Dr. John Jones joined VEMA in 2010 part time as he stood up and managed an urgent care in Arlington. In 2013, Dr. Jones came on board full time with VEMA and became Chief Financial Officer in 2014. As CFO, he worked to restructure the business practices including migrating systems to the cloud which allowed better access to business information yielding report financial reporting and metrics. He worked with consultants to create processes surrounding human relations, financial modeling, and revenue cycle management.
Dr. Jones moved into the President role in 2020 and continued his work on reporting by merging multiple data streams (financial, quality, and clinical) into a robust practice dashboard to monitor core business functions. He worked with providers to establish a leadership pipeline and facilitate provider engagement by creating committees to address core VEMA functions including peer review, professionalism, finances, scheduling, and philanthropy. Dr. Jones is passionate about involvement of the providers in all aspects of the business and works to mentor all members as he believes in a flattened distributive leadership structure.
Dr. Jones is a graduate of Dartmouth College and George Washington University School of Medicine for medical school, an internship in Internal Medicine, and a residency in Emergency Medicine. He completed a fellowship in Pediatric Emergency Medicine at Inova Children’s Hospital, a Master of Business Administration at Johns Hopkins University with a dual concentration in Healthcare Management and Leading Organizations, and a certificate of Quality and Safety from the Institute for Healthcare Improvement.
Dr. Jones grew up on a farm of Nebraska, maintains a passion for Husker sports and spending time outside in the summer. He refers to his lawn sprinkler system as “irrigation” despite the fact his wife tells him he no longer lives on the farm and should embrace living in suburban Virginia. He has two sets of twins with the first set in college and the second set entering college soon. He hopes to re-discovery hobbies that have been put on hold for twenty years including music, reading, and exercise.