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Congratulations to John Choi and Centra Health!

HARTZ Search is excited to announce the placement of John Choi as the System Senior Director, Pharmacy Services at Centra Health in Lynchburg, VA. Mr. Choi is responsible for medication management at all Centra Health facilities. He develops, plans, supervises and monitors all pharmacy-related activities. John is a leader that is visible, innovative, can manage change effectively, and is a transformational leader.

Our sincere congratulations to John Choi and Centra Health!

John Choi brings his talent and experience to Centra Health from Salinas Valley Memorial Health System in Salinas, CA. At Salinas Health System, John was the Director of Pharmacy of a 280-bed government-owned community hospital with 50 pharmacy FTEs. He provided leadership for medication management in the Infusion Center, 10 outpatient clinics, implementation of retail pharmacy in process, automation upgrade, and 340B management. John improved the employee engagement leadership index from 36 to 83 and from Tier III to Tier I. He led the expansion of the 340B operation projection of a $3 million increase in net revenue in 2021- 2022. Mr. Choi received his MHA from Ohio University and his PharmD from the University of Southern California. 


HARTZ Search is a proud partner of Centra Health! We look forward to following the continued success of both John Choi and Centra Health!



Centra Health (Centra) is a regional nonprofit healthcare system based in Lynchburg, Virginia.  With more than 8,100 employees, 500 employed providers and physicians, and a medical staff of nearly 800 providing care in 50 locations, Centra serves over 500,000 people as the dominant provider of critical medical services in central and southern Virginia. Over the last five years, the system’s net revenues grew from $930 million in 2015 to $1.2 billion in 2020.