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MetroHealth Names Julie Jacono Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer

(Cleveland) Julie Jacono has been named MetroHealth’s senior vice president and chief strategy officer, overseeing the growing health system’s business strategy and development, innovation, performance improvement and market intelligence. She has served as interim chief strategy officer since January 2019.

Jacono will lead MetroHealth’s strategy and expansion into nearby counties, development of nontraditional business lines such as Lumina Imaging and other strategic and business development opportunities to catalyze MetroHealth’s success as the health care ecosystem rapidly evolves.

“Julie has been an integral part of many of our major initiatives over the past six years,” said MetroHealth President and CEO Akram Boutros, MD. “Her intellect, experience and enthusiasm have played a key role in our success, and I am confident that she will continue to do so for years to come.”

Jacono led the newly formed Office of Strategic Operations beginning in August 2018, when she was named ​vice president, strategic operations. That internal consulting group continues to partner with other MetroHealth departments and employees to support innovative change.

Her previous positions at MetroHealth include executive director of Ambulatory Operations and director of Strategy & Business Development.

“In MetroHealth’s 182-year history, there’s never been a more exciting time,” Jacono said. “Nothing is more exhilarating and rewarding than leading such a dynamic staff and organization into the future.”

Jacono lives in Westlake with her husband, Frank, and her two children. She is a graduate of the Weatherhead School of Management and the School of Engineering at Case Western Reserve University.

About The MetroHealth System

Founded in 1837, MetroHealth is leading the way to a healthier you and a healthier community through service, teaching, discovery, and teamwork. Cuyahoga County’s public, safety-net hospital system, MetroHealth meets people where they are, providing care through five hospitals, four emergency departments and more than 20 health centers. Each day, our nearly 9,000 employees focus on providing our community with equitable healthcare — through patient-focused research, access to care, and support services — that seeks to eradicate health disparities rooted in systematic barriers. For more information, visit metrohealth.org.