Love is not a strong enough word to describe how Christina John feels about her job. As the director of Operations for UofL Physicians, Christina strives to bring high levels of energy and a renewed passion for her work each day to the office.
In her role, Christina is responsible for supporting physician operations for our UofL Physicians clinics. She has a hand in ensuring providers have the resources and tools they need to give timely care and can work to the best of their abilities.
One of the current focuses in her role are the openings of the two new UofL Physicians – Urgent Care Plus locations, one in Buechel and another in the Parkland neighborhood.
“I’m really excited about the opening of these two urgent cares,” said Christina. “These new locations are just another way we’re showing our commitment to the community and how we are continuing to invest in our patients and medically underserved areas.”
Christina explained how adding an urgent care service line to our arsenal not only expands the Power of U outside of the downtown area and gives them an option to stay within the organization, but also takes the pressure off our seven emergency rooms (ERs).
“We exist so ERs can keep taking care of the emergent, not urgent cases,” said Christina.
One of her coined terms is, if it’s urgent, but not emergent, go to an urgent care. Not only can you get your wounds checked out, have a prescription written or get a physical, but you’re also working with some of the best nurse practitioners – at least according to Christina.
She truly values how well all of her team members work together. In fact, it’s one of her favorite things about UofL Health.
Though Christina is pleased with the progress our organization has made with urgent care access, her goal is to continue getting patients through the door and giving the providers the resources and tools they need to provide excellent care.
Prior to her role as director of Operations, she was a practice manager at Jefferson Medical Associates at UofL Health – Mary & Elizabeth Hospital. To this day, she still travels to Mary & Elizabeth Hospital to receive care, even though it’s over a 30 minute ride from her home.
Born and raised in Derby City, Christina attended Butler Traditional High School and went on to attend college at Campbellsville University where she graduated with a bachelor of science in biology. She also holds a master’s degree in public health from the University of Louisville. Christina hopes to return to academia one day to teach biology.
Outside of work, Christina stays busy between caring for her two children, an 18-month-old and a 4-year-old, and catching up on her favorite podcast, My American Life.
If you’re bringing breakfast to the Nucleus Building, throw in a couple of breakfast burritos and a bottle of Tabasco sauce. Christina will thank you later.
If you see Christina in the hallway or out at one of our UofL Physicians practices, be sure to introduce yourself. She would love to get to know you!