UNC Health names 2 leaders

Kelly Gooch –
Wednesday, October 28th, 2020

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Mr. Burriss most recently functioned as local president at UNC Health, overseeing UNC Medical Center, UNC Rex Healthcare and the ambulatory division..

UNC Health said he will stay accountable for those entities in his COO function, and the health system does not intend to employ a new president of the Triangle Region.

. Mr. Burriss will start his brand-new role March 1 and change Gary Park, who is retiring, said UNC Health.

Dr. Tucker will begin his brand-new function Dec. 14 and change president and CEO Janie Jaberg, who is retiring, said UNC Health.

Dr. Tucker is a retired Army lieutenant colonel and president of Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcares Methodist South Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. Previously, he was senior vice president and COO of Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, N.J

Chapel Hill, N.C.-based UNC Health has promoted Steve Burriss to COO of the scholastic medical system and called Jessie Tucker III, PhD, president and CEO of Wayne UNC Health Care in Goldsboro, N.C.