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OSU Wexner Medical Center Announces New COO

Analysis  |  By Melanie Blackman  
   June 08, 2021

Jay M. Anderson will execute the organization's vision and strategy across all clinical enterprise operations.

The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center named its new COO Monday afternoon.

Beginning July 1, Jay M. Anderson will take up the role and execute the organization's vision and strategy across all clinical enterprise operations at seven hospitals and its ambulatory services division.

In addition to overseeing operations and ensuring alignment across the medical center, Anderson will help work on growing a new comprehensive health platform, which will include telehealth services, home-based and remote health offerings, and a range of acute and specialty bedside care for patients.

"We welcome Jay’s remarkable experience in performance improvement, quality and operations to Ohio State," Harold Paz, MD, CEO of Ohio State Wexner Medical Center and executive vice president and chancellor for health affairs at OSU, said in a statement. "Undoubtedly, his deep roots in Columbus and affinity for Ohio State, combined with his exceptional experience and leadership, will continue to accelerate the achievement of our strategic goals."

Over the past two decades, Anderson has served in multiple executive leadership roles at Northwestern Medicine, most recently as president of Kishwaukee and Valley West Hospitals.

He also served as Northwestern Medicine's senior vice president of pandemic operations during the COVID-19 pandemic, where he was responsible for coordinating COVID-19 testing efforts and allocating resources.

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Melanie Blackman is the strategy editor at HealthLeaders, an HCPro brand.

Photo credit: Columbus,Ohio-USA April 25, 2020 Ohio State University-Wexner Medical Center Eye and Ear Institute. / Editorial credit: Eric Glenn /

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