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UPMC Announces New Leadership – UPMC & Pitt Health Sciences News Blog

By Vaseline May30,2024

After 37 years of service to UPMC, Susan Hoolahan recently announced her plans to retire as president of UPMC Passavant in early October.

With Susan’s retirement, talented UPMC leaders will have the opportunity to take on new scope and responsibilities and welcome a dynamic new colleague to the organization.

UPMC Passavant: Continuing a tradition of transformational leadership

As of August 1, Dr. Beth Piccione, president of UPMC Jameson and UPMC Horizon, named the next president of UPMC Passavant.

“Dr. Piccione is a transformational leader known for shaping healthcare delivery and advocating for the essential health needs of the communities she has served,” said Joel Yuhas, executive vice president of UPMC and president of the UPMC Health Services Division. “She is a seasoned cardiologist with robust clinical leadership experience, including at our UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute and UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital.”

Together with the UPMC Passavant team, Dr. Piccione poised to further enrich UPMC’s signature specialty services at UPMC Passavant, as a regional hub for Pittsburgh’s northern communities.

UPMC Horizon and UPMC Jameson: Back home

With the transition of Dr. Piccione, Dave Patton has been appointed president of UPMC Jameson and UPMC Horizon, effective August 1. A New Castle resident, Dave previously worked in a leadership role at UPMC Horizon and is well versed in healthcare needs. of the communities served by the Jameson-Horizon hospital group.

Prior to this appointment, Dave served as president of UPMC St. Margaret. “During his 30-year tenure at UPMC, he led UPMC St. Margaret to achieve the highest honors for quality and safety, including a fourth Magnet® designation,” said Yuhas. “His connected leadership creates a culture of commitment and patient-centered excellence.”

Both Dr. Piccione and Dave Patton will remain in their current positions through July.

UPMC St. Margaret, UPMC Sports Medicine, UPMC Rehabilitation Institute and Health Services Division: Joining a World-Class Organization

“We welcome Andrew Ritchie to UPMC, and he will be the next president of UPMC St. Margaret and vice president of the UPMC Health Services Division. He will also oversee UPMC Sports Medicine and the UPMC Rehabilitation Institute beginning August 1,” Yuhas said.

Andy joined UPMC from UCHealth in Colorado and has served as regional Chief Operating Officer overseeing six hospitals, including a Magnet®-designated Level I Trauma Center. Andy has experience leading sports medicine, orthopedics and rehabilitation services and has led clinical and support operations at academic medical centers for over 15 years.

Andy and his family are looking forward to moving to the Pittsburgh area and joining a world-class healthcare organization.

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