University of Pennsylvania Health System selects new CEO: 6 takeaways

Philadelphia-based University of Pennsylvania Health System appointed Kevin B. Mahoney CEO, effective July 1.

Six takeaways:

1. Mr. Mahoney is currently executive vice president and chief administrative officer for the health system, as well as executive vice dean for integrative services for the Perelman School of Medicine in Philadelphia.

2. He has worked at the health system since 1996 and has held several leadership roles, including executive director of Penn's primary care physician network and CEO of Phoenixville (Pa.) Hospital.

3. During his time serving in Penn's leadership team, Mr. Mahoney played a key role in the development of Ruth and Raymond Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine and the Roberts Proton Therapy Center. He also oversaw the implementation of a common EHR platform across Penn's facilities.

4. He received the American Heart Association's 2018 Heart of Philadelphia Award.

5. Mr. Mahoney holds an MBA and doctorate in business administration from Temple University in Philadelphia.

6. He succeeds Ralph W. Muller, who is retiring after a 17-year tenure.

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