Karen Murphy, RN, PhD, Secretary of Health in Pennsylvania, Tuesday was named Executive Vice President, Chief Innovation Officer and Founding Director of the Steele Institute for Healthcare Innovation at Geisinger based in Danville, Montour County.
She will begin her new duties in September.
"Secretary Murphy has worked throughout her career to develop innovative ways to improve health and transform health care delivery, which fits perfectly with Geisinger's emphasis on caring and putting our patients at the center of everything we do" said David Feinberg, M.D., MBA, Geisinger President and Chief Executive Officer. "She is a proven health care executive with a history of leading complex organizations and initiatives in both the public and private sectors, and we welcome her to the Geisinger family."
Gov. Wolf announced her departure May 22. The Department of Health is one of the four agencies Wolf plans to consolidate into a new Department of Health and Human Services.
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