Jeffrey C. Northup, DO joined the Executive Team at Knox Community Hospital as the Chief Medical Officer in 2014. Before joining Knox Community Hospital, Dr. Northup was the Chief Medical Officer and Director of Medical Education and Outreach at the Summit Healthcare Regional Medical Center in Show Low, Arizona, holds a Masters in Healthcare Administration and is Board-Certified by American College of Physician Executives.
Dr. Northup served not only his community but also had extensive interaction with the Indian Health Service. One of his primary roles was to facilitate communication between the medical staff, Administration and Board. He was responsible for physician recruitment and physician alignment with the Mission and Vision of the hospital. In addition, he was directly involved with establishing telemedicine services for the remote facility (175 miles from the nearest tertiary center and 145 miles from the next higher level of care) as well as establishing direct collaborative relationships with specialty centers in Phoenix.
He describes his professional experience as one in which he “led physicians through change with the least amount of interference with their primary goal of providing great healthcare and helping to align the hospital and physicians in a seamless organization throughout the continuum of healthcare from wellness through post-acute care and recovery.”
Dr. Northup received his Undergraduate Degree at Kenyon College and his Medical Education from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is a member of the American Osteopathic Association and the Arizona Osteopathic Association. Prior to entering Medical Management, Dr. Northup was a Board Certified Obstetrician/Gynecologist for 30 years practicing at first in the Phoenix market then the remote rural area of NE Arizona.