Elizabeth (Betty) Casey was placed as the vice president of perioperative services at Centra Health, a regional, nonprofit, four-hospital healthcare system based in Lynchburg, Virginia. With more than 8,500 employees, 400 employed providers and physicians, and a medical staff of nearly 800, Centra serves over 500,000 people across 8,000 square miles in central and southern Virginia, providing care in 70 locations; its flagship hospital is home to a national benchmark facility for cardiac care, the region's only nationally accredited program for breast care, and the region's only certified national Primary Stroke Center, and is designated one of the safest hospitals in America by Forbes. In her role, Betty will provide leadership, direction, and oversight to Centra's operating rooms and peri-anesthesia, pre-anesthesia testing, and sterile processing departments as a key member of the leadership team. She will be charged with ensuring the successful performance of each unit/entity, which includes the efficient delivery of services, quality and regulatory oversight, and financial performance.
Betty comes to Centra from Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, Massachusetts, where she served as vice president of surgical services. Within this integrated health system that serves over 800,000 people throughout western New England, she elevated the productivity and revenue of her service line and implemented best practices. Betty built niche services, including a new breast program, redesigned the cardiovascular operating rooms, and created an innovative scheduling initiative that had a positive impact on utilization and revenue, for which she was invited to speak at the OR Business Management Conference.
Previously, Betty served as the director of perioperative services for the Texas region of Tenet Health; as an interim (subcontracted) director of surgical services for Boone Hospital Center, Hillcrest Hospital South, and Florida Hospital Tampa; as the assistant vice president of surgical services, woman and baby services, and wound and diabetes services for The Medical Center in Macon; and as the director of surgical services for Nyack Hospital. She began her nursing leadership career as a nurse manager in the OR at Stamford Hospital and Onslow Memorial Hospital.
Betty holds an associate's degree in nursing from Coastal Carolina Community College in North Carolina and a master's degree in nursing administration from Walden University.
Quick Leonard Kieffer's Jake Barto and Nancy DeMoss led the search to recruit Betty to Centra Health.