Samaritan appoints Lisa Dutterer as new COO of organization

Samaritan, a Mount Laurel-based provider of home-based primary care, palliative medicine and hospice care, recently named Gibbsboro resident Lisa Dutterer as its new chief operating officer, effective in December.

“We are honored to welcome Lisa to our leadership team,” Phillip Heath, CEO and president of Samaritan, said. “Lisa brings 30-plus years of leadership experience in health care operations throughout the South Jersey and Philadelphia region to our organization and will be responsible for leading the continued expansion of Samaritan’s life-enhancing care options and service lines, as well as ensuring that we continue to increase access to Samaritan services for everyone in our community, especially those who are most vulnerable, to honor our mission of service and achieve the growth goals set forth in our strategic plan.”

In her new role, Dutterer will oversee all of Samaritan’s clinical services and the clinical management team, as well as play a critical leadership role in the development and execution of initiatives for operations, compliance, human resources, education, finance, information technology, strategic planning, programming, business development and more.

“I have long admired Samaritan as a pillar of our region and am delighted to join the Samaritan team in the role of chief operating officer,” Dutterer said. “I look forward to leading the growth of our service offerings, deepening our community partnerships and increasing access for each of the communities we serve.”

A dynamic, values-driven health care executive who most recently served as vice president, operations, at Jefferson Health – New Jersey, Dutterer was accountable for overall operations and strategy at Jefferson Health’s Cherry Hill hospital location, as well as divisional and regional responsibilities that included oversight of various service/product lines, clinical ancillary services and support services.

Prior to serving in this role, Dutterer also held the roles of chief administrative officer of Jefferson Health – New Jersey (2017-2021) and chief administrative officer/vice president, operations at Kennedy University Hospital (2011-2017).

“Lisa’s keen knowledge of hospice and palliative care will serve her well here at Samaritan, and I am certain her leadership experience in quality, organizational culture, finance and health care payer relationships will be essential to the continued success of our organization,” Heath added.

Dutterer is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and the Healthcare Leadership Network of the Delaware Valley. She has also served as both a member and chair of the board at Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital Surgical Center.