A visionary and collaborative health care leader, Janice E. Nevin, M.D., MPH, is president and chief executive officer of Christiana Care Health System. Dr. Nevin is nationally recognized for innovation in patient- and family-centered care.
Appointed in 2014, Dr. Nevin is dedicated to advancing The Christiana Care Way, the health system’s promise to serve its community with expert, respectful care in partnership with patients and their families in ways they value and can afford.
Since joining the faculty at Christiana Care in 2002, Dr. Nevin has advanced the health system’s commitment to optimal health and exceptional experience through her leadership positions, including Chief Medical Officer, Chief Patient Safety Officer and Chair of Family and Community Medicine. She led the transformative and strategic shift in care processes at Christiana Care, improving quality, safety and patient experience by directly involving patients and families as partners in their care. Through her leadership, patient and family-centered care is a central tenet of Christiana Care’s culture. Today, more than 150 patient and family advisors are active participants in Christiana Care programs and projects.
A native Delawarean, Dr. Nevin serves on the Board of Directors of the United Way of Delaware and the Delaware Community Foundation and is a member of the Delaware Health Care Commission, Delaware Public Policy Institute, Delaware Business Roundtable Executive Committee, and Delaware Chamber of Commerce Board of Governors and she is a founding member of the Wilmington Leaders Alliance.
Dr. Nevin has numerous publications and national presentations to her credit. She is a former president of the Association of Family Medicine Residency Directors and was a member of the Project Leadership Committee for the Future of Family Medicine Project. She chaired the Family Medicine Review Committee for the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and was a member of the landmark 2010 ACGME Duty Hours Task Force, which recommended workplace standards for medical residents to ensure excellence in medical education and safe, high-quality patient care.
Dr. Nevin graduated from Harvard University in 1981 and earned her medical degree with honors from Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University in 1987. She completed her family medicine residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in 1990 and received her master’s degree in public health in community health services from the University of Pittsburgh’s Graduate School of Public Health in 1992. She also completed a two-year faculty-development fellowship in family medicine at St. Margaret Hospital in Pittsburgh, a program in executive education at Harvard Business School in 2010, and a fellowship in physician executive leadership at the Health Management Academy in 2009.