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African American named CEO of largest healthcare system in South Jersey

Glenn Townes | 10/23/2017, 5:32 p.m.
As the recently named head of Virtua health care system, Dennis Pullin becomes one of the only African American CEO's ...
Dennis Pullin

As the recently named head of Virtua health care system, Dennis Pullin becomes one of the only African American CEO's at a major corporation in South Jersey.

Pullin assumed the reins of the largest healthcare system in southern New Jersey earlier this month---replacing longtime chief Richard Miller who retired after 22 years.

Pullin, 58, joined Virtua in September after serving as president of MedStar Harbor Hospital and senior vice president of MedStar Health in Maryland. Officials at Virtua initially announced his appointment in June. In a statement, Pullin said, “I look forward to building upon the already solid foundation to embark on the next era of healthcare. I believe we are on the threshold of what I know is an exceptionally promising future for Virtua.” Pullin is a native of Texas and was named as one of the Top Blacks in Healthcare by Johns Hopkins Center for Health Disparities Solutions. Virtua Health Systems is a nonprofit system that includes hospitals, urgent care centers, a physician group and other services. It is based in Marlton.