Amie Thornton named COO of Crozer-Chester Medical Center
Amie Thornton, an experienced healthcare administrator, was recently named chief operating officer of Crozer-Chester Medical Center.
Thornton comes to Crozer-Keystone after serving as senior vice president of Operations at JFK Medical Center. She has also held administrative roles with St. Michael’s Medical Center, Newark, N.J.; the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services, the Tiber Group (a healthcare consulting firm that is now part of Navigant); and Eastern Mercy Health System.
In this role, Thornton will oversee the day-to-day operations of the medical center. Specifically, she will have direct supervision over a variety of ancillary and support functions, as well as product line development for EMS, Trauma and other key tertiary product lines.
“I am delighted to be part of a medical center with such a distinguished history that plays a critical role in the meeting the needs of the community. I look forward to working closely with the leadership of the Medical Staff and Nursing to move the hospital forward in several key strategic areas. We have a great challenge ahead to improve our patient experience of care and to grow our volume and market share in tertiary services. I am pleased to be part of an excellent team dedicated to the success and growth of the medical center,” Thornton says.
“We are fortunate to have Amie join the Crozer-Keystone team in this important role. Our medical center will benefit from her intelligence and extensive healthcare experience,” says Patrick Gavin, senior vice president of Hospital Operations for Crozer-Keystone Health System and president of Crozer-Chester Medical Center.
Thornton earned her bachelor’s degree in English Literature and American History from the University of Pennsylvania. She holds an MBA in Healthcare Management from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.