June 5, 2023 @ 12:15 pm – 1:30 pm
Hilton Garden Inn
5265 International Blvd
North Charleston, SC 29418
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Dr. DiLisi, President and CEO, Roper St. Francis Healthcare

Dr. Jeffrey DiLisi, an established leader who has attracted national attention for advancements in healthcare quality, patient safety and innovation, serves as president and chief executive officer of Roper St. Francis Healthcare in Charleston, SC. He spearheads the private, not-for-profit healthcare system’s efforts to provide superior access to quality healthcare while carrying out its mission of “healing all people with compassion, faith and excellence.”

One of Dr. DiLisi’s hallmark achievements at Roper St. Francis Healthcare has been launching a bold roadmap for the next decade for the Lowcountry’s largest healthcare system for adults. This strategic plan centers on caring for more patients, expanding services and modernizing technology to better serve future generations. One of the five key initiatives of that Roper St. Francis Healthcare 2030 plan is optimizing the healthcare system’s footprint, which includes relocating Roper Hospital from the Charleston peninsula to a new expansive, state of the art campus in North Charleston, along with expanding Roper St. Francis Berkeley Hospital and providing additional healthcare services in highly populated and growing communities.

Under his leadership, Roper St. Francis Healthcare has been honored for three consecutive years as one of the top 150 “Best Places to Work” in healthcare by Modern Healthcare and also as No. 2 on the America’s Best Employers list for South Carolina by Forbes magazine. In addition, all four Roper St. Francis Healthcare hospitals received “A” Hospital Safety Grades in the Leapfrog Group’s most recent ratings for protecting patients from preventable harm and errors.

Before coming to Charleston, Dr. DiLisi served as senior vice president and chief medical officer of Virginia Hospital Center, a 394-bed not-for-profit, teaching hospital in Arlington, Va. Under his leadership, Virginia Hospital Center was awarded 17 straight “A” grades from the Leapfrog Group, five stars from CMS, and multiple Top Hospital Awards for patient safety and quality. He was responsible for major procedural and ancillary areas accounting for 60 percent of the hospital’s revenue, and he led the hospital’s successful application to join the Mayo Clinic Care Network, which included thousands of physicians collaborating to improve outcomes and advance care.

After earning a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Duke University, Dr. DiLisi received his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia and went on to earn a Master of Business Administration from The Fuqua School of Business at Duke University.