Presence Health, the largest Catholic health care system in Illinois, today announced the appointment of James “Jay” L. Robinson III, PsyD, as the new President of Presence Saint Joseph Hospital-Chicago (PSJH-Chicago). Robinson has 20-plus years of experience as a leader in hospital administration and clinical operations.
In his most recent position, Robinson was Senior Vice President/CEO at Methodist South Hospital, a 145-bed community hospital in Memphis, Tenn. that is part of Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare System. While there he improved associate satisfaction to the 98th percentile, improved patient satisfaction by 9 percent and decreased the readmission rate by 12 percent.
Prior to this role, Robinson was CEO/Medical Center Director at the Memphis Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) in Memphis, Tenn. The VAMC is a 244-bed tertiary care teaching facility with a budget of $415 million that serves more than 55,000 veterans per year. While there, he implemented an alternative dispute resolution process, realized 5 percent growth in volume and improved veteran and employee satisfaction.
Robison previously served as CEO/Medical Center Director at Carl Vinson Veteran Affairs Medical Center (VAMC), a 340-bed medical/surgical facility, in Dublin, Ga.
From 2001 to 2004, Robinson held the position of Chief, Mental Health and Behavioral Sciences, at Salisbury Veteran Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) in Salisbury, N.C.
Robinson earned a Bachelor of Arts in psychology at University of Georgia in Athens, Ga., and a Doctor of Psychology at Virginia Consortium for Professional Psychology in Norfolk, Va. He is also a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and National Association of Health Care Service Executives.
Robinson joins Presence Health on Monday, June 12, 2017 succeeding PSJH-C Interim President Martin Judd.