John Fernandez - Chair - President and CEO, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infiirmary
John Fernandez was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary and of its parent company, Foundation of the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Inc., on January 1, 2007.
John arrived at Mass. Eye and Ear with an impressive record of leadership success at the Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), serving as Vice President of Clinical Service for his last eight years there.
14-year tenure at BWH
worked with chiefs of several services, enabling the hospital's surgical specialties, radiology and pathology departments to thrive in their clinical and academic missions.
John's accomplishments are many: he
has overseen major construction projects, improved services and operations, and achieved aggressive volume and financial goals
took the helm at the Mass. Eye and Ear
has been focusing the leadership on a new phase of efforts to ensure and enhance its reputation as one of the finest specialty hospitals in the world.
tenure Mass. Eye and Ear
has launched a 10-year strategic plan; opened a new site in East Bridgewater; formed new clinical alliances and collaborations with Mass General
, Brigham and Women's Hospital
, Children's Hospital
and Braintree Rehab; and grown patient volume and research revenue.
A graduate of the College of Wooster in Wooster, Ohio, Fernandez received his master's degree in Government Administration from the University of Pennsylvania.
He serves as is the Chairman of the Conference of Boston Teaching Hospitals and is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives, Healthcare Roundtable.
In addition, he is President-Elect of the American Association of Eye and Ear Hospitals and a member of the Massachusetts Hospital Association's Board of Trustees. (source)