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Dr. James J. Bleicher

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PinnacleHealth Hospitals
4300 Londonderry Road
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17109
United States

Company Description: PinnacleHealth is committed to providing high quality care and we believe quality is an important part of making medical decisions. Your trust - that we will...   more

Employment History


  • M.S.
  • M.D.
    The University of Arizona
  • M.D.
    The University of Arizona Cancer Center
  • M.D. “It’s better
  • Master's of Science degree , Healthcare Management
    Harvard University
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James J. Bleicher, MD, MHCM, ..., 24 Jan 2013 [cached]
James J. Bleicher, MD, MHCM, joins PinnacleHealth as president of the PinnacleHealth Medical Group. His vision is to create a system of care-both across the medical group and the health system to develop the continuity of care that is patient-centric.
A native of Michigan, Dr. Bleicher practiced internal medicine for 10 years before becoming the CEO of a multi-specialty practice. After receiving his Masters Degree at Harvard, he moved to Sedona, AZ where he served as the CMO and later CEO of a two hospital system. Dr. Bleicher is a Board-certified internist and Harvard Masters' prepared executive physician leader, with more than 12 years of executive level experience.
The AHA awarded its 2012 ..., 1 Jan 2013 [cached]
The AHA awarded its 2012 Shirley Ann Munroe Leadership Award to James Bleicher, M.D., president and CEO of Verde Valley Medical Center in Cottonwood, Ariz.
Administration for VVMC, 31 Aug 2008 [cached]
James BleicherVice President, Medical Affairs
“Verde Valley Medical Center sought the ..., 2 Mar 2012 [cached]
“Verde Valley Medical Center sought the affiliation with The University of Arizona to further enhance the level of care we offer by providing patients access to cutting-edge cancer research and treatments close to home,†said James Bleicher, M.D., president and CEO of Verde Valley Medical Center and the Cancer Centers of Northern Arizona Healthcare â€" Sedona. “Working with The University of Arizona Cancer Center will provide us with additional resources and specialists as we continue to build a comprehensive state-of-the-art cancer program.
Verde Valley Medical Center - President James Bleicher, M.D., named recipient of American Hospital Association's leadership award, 19 Nov 2012 [cached]
President James Bleicher, M.D., named recipient of American Hospital Association's leadership award Verde Valley Medical Center - President James Bleicher, M.D., named recipient of American Hospital Association's leadership award
Verde Valley Medical Center
VVMC President James Bleicher, M.D., named recipient of American Hospital Association’s leadership award
Nov. 19, 2012 Verde Valley Medical Center’s President and Chief Executive Officer James J. Bleicher, M.D., M.S., recently was named the 2012 winner of the American Hospital Association’s (AHA) Shirley Ann Munroe Leadership Award. The national award recognizes the accomplishments of chief executives and administrators from small hospitals who have achieved improvements in local health delivery and health status through their leadership and direction.
Dr. Bleicher was recognized by the AHA for his commitment to quality improvement. Since joining VVMC in 2009 as the hospital’s vice president of Operations and Medical Affairs, VVMC’s nationally reported Hospital Quality Alliance (HQA) measures have increased from 65 percent to 92 percent. Additionally, the hospital has significantly decreased infection rates, reporting zero central-line infections as well as zero ventilator-associated pneumonia during the last four years.
Dr. Bleicher also was selected for the award for his innovation in building communitywide collaborative relationships, improving and expanding coverage and access to essential healthcare services, implementing patient safety and quality initiatives, and identifying and utilizing new technologies and information systems to improve health outcomes. He has been a driving force in community-focused healthcare services for patients and families. Under his leadership, VVMC opened several primary and specialty clinics, renovated and expanded VVMC campuses, increased services offered and positively impacted the community’s perception of VVMC.
Under Dr. Bleicher’s guidance, VVMC was listed as one of the “100 Great Community Hospitals†in the U.S. by Becker’s Hospital Review, and the hospital earned several Get With The Guidelines® awards from the American Heart Association.
His influence and leadership have changed the culture at VVMC by implementing a whole-hospital concept that recognizes each employee as a vital member of the organization and healthcare team. In the past two years, employee engagement has increased from the 18th percentile to the 90th percentile as measured through an annual survey conducted by the Advisory Board. Because of his work, Dr. Bleicher was selected by Professional Research Consultants to speak this year at their national conference on the topic of building a positive hospital culture.
Dr. Bleicher was named VVMC president and CEO in 2010. Before becoming president, he was the vice president of Medical Affairs, serving as a liaison between hospital administration and the VVMC medical staff. In addition to his administrative roles, he has many years of clinical experience as a hospitalist and internist.
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