James Geracci, MD

Vice President/Chief Medical Officer

Ascension Healthcare

James Geracci is a Vice President/Chief Medical Officer for Ascension Healthcare Texas/Seton Family of Hospitals. He is responsible for strategy development and operational oversight of all aspects of healthcare delivery ensuring the achievement of Ascension's "quadruple aim" of delivering high-quality care, improved clinical outcomes, better patient and provider experiences, and lower overall cost of care consistent with the organizations mission, vision, and values.

Jim is a senior physician executive with more than 26 years of healthcare leadership experience in the largest and most complex healthcare enterprise in the world (the United States Army). He retired at the rank of Colonel and has led military healthcare teams at all levels including as medical director of multiple large clinics, as department chief for the military's largest primary care department, and as chief medical officer for an Army Division and Corps. Jim is a proven effects-oriented leader experienced in building, developing, and leading multidisciplinary teams capable of planning and executing comprehensive health services support in the most complex environments including assignments and combat deployments to Bosnia, Korea, Iraq, and Afghanistan.

A disruptive innovator, Jim has effectively driven and led organizational change from both the bottom up and the top down in an institution known for bureaucracy. Serving as Director of Prehospital Trauma Care for the Department of Defense's (DoD's) Joint Trauma System, Senior Combat Capability Developer for the Army Medical Department, Consultant to the Army Surgeon General for Operational and Deployment Medicine, and on the DoD's Committee on Tactical Combat Casualty Care, he helped to transform military medicine into a true learning healthcare system ensuring hard-learned lessons of the past 17 years of war have not been lost but rather codified in doctrine and policy.

A native of Las Vegas, Nevada, Jim's education includes degrees/certifications from Arizona State University, Uniformed Services University School of Medicine, US Army Command and General Staff College, and both University of Pennsylvania/Wharton and University of Texas/McCombs Schools of Business. He is certified by the American Board of Family Physicians and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians. Among his military awards are the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Air Medal, and the Order of Military Medical Merit. Jim has authored numerous scholarly articles/book chapters and presented lectures both nationally and internationally on various professional topics. He and his wife, Kristie, have been married for more than 25 years and have three sons. After living and working around the world, home is Austin, Texas.


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