Thomas J. Lewis Announces Hospital Organizational Changes
Citing his need to focus less on daily operations and more on strategic development related to the significant growth of Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals over the past five years, and its relationships with the Jefferson Health System and Thomas Jefferson University, Thomas J. Lewis, President and Chief Executive Officer, has announced several key changes in the hospitals' leadership organization.
Alan L. Brechbill assumes the newly created position of Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals. He will be responsible for the overall day-to-day operations of Jefferson University Hospital, Methodist Hospital Division, Ford Road Campus, and the Jefferson Neuroscience Institute at Wills, when that transaction has been completed. Mr. Brechbill will focus on enhancing hospital operations and integrating activities across campuses where appropriate.
Mary Ann McGinley, Senior Vice President for Patient Care Services at Jefferson Hospital, Ford Road Campus, and, eventually, the Jefferson Neuroscience Institute at Wills, and Chief Nursing Officer for Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals, will report to Mr. Brechbill. Ms. McGinley will continue to be responsible for critical care services, medical-surgical/specialty services, perioperative services, and patient education and nursing research. In addition, she assumes the lead administrator role for the Ford Road Campus immediately, and for surgical reprocessing and supply operations over the next three months.
Jonathan E. Gottlieb, MD, Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, will report to Mr. Brechbill and continue to provide leadership in improving the quality and efficiency of clinical services. In addition, Dr. Gottlieb will direct the Medical and House Staff Offices and assist Mr. Brechbill with medical staff affairs, including serving as liaison to the University and Medical College for education and research.
Dr. Gottlieb will work directly with David B. Nash, MD, MBA, Associate Dean and Director of the Office of Health Policy and Clinical Outcomes, to more effectively integrate the significant capabilities of that office with the operations of Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals.
James Robinson recently assumed the role of Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer for the Methodist Hospital Division. Reporting to Mr. Brechbill, he is responsible for daily operations of the Methodist Division as well as the continued development of strong relationships with the South Philadelphia community.
Mr. Robinson replaces Kevin Hannifan who was President and CEO at Methodist for 12 years. He recently accepted the position of Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Hartford Hospital in Hartford, CT.
Other members of the senior administrative staff will continue in their present roles with Stacey Meadows, Vice President and General Counsel, assuming direction of the Office of Risk Management.
Mr. Lewis expressed regret that Walt Moore, Vice President for Financial Planning and Reporting, has left the hospital to relocate to Williamsburg, Virginia. Neil G. Lubarsky, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, will reassess needs in light of Mr. Moore's departure. Meanwhile, Sean Fitzpatrick has joined the staff as Associate Vice President for Finance.
Mr. Lewis concluded his announcement by saying, "I hope that you will join me in giving this team your full support as they work together to achieve our mission of providing superior patient care and an exemplary environment for education and clinical research in these very challenging times."