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 35 years. Prior to advancing to his present role as President and CEO in 2010, Mr. Chirichella held various positions during his tenure at Deborah, including the handling of day-to-day operations of the Center as Vice President of Operations. He has also served as Assistant Administrator, Director of Materials Management, and an Administrative Resident. He additionally 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.

Notable among Mr. Chirichella’s achievements is his pivotal role in developing affiliations and joint ventures with other South Jersey health care systems. He was recently recognized as a driving force behind the business in South Jersey Biz magazine. Currently, key relationships include the Capital Health Emergency Department at Deborah, as well as a partnership with Cooper University Health Care known as HeroCare Connect™, which provides vital medical services to active duty military personnel and veterans. Deborah is dedicated to expanding its role in the community to address the underserved medical needs of the residents of eastern Burlington County and Joint Base McGuire/Dix/Lakehurst.