President, Jefferson Health
Senior Executive Vice President, Thomas Jefferson University
Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Population Health
Sidney Kimmel Medical College
Bruce A. Meyer, MD, MBA, is President of Jefferson Health and Senior Executive Vice President of Thomas Jefferson University. He reports to H. Richard Haverstick, Jr., interim President of Thomas Jefferson University and CEO of Jefferson Health. Combined, the Jefferson enterprise has an annual operating revenue nearing $9 billion, with more than $432 million in charitable care and community benefit.
Dr. Meyer has responsibility for managing Jefferson Health, which includes its combined clinical services offered in Southern New Jersey and Philadelphia, Montgomery and Bucks Counties, as well as 18 hospitals (ten Magnet®-designated for nursing excellence) and more than 50 outpatient and urgent care centers. Jefferson Health is also home to the NCI-designated Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center, and one of the largest faculty-based telehealth networks in the country. In 2021, Jefferson Health became the sole owner of HealthPartners Plan, a not-for-profit health maintenance organization in Southeastern Pennsylvania that serves more than 290,000 people. Jefferson is the first health system regionally to create an aligned payer-provider partnership, or Integrated Delivery and Financial System. Dr. Meyer chairs the HPP Board of Trustees
Jefferson Health currently employs nearly 37,000 staff, including nearly 3,500 physician and non-physician providers, and over 9,600 nurses. It also manages more than 178,000 admissions and upwards of 6.2 million patient encounters annually.
As Jefferson Health’s clinical leader, Dr. Meyer is overseeing its transformation into a single, integrated system that delivers safe, reliable and high-quality patient care, as well as convenient access to appointment scheduling — at every Jefferson practice, regardless of its location, size or type of care. He is deeply committed to continuous improvement and the pursuit of excellence in health care including the need to decrease total costs of care and remove wasted efforts. U.S. News & World Report consistently recognizes Jefferson Health nationally for its exceptional care in a variety of specialties. Most notably, in 2021-22, Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals ranked among the nation’s best hospitals in six specialty areas, with two in the top 10 — Ophthalmology (Wills Eye Hospital #2) and Orthopedics (Rothman Institute at Jefferson and the Philadelphia Hand to Shoulder Center #10). With the addition of Einstein Healthcare Network to Jefferson Health, our rehabilitation services are ranked #9 (Moss Rehab).
As Sr. Executive VP of Thomas Jefferson University, the parent organization and academic arm to Jefferson Health, Dr. Meyer is working closely with Richard Haverstick and Jefferson leadership to advance the organization’s mission across its academic, clinical, innovation and philanthropy pillars. Dr. Meyer also serves as the co-chair of the Board of the Delaware Valley Accountable Care Organization, one of the largest ACOs in the region
Prior to his role as President of Jefferson Health, Dr. Meyer was Executive VP for Health System Affairs, Executive Director of the Faculty Practice Plan and Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at UT Southwestern (UTSW) Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. He has authored over 70 peer-reviewed publications and won multiple teaching awards while serving as a residency and fellowship program director, and Academic Chair.
Dr. Meyer received his MD from the UTHSC – San Antonio, did his residency and Maternal-Fetal Medicine fellowship at UTHSC – Houston, and earned his MBA at the University of Tennessee.