John J. Kirby

Senior Vice President and COO, Virtua Memorial Hospital
College of Public Health


John Kirby is the senior vice president and chief operating officer of Virtua Memorial Hospital located in Mount Holly, NJ. In his role, Kirby oversees a 334-bed regional medical center that operates the only full-service hospital with maternity care in Burlington County. Virtua Memorial’s renowned expertise in advanced surgical and medical care brings world-class treatment options to patients across the region.

Kirby is an accomplished health care leader who started his career as an occupational therapist after graduating from Temple University. He later earned his Master’s degree in Business Administration from Holy Family University. His professional career includes 26 years of progressive experience as clinician, director, vice president, chief operating officer and chief executive officer in the non-profit, for-profit and academic medicine sectors of healthcare. 

Kirby is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives, American Occupational Therapy Association and actively serves on the Temple University College of Public Health’s Board of Visitors.