leadership, Virginia Hospital Center was named one of the Joint Commission’s Top Performers on Key Quality Measures for consistently high levels of evidence-based practice. The hospital has received sixteen consecutive “A”s for safety and “Top Hospital” recognition for four of the past five years from the Leapfrog Group, along with a five-star rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

DiLisi was responsible for major procedural and ancillary areas accounting for 60 percent of the hospital’s revenue, and he led the hospital’s successful application to join the Mayo Clinic Care Network, which includes thousands of physicians collaborating to improve outcomes and advance care.

After earning a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Duke University, Dr. DiLisi received his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia and went on to earn a Master of Business Administration from The Fuqua School of Business at Duke.

Roper St. Francis Healthcare has four flagship hospitals and six strategically placed ERs. With almost 6,000 teammates, the healthcare system is the second-largest private employer in the Lowcountry of South Carolina, with nearly 1,000 doctors representing almost every medical specialty. The 657-bed system consists of 117+ facilities and services across five counties.


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