Joseph Chirichella

J ChirichellaPresident and CEO, Deborah Heart and Lung Center and Deborah Hospital Foundation

President and CEO Joseph Chirichella of Mount Laurel has been at Deborah for over 30 years. He most recently served as its Vice President, Operations. Chirichella has held various positions at Deborah during his tenure at the hospital. Prior to handling the day-to-day operations of the Center in his Vice Presidency, he served as Assistant Administrator, Director of Material Management, and Administrative Resident at the hospital. He also served for several years as Interim Chief Operating Officer of the Deborah Hospital Foundation. He holds an MBA from Wagner College, and a BA from Villanova University.

Key among Chirichella’s recent achievements has been a pivotal role in the past few years in launching the Emergency Department partnership with Lourdes Medical Center of Burlington County, a partnership which has broken new ground in hospital relationships in New Jersey. Married with 3 children, he enjoys bicycling, outdoor sports and late night comedy.