JayAnderson_940x670Chief Operating Officer, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Jay Anderson became chief operating officer for The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in July 2021.

A native of the Columbus area, Jay is an established health system leader with significant experience in performance improvement, quality and operations. Since 2001, he has served in numerous roles at Northwestern Memorial Healthcare, now known as Northwestern Medicine.

At Ohio State, Jay is responsible for leading the execution of the vision, strategy and overall performance for all clinical enterprise operations – including all seven hospitals, as well as the ambulatory services division – and he works to ensure alignment, collaboration and consistent implementation across the medical center. He guides appropriate resource utilization and service line efficiencies, as well as oversees the delivery of consistent patient experiences and the highest quality care and outcomes, with a focus on affordability and accessibility.
Additionally, Jay helps us grow a comprehensive health platform, with services and capabilities ranging from telehealth to enhanced community, home-based and remote health and the broad range of acute and specialty care for patients at the bedside.
Jay most recently served as the president of Kishwaukee & Valley West Hospitals, responsible for integrating a community health system into Northwestern Medicine’s $6.2 billion academic system, with over 200 sites across the greater Chicago region, including 11 hospitals. He also served as Northwestern Medicine’s senior executive responsible for COVID-19 pandemic testing strategy and execution across the academic health system. During his 20 years at Northwestern Medicine, he advanced to serve in increasingly senior executive operating roles across the clinical enterprise, overseeing areas including quality, analytics, performance and information technology.

Earlier in his career, Jay served as a naval officer on the USS Mississippi from 1994-1997.

He earned a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Chicago.