Former Grant Thornton partner Erik Shannon will lead the regional health care network
October 28, 2021
Erik Shannon will become the interim CEO of University of Virginia Community Health on Nov. 5, the network announced Thursday.
UVA Community Health is a network of outpatient services across Culpeper and Northern Virginia, with UVA Culpeper Medical Center, UVA Haymarket Medical Center and UVA Prince William Medical Center.
Shannon was most recently a partner at Chicago-based auditing and accounting firm Grant Thornton LLP, where he helped lead the integration of UVA Community Health into UVA Health after UVA Health became the full owner of the health system in July. Shannon will continue to work on the transition over the next few months.
“During his extensive health care career, Erik has led significant strategic initiatives across more than 75 health care systems across the country, in addition to having vast experience in community hospital leadership roles,” UVA Health CEO Dr. K. Craig Kent said in a statement. “Through his transition leadership role, Erik has accumulated deep knowledge of all of UVA Community Health’s operations, making him a clear candidate for the role.”
Shannon succeeds Al Pilong, who will be the president and CEO of Garnet Health in New York. UVA Health will conduct a national search to select a permanent CEO for UVA Community Health.