Building: School of Public Health


Joseph G. Flannery, MS, MHA, Health Care Administrator

Joe Flannery currently is a Joint Commission surveyor and faculty member. He is trained under the Accreditation Manual for Ambulatory Health Care and the Accreditation Manual for Hospitals. He is also specifically trained as a Bureau of Primary Health Care surveyor with additional Primary Care Medical Home and health system expertise. In addition, he is the surveyor representative on The Joint Commission’s Compliance Committee. Mr. Flannery has been a surveyor and faculty member for The Joint Commission since 1994.

Mr. Flannery, until January 2014, served as the Program Director and Health Management and Policy Track Coordinator for the Graduate Program in Public Health at Eastern Virginia Medical School. From 2009 – 2010 he was also an Accreditation and Regulatory Coordinator with Sentara Healthcare in Norfolk, Virginia.

Other positions held by Mr. Flannery include serving as the first Executive Director of Patriots Colony at Williamsburg, a continuing care retirement community owned and operated by Riverside Health System Health System in Newport News, Virginia from 1996 - 2002. While with Riverside he also served as the Director of Senior Services and Federal Programs.

From 2002 - 2009, he served as the Health System’s Corporate Compliance and Ethics Officer. He retired from Riverside in 2009.

While on active duty military service in the Army Medical Department he served as the first Director, Plans & Operations at TRICARE in Norfolk, Virginia; Chief, Management Division at Health Services Command in San Antonio, Texas; Associate Administrator - Clinical Services at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Landstuhl, Germany; and Associate Administrator - Clinical Services at the Medical Department Activity in West Point, New York. He retired from active duty in 1993 earning the Department of Defense Superior Service Medal.

Mr. Flannery is an adjunct professor with the University of Maryland, Eastern Virginia Medical School, and Old Dominion University offering graduate courses in Health Care Financing, Health Care Management and Leadership, Conflict Resolution and Negotiation, Public Health Practice and Management and Public Health Policy and Politics.

Mr. Flannery received his Bachelor of Science degree and his Master of Science in Health, Physical Education & Recreation at Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti, Michigan, and his Masters in Health Care Administration at Baylor University in Waco, Texas. He completed his residency in Health Care Administration at the U.S. Military Academy, Medical Department in West Point, New York. He also is a graduate of the Army’s Command and General Staff College.

Mr. Flannery is currently a resident of Poquoson, Virginia.  


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