What it Means to be a Change Management Champion with Dr. Geralda Xavier.

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What it Means to be a Change Management Champion with Dr. Geralda Xavier.

September 16, 2022

What it Means to be a Change Management Champion with Dr. Geralda Xavier.


My next podcast guest, Dr. Geralda Xavier is a highly skilled physician executive with more than 15 years of experience in clinical care and medical staff leadership. She is a board-certified emergency medicine physician and maintains national certifications in clinical practice. She has a strong reputation for being a change management champion using robust process improvement, fostering team engagement, and promoting psychological safety across disciplines and departments.


In her current role as Chief Medical Officer for Hackettstown and Newton Medical Centers at Atlantic Health System she plays a pivotal role in supporting and advancing physician engagement, integration, and alignment with both hospitals and within Atlantic Health System. She is also responsible for overseeing the quality and patient safety initiatives within both medical centers.

Dr. Xavier earned her Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry from Brooklyn College. She then earned her Doctor of Medicine and Master of Public Health at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and a Master of Business Administration from Haslam College of Business at the University of Tennessee. She is also a Safety, Quality, Informatics, and Leadership Fellow from Harvard School of Medicine, Institute for Healthcare Improvement Advisor, Fellow of Americas’s Essential Hospitals, and Certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt.

As you can imagine, leading a team through change can be difficult, but Dr. Xavier has been named a change management champion and shares with us what that means and the obstacles she faces in that role. She also shares her wins and how she drives her team to success. She gives us insight into her journey as a healthcare leader and what she does to implement self-care in her busy schedule.


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