Howard Kern

President, Chief Executive Officer & Director at Sentara Healthcare

Howard Kern

Howard Kern

President, Chief Executive Officer & Director at Sentara Healthcare

Biography

Howard Kern is president and CEO of Sentara Healthcare, a not-for-profit integrated health care organization located in Norfolk, Va., with net revenues of $5.1 billion. Sentara is comprised of 12 acute care hospitals, 10 nursing centers and three assisted living centers in Virginia and northeastern North Carolina, with over 1,000 physicians in its four medical groups. Sentara also operates a health plan with 450,000 covered lives in Virginia, Ohio and Alabama.

Kern’s executive management experience includes 36 years in hospital, health insurance, ambulatory services and health care finance.

Kern is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives and serves on multiple professional and corporate boards. He obtained his master’s degree in health administration from the Medical College of Virginia and is on the faculty as a lecturer in the School of Health Administration. He also completed the CEO program for health care leadership at the Leonard Davis Institute for Health Economics at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

Kern serves on numerous corporate and community boards including HealthEast, a not-for-profit integrated delivery system in St. Paul, Minn. He is a past chairman of the board of Westminster Canterbury Chesapeake Bay, a continuing care retirement community in Virginia Beach, Va. He also serves as a board member of Future Hampton Roads, Hampton Roads Economic Development Alliance, MDLive, ReInvent Hampton Roads (Executive Committee), Town Point Club, Virginia Biosciences Health Research Corporation, Virginia Business Higher Education Council, the Virginia Symphony Orchestra and Virginia Wesleyan College.

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Sentara Healthcare
Sentara Norfolk General Hospital

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Number of Boards

26

Number of Awards

1

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Industry Advisor at Madison Dearborn Partners LLC

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Director/Executive Vice President at Sentara Hospitals

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Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer at Sentara Healthcare

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Life Member, Board of Trustees at Bridgewater College

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Director at Sentara Healthcare

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Chief Operating Officer & Senior Vice President at Sentara Healthcare

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President & Chief Executive Officer at Optima Health Plan (Investment Portfolio)

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President at Hunt, Calderone & Abbott PC

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Director at Sentara Healthcare

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Client Strategist-Emeritus at Signature Family Wealth Advisors

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President, Chief Executive Officer & Director at Sentara Healthcare
Education
MHA

From our beginnings in 1838 to today, as part of a thriving urban comprehensive academic medical center, the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine has maintained a reputation for excellence in teaching, research and health care. Our tradition of excellence provides a foundation for innovation as we move into the 21st century.

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The State University of New York is the largest comprehensive university system in the United States, educating approximately 468,000 students in more than 7,500 degree and certificate programs, and more than 1.8 million NYS citizens in professional development and personal enrichment programs, on 64 college and university campuses. There are nearly 3 million SUNY alumni worldwide.

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Fellow
Current

The American College of Healthcare Executives is a membership organization for healthcare executives.

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The participating CEOs lead companies that collectively employ more than five million people, generate more than $2 trillion in annual revenue, and represent 11 countries and a diverse group of industries.

Career History
President, Chief Executive Officer & Director
1980 - Current

Sentara Healthcare owns and operates hospitals. It identifies community health-related needs and enables solutions, with a primary focus on access to basic health care services, improved pregnancy outcomes, coalition building, and services for the frail and at-risk elderly. The company operates as acute care hospitals, outpatient care facilities, nursing centers, living centers, advanced imaging centers and primary care and multi-specialty physicians. The company was founded in 1888 and is headquartered in Norfolk, VA.

Affiliate Professor, Department of Health Administration
Tenure Unconfirmed

From our beginnings in 1838 to today, as part of a thriving urban comprehensive academic medical center, the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine has maintained a reputation for excellence in teaching, research and health care. Our tradition of excellence provides a foundation for innovation as we move into the 21st century.

President & Chief Executive Officer
Prior

Sentara Norfolk General Hospital provides cardiac care services. It offers cancer treatment, outpatient surgery, organ transplantations, neurosciences, and reconstructive surgery. The company was founded in 1888 and is headquartered in Norfolk, VA.

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2016

THE VIRGINIA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA (VSO) IS A LEADING CULTURAL ASSET CONNECTING EVERYONE IN HAMPTON ROADS THROUGH THE TRANSFORMATIVE POWER OF EXCEPTIONAL MUSICAL PERFORMANCES AND EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES.

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Sentara Healthcare purchases Obici Health System

Awards & Honors
2018
Virginia Business Magazine - Top 50 Most Influential Virginians
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