Philip Hackett has been named executive director of the Sentara RMH Medical Group.
Established in January 2010, Sentara RMH Medical Group is a subsidiary of Sentara RMH Medical Center. Its team of 106 providers includes 78 physicians, 28 advanced practice clinicians and a support staff of 355. It operates 25 primary care and specialty clinics across Rockingham, Page and Augusta counties.
Hackett is a native of Indiana but a 25-year resident of Virginia. He has 20 years of experience in healthcare, holding positions of progressively increased responsibility in physician practice management and operations. More than half of his experience has been with Carilion Health System in southwestern Virginia. He most recently served as a director of the Southern & Western Group for Health Management Associates in Naples, Florida, with over 500 employed physicians.
“Phil is a seasoned and versatile senior healthcare executive with extensive financial and operational management experience, particularly in the physician practice setting,” said John McGowan, M.D., president, Sentara RMH Medical Group. “His wealth of experience in medical group management will greatly benefit SRMG as we focus on providing quality, compassionate care and maturing our population health management capabilities through optimum electronic medical record (EMR) utilization, patient-centered care, evidence-driven performance and service excellence.”
Hackett holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and accounting from Anderson University, Anderson, Indiana and completed graduate coursework in higher education administration at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia. He also is a certified public accountant.
“I am extremely excited to join the Sentara RMH Medical Group team and become part of the Harrisonburg/Rockingham County community,” Hackett said. “The mission, vision and culture of Sentara RMH align with my personal focus on partnering with physicians to improve quality, safety and customer service. Our industry is in an exciting period of change. I look forward to helping continue a tradition of excellence as we partner with our physicians to meet the medical needs of our community and address the challenges ahead of us. ”
Hackett and his wife, Connie, have two children and five grandchildren.