Ron Cottrell has been named vice president, Business Development, for the Blue Ridge Region of Sentara Healthcare.
The Sentara Blue Ridge Region is comprised of Martha Jefferson Hospital
in Charlottesville and Sentara RMH Medical Center in Harrisonburg.
A native of Michigan, Cottrell joined Martha Jefferson Hospital in 1989 as vice president, Operations. Since 1997 he has served as vice president, Planning and Corporate Development. Before joining Martha Jefferson Hospital he served as director of Planning and Development for Frye Regional Medical Center in Hickory, N.C. from 1984-1989.
Cottrell holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Central Michigan University and a master’s degree in business administration from James Madison University.
“Sentara RMH Medical Center and Martha Jefferson Hospital share a commitment to providing the highest quality, and most compassionate, care possible to the communities we serve,” Cottrell said. “As part of a system of 12 not-for-profit community hospitals, our mission is to improve health every day. I look forward to helping ensure that both Martha Jefferson and Sentara RMH continue to develop and offer the services and programs our community members need to enrich their lives and improve their health. ”
Cottrell serves as immediate past chair, Central Virginia Partnership for Economic Development and is a community council member of the Charlottesville/Albemarle Chamber of Commerce. He is a board member for the Martha Jefferson Hospital Physician Hospital Organization; chair of the Martha Jefferson Outpatient Surgery Center; vice-chair of Physical Therapy at ACAC Fitness; and a member of the Pantops Community Advisory Council.
Cottrell and his wife, Dawn, live in Charlottesville and have four sons.
About Sentara Healthcare
celebrates a 125-year history of innovation, compassion and community benefit. Based in Norfolk, Va., Sentara is a diverse not-for-profit family of 12 hospitals, an array of integrated services and a team 28,000 strong on a mission to improve health every day. This mandate is pursued through a disciplined strategy to achieve Top 10% performance in key measures through shared best practices, transformation of primary care through clinical integration and strategic growth that adds value to the communities we serve in Virginia and North Carolina.