Published on March 20, 2019

Brandywine Hospital Welcomes New Chief Operating Officer

Brandywine Hospital is pleased to welcome Vik Acharya as Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. On March 4, 2019, Vik joined the Brandywine Hospital executive team, led by Jeff Hunt, President and Chief Executive Officer.

In this role, Vik is responsible for providing executive leadership to all hospital operations with a strong focus on the delivery of high quality and compassionate care. Vik has more than 15 years of experience in leadership roles with a focus on leading change and developing teams that build reliable, value-driven, and patient-centric delivery systems. As an active mentor, he coaches secondary and post-secondary students pursuing a career in healthcare administration.

Prior to joining Brandywine Hospital, Vik served as Vice President, Clinical and Procedural Services for University of Chicago Medicine, where he led operational, financial, strategic, and regulatory aspects of Perioperative Services, Heart and Vascular Center, Radiology, Transplantation Institute, Neurophysiology, and Sleep Lab. He also served as Administrative Director at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford where he oversaw financial, strategic, and regulatory aspects of six Pediatric service line clinical programs. Vik also managed the Transplant Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

Vik was the recipient of the 2004 Yale University School of Public Health Chauncey Inspiration Award and official nominee of the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford Leadership Award in 2011, 2012, and 2013. 

Vik holds a Master in Business Administration from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management in Evanston, Ill., a Master of Public Health from Yale University in New Haven, Conn., and a Bachelor of Science degree in Healthcare Administration from Creighton University in Omaha, Neb.

Vik and his wife, Shanti Shenoy, MD, and their two young children will be relocating to the area.