The Christ Hospital Health Network Welcomes Jennifer Barry as Chief Operating Officer of The Christ Hospital Physicians

The Christ Hospital Health Network is pleased to announce that Jennifer Barry has accepted the position of Chief Operating Officer of The Christ Hospital Physicians (TCHP) effective immediately.

TCHP, which has grown to include over 1,700 team members and more than 100 locations across the Greater Cincinnati Region, is proud to offer high-quality care rooted in The Christ Hospital’s mission of providing exceptional outcomes and the finest patient experiences, all in an affordable way. As TCHP COO, Barry will lead the development and execution of operating goals, continuing to enhance the quality, patient-centric care the group has come to be known for.

The healthcare needs of our patients are ever-evolving, particularly with the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic. Barry’s primary role will be ensuring TCHP continues to meet and exceed those needs in our outpatient offices and facilities. Her responsibilities include leveraging technology to improve care coordination, employing and training the best talent, optimizing office operations, and coordinating with The Christ Hospital’s Experience Officer to make certain we continue to provide the very best experiences for our patients.

“Jenny Barry brings so many talents to our network,” said Costa Andreou, MD, Chief Clinical Officer of The Christ Hospital Health Network and President of The Christ Hospital Physicians. “In addition to her proven experience she has a combination of high emotional intelligence and operational discipline, attributes that are critical for leading and supporting our team members for the successful delivery of exceptional care to our patients in a highly dynamic local and national healthcare environment. We are fortunate to have a leader of this caliber and character joining our team.”

Barry joins The Christ Hospital Physicians with over 30 years of healthcare operations experience. She previously served as the Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer for Ambulatory Services at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, and has held numerous leadership positions such as Chief Operating Officer at Bon Secours Medical Group in Greenville, SC and Department Administrator and Director of Ambulatory Clinical Operations for the Department of Internal Medicine at UK Healthcare in Lexington, KY. The vast majority of her experience comes from her 25 years at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, where she held various leadership roles after beginning her career path as a Medical Assistant.

Barry graduated with a Master of Business Administration degree from Augsburg College and a Bachelor of Science degree in Management of Information Technology from Cardinal Stritch University. She enjoys traveling, walking, flower arranging and spending time with her friends and family.

About The Christ Hospital Health Network

The Christ Hospital Health Network is an acute care hospital located in Mt. Auburn, with a remote hospital location in Liberty Township, five ambulatory outpatient centers, and dozens of offices conveniently located throughout the region. More than 1,300 talented physicians and more than 6,000 dedicated team members support the Network. Its mission is to improve the health of the community and to create patient value by providing exceptional outcomes and the finest experiences, all in an affordable way. The Network has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as the #1 hospital in the Cincinnati Region and awarded Healthgrades “America’s 50 Best Hospitals” for being in the top 1% in the nation for providing the highest clinical quality year after year. It is also a Press Ganey Guardian of Excellence Award recipient, which recognizes top-performing healthcare organizations that achieve the 95th percentile or above of performance in patient experience. The Christ Hospital is among a select number of hospitals in the nation to be awarded Magnet® recognition for nursing excellence. For more than 130 years, The Christ Hospital has provided compassionate care to those it serves.