PHS Senior VP Beeman to a Presidency in Nashville
Thomas E. Beeman, senior vice president for hospital operations in the Penn Health System, has accepted a position as president and CEO of Saint Thomas Health Services in Nashville, effective November 1.
Mr. Beeman's position will not be filled, said Dr. Robert Martin, the Interim Chief Operating Officer. HUP's Executive Director Garry Scheib and the executive directors of the System's owned hospitals and home care units will now report directly to Dr. Martin. Leslie Davis, associate vice president for subspecialty networks and clinical service groups, will assume responsibility for hospital affiliation activities and will continue to report to Will Ferniany, senior vice president for professional services.
During his four-year tenure with UPHS, Tom Beeman "proved himself a dedicated, personable, and effective leader. He leaves the Health System with a legacy of accomplishment and a strong management team," said Dr. Martin in a memorandum to System leaders. "Tom led the acquisition and integration efforts for Pennsylvania and Phoenixville hospitals. He was also intimately involved in the development of our hospital affiliations and helped launch Penn-Friends, our behavioral health carve-out with more than 600,000 covered lives.
"Our four owned hospitals are experiencing record-high admissions
at a time of decreasing admissions nationwide," Dr. Martin continued.
"HUP, especially, has achieved unprecedented success and national recognition.
Under Tom's leadership, HUP earned its first-ever Accreditation with Commendation
from the JCAHO and the 1998 Ernest A. Codman Award. HUP made the U.S.
News & World Report Honor Roll for the first time in 1998 and repeated
that feat in 1999, rising to 10th in the nation."
Almanac, Vol. 46, No. 2, September 7, 1999