Garry L. Scheib has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer of the University of Pennsylvania Health System (UPHS). Mr. Scheib served previously as Senior Vice President of UPHS and Executive Director of HUP; the latter a position in which he will continue. In his new role as COO, Mr. Scheib is responsible for the financial and operational aspects for the Health System's three owned hospitals (HUP, Presbyterian Medical Center and Pennsylvania Hospital) and Penn's Homecare and Hospice services.
"This appointment formalizes a role that Garry has been performing for the past two years as executive in charge of the Health System's operations and, more recently, Penn's Home Care and Hospice programs as well," states Ralph W. Muller, UPHS Chief Executive Officer. "Garry's leadership ability–achieving difficult goals while inspiring confidence, trust and mutual admiration in all who work with him–makes him a natural choice for the position."
Mr. Scheib has been a member of the UPHS leadership team for the past seven years, coming to Penn from Rancocas Hospital as Executive Director in the Health System's Office of Network Development, New Jersey Division (1997-1998). He quickly rose to become Vice President of Network Operations within that office. In 1999, Mr. Scheib was appointed Executive Director of the Health System's flagship hospital, the HUP. He was appointed as Senior Vice President of Hospital Operations in April 2002, where he was responsible for the operations management of the Health System's hospitals (HUP, Presbyterian Medical Center, Pennsylvania Hospital and Phoenixville Hospital).
After graduating with honors with a B.S. degree from Lehigh University, Mr. Scheib went on to earn his MBA, also from Lehigh University. He has served on numerous academic committees at Penn, including the PENN Medicine Strategic Planning Work Group and the Search Committees for both the Chair of the Department of Medicine and the Chair of the Department of Otorhinolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery. He is a member of many boards, including those at HUP, Presbyterian Medical Center, Pennsylvania Hospital, the Hospital and Health System Association of Pennsylvania (HAP), the Delaware Valley Health Care Council (DVHC) and the Voluntary Hospital Association East (VHA East Coast).
Almanac, Vol. 51, No. 6, October 5, 2004
October 5, 2004
Volume 51 Number 6