I am proud of what we have accomplished during my almost five decades at UPMC, growing the organization to become a $23 billion global integrated health care delivery system. We transformed the economy in western Pennsylvania and turned the world’s eyes to Pittsburgh as a hub of medical innovation and groundbreaking patient care.
With a strong growth trajectory and best-in-class team, we are now at a period of both stability and success at UPMC.
Given that context, along with the recognition of Leslie Davis as an excellent choice to move the organization forward, today is the right time to announce our CEO transition, something that has been in the works for some time.
Leslie has been a key partner to me in her role leading our hospital network, and I am confident she will continue UPMC’s track record of success. Her deep background and expertise, her steady leadership and temperament and her vision for UPMC make her the right choice at the right time.
As president emeritus, I will be available to Leslie and the team as a resource during the transition. And I look forward to continuing to see UPMC provide unmatched health care for all the regions we serve, as well as internationally.
Jeffrey A. Romoff