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Patrick J. Gavin Named President of Crozer-Chester Medical Center

Patrick J. Gavin

In Brief

  • Experienced healthcare administrator and Delaware County native Patrick J. Gavin is the new president of Crozer-Chester Medical Center.
  • He succeeds Joseph Saunders, who retired in May.
  • Gavin most recently served as executive vice president and chief operating officer of Reading Hospital and Medical Center in Reading, Pa. He has held leadership roles with other regional health systems.

Experienced healthcare administrator and Delaware County native Patrick J. Gavin is the new president of Crozer-Chester Medical Center, succeeding Joseph Saunders, who retired in May.

Gavin most recently served as executive vice president and chief operating officer of Reading Hospital and Medical Center in Reading, Pa. He previously held leadership roles with Chilton Memorial Hospital, Pompton Plains, N.J.; Albert Einstein Healthcare Network, Philadelphia; and Lehigh Valley Hospital Physician Group, Allentown, Pa.

He holds a bachelor’s degree from Villanova University, an MBA in information systems from Saint Joseph’s University and a master’s degree in public health from Columbia University.

“Patrick Gavin is a seasoned leader who possesses a wealth of healthcare experience and business acumen. I am pleased to welcome him to the Crozer-Keystone Health System management team. I am confident that he will excel in this challenging role,” says Richard Bennett, executive vice president and chief operating officer of Crozer-Keystone Health System.

The position is something of a professional homecoming for Gavin, who grew up in Upper Darby. “As a Delaware County native, I have long been aware of the strong reputation of Crozer-Chester Medical Center. I am very proud to be named president of such a well-respected institution,” Gavin says. 

Gavin says that he will have the opportunity to draw upon all of his previous healthcare experiences – including those in physician relations, financial management and public health – in his new position.

“I look forward to working closely with Crozer’s talented clinical and administrative teams to continue the medical center’s long history of achievement, growth and fiscal responsibility. I also hope to advance Crozer’s strong commitment to clinical quality and patient safety as well as its dedication to serving the community,” he says.

Gavin and his wife, also from Upper Darby, live in Upper Gwynedd Township and have two children.

Crozer-Chester Medical Center is a 343-bed tertiary care hospital that admits nearly 23,000 patients, treats approximately 53,000 Emergency Department patients, and delivers more than 2,200 babies a year.

Crozer’s featured services include the Nathan Speare Regional Burn Treatment Center; the Crozer Regional Trauma Center; the Crozer Regional Cancer Center, part of the Fox Chase Crozer-Keystone Cancer Partnership; advanced cardiac services, including interventional cardiology and open heart surgery; inpatient and outpatient surgery; orthopedic and sports medicine services; maternity services, including a Level III Intensive Care Nursery, an Antepartum Assessment Center and a Reproductive Endocrinology and Fertility Center; medical imaging services; an Interventional Pain Management Center; a Center for Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine; and an inpatient pediatric unit.

For more information about Crozer-Chester Medical Center or the Crozer-Keystone Health System, visit www.crozerkeystone.org.

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