Member Women United Global Leadership Council
Senior Corporate Vice President Sentara Healthcare
Virginia Beach, VA
Mary Blunt, P.T., M.H.A., FACHE is a senior corporate vice president for Sentara Healthcare responsible for the strategic and operational oversight of the Hampton Roads region to include, Sentara CarePlex Hospital, Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center, Sentara Obici Hospital, Sentara Leigh Hospital, Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital, Sentara Princess Anne Hospital and Sentara Albemarle Medical Center (North Carolina). In addition, she has responsibility for Sentara Hampton Roads post-acute service including seven nursing homes, two assisted living facilities and PACE programs. Her current responsibilities also include supply management for the system. Her roles and responsibilities encompass over $3 billion dollars of revenue responsibility. Prior to assuming this role, she served as the corporate vice president for the Peninsula region and president of Sentara Norfolk General Hospital (the regions only level one trauma center).
Before joining Sentara in 1987, Ms. Blunt served as a physical therapist for 10 years at several locations throughout the Chicago area. During her tenure with Sentara, she has served in various roles including vice president of operations at several hospitals, president of Sentara Life Care (post-acute division) and president of Sentara Norfolk General Hospital (the regions only level one trauma center). She earned her Masters of Health Administration from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and her B.S. in Physical Therapy from the University of Illinois Medical Center in Chicago.
She is community minded and enjoys coaching young executives. Ms. Blunt is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and has served on numerous boards within the American Hospital Association including the post-acute council and three years on the Board of the American Hospital Association. Mary is married with 24-year-old twins and during her spare time she enjoys fishing, going to auctions and planning unique vacations. Currently she serves on Peninsula Community Foundation, American Hospital Association Committee on Nominations, Women United Board of Directors and MSN Board of Directors.