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Published on October 19, 2012

Patrick J. Gavin Named Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Crozer-Keystone Health  System

Patrick J. Gavin

Patrick J. Gavin

Patrick J. Gavin was recently named Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Crozer-Keystone Health System.

In this role, Gavin is now responsible for the oversight of all Crozer-Keystone hospitals and business units. Gavin, who has served as president of Crozer-Chester Medical Center since 2010, will retain that position in addition to his new role.

“I’m excited to take on a greater role within Crozer-Keystone Health System. I look forward to working with the many outstanding people throughout Crozer-Keystone to build upon the health system’s strengths and expand our reach,” Gavin says, “I’d like to thank Joan Richards and the Board of Trustees for their confidence in my abilities.”

“Patrick Gavin has demonstrated excellent leadership abilities and a strong knowledge of healthcare operations and finances. I know that he will excel in this new role,” says Joan K. Richards, Crozer-Keystone’s president and chief executive officer.

Since joining Crozer-Keystone, Gavin has been involved in launching several new programs and facilities, including the Crozer-Keystone Regional Kidney Transplant Program at Crozer-Chester Medical Center, the PediatricSleepCenter at Crozer, and the Crozer Medical Plaza and Crozer-Keystone Regional Cancer Center at BrintonLake. He has reorganized units and is leading Crozer's transition to offering all private rooms for patients at the medical center. He has also helped the medical center make positive gains in many areas, including length of stay, patient satisfaction, employee safety, expense reduction, information technology and other areas.

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

Before coming to the health system, Gavin served as executive vice president and chief operating officer of Reading Hospital and Medical Center in Reading, Pa. He previously held leadership roles with Lehigh Valley Health Network, Allentown, Pa.; Albert Einstein Healthcare Network, Philadelphia; and Chilton Memorial Hospital, Pompton Plains, N.J.

Gavin, 48, lives in Upper Gwynedd with his wife, Jean, and their two children.

Crozer-Keystone Health System, based in Springfield, Pa., is the largest employer and healthcare provider in DelawareCounty, a suburb of Philadelphia. Crozer-Keystone provides a full spectrum of wellness, prevention, acute care, rehabilitation and restorative care to the community. The health system comprises five hospitals, several outpatient facilities, a comprehensive physician network of primary-care and specialty practices, and the Healthplex® Sports Club. For more information about Crozer-Keystone Health System, visit www.crozerkeystone.org or call 1-800-CK-HEALTH (1-800-254-3258).

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