Krahnert and DeJaco

Dr. John Krahnert, chief medical officer, and Lynn DeJaco, chief financial officer, FirstHealth of the Carolinas.

Two senior members of FirstHealth of the Carolinas leadership team are stepping down next month.

Dr. John Krahnert, chief medical officer, has announced his retirement effective July 24. In addition, Lynn DeJaco, the organization’s chief financial officer, is leaving at the end of July, according to FirstHealth spokeswoman Emily Sloan.

No additional information has been provided at this time.

A cardiovascular-thoracic surgeon, Krahnert joined the Moore Regional Hospital medical staff in 1990 and founded its cardiac surgery program. He has served as FirstHealth’s chief medical officer and senior vice president since January 2012.

Krahnert attended Wake Forest University and earned his medical degree from Bowman Gray School of Medicine in Winston-Salem. He completed both his cardiovascular surgery internship and residency at the University of Kentucky Medical Center and is board certified in thoracic surgery. He has held various leadership positions on the Moore Regional Hospital medical staff and previously served as senior medical director and chief medical officer at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital - Richmond. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, a fellow of the American College of Cardiology and a Certified Physician Executive.

DeJaco is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the Healthcare Financial Management Association, American Health Lawyers Association, North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants and Institute of Certified Public Accountants. She has held numerous civic and board advisory positions and is a frequent speaker at professional and civic meetings.

She attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she also earned a Master of Public Administration with a healthcare concentration. Prior to joining FirstHealth of the Carolinas, DeJaco held positions at Northeast Medical Center, where she performed consulting, tax, network development and audit services. DeJaco also has 10 years of combined tax, audit and consulting service experience in public accounting, including seven years with Coopers & Lybrand and three years with McGladry and Pullen.

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