Mazzo comes to JRMC with more than 10 years of clinical nursing experience. He replaces Suzanne Jackson, who served as CEO since 2013.
“I am anxious to join and get to know the staff and administrators at John Randolph Medical Center,” said Mazzo. “I have had the chance to walk the halls of the hospital and am already impressed with the friendly, warm, community atmosphere that is being created and maintained for patients.
I hope I am able to add to the administrative dynamic with my background in hospital operations, leadership and nursing. I believe in a patient-centered approach, one that truly allows for the patient’s needs to be met at an individual level.”
Most recently, Mazzo has been the chief operating offer of HCA’s Lakeview Hospital in Bountiful, Utah. Prior to that position he was the COO of River Park Hospital in McMinnville, Tenn. He joined River Park from Centennial Medical Center, a 657-bed hospital in Nashville, Tenn. where he served as vice president of clinical operations and administrative director of critical care services since 2009.
“Joe’s leadership and commitment to patient care will have a positive impact on John Randolph Medical Center and the surrounding TriCities communities,” said Tim McManus, president of the HCA Capital Division. “I’m confident that his vision will allow John Randolph to continue setting the highest standards of care for our patients and their families.”
Born and raised in New York, Mazzo began his healthcare career as an emergency room nurse. He has extensive experience building and developing service-lines, improving patient, physician and employee engagement and driving quality outcomes.
Mazzo received his Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Queens College in Charlotte, N.C. and his Master of Arts from Columbia University, Teachers College in New York.
Mazzo will be moving to the Richmond metropolitan area with his wife Amy and their four children Zachary, Ella, Brayden and Aisley. He enjoys camping with his family and being outdoors. He also enjoys cooking and has been known to help prepare meals alongside his food services team for staff holiday parties.