UPMC Announces New Leadership

By: Lisa Lombardo

After 37 years of service with UPMC, Susan Hoolahan recently announced her plans to retire as president of UPMC Passavant in early October.

With Susan’s retirement comes opportunity for talented UPMC leaders to take on new reach and responsibilities and welcome a dynamic new colleague to the organization.

UPMC Passavant: Continuing a Tradition of Transformational Leadership

Effective August 1, Dr. Beth Piccione, president of UPMC Jameson and UPMC Horizon, has been appointed as the next president of UPMC Passavant.

“Dr. Piccione is a transformational leader known for shaping care delivery and advocating for the essential health needs of the communities she has served,” said Joel Yuhas, executive vice president, UPMC, and president, UPMC Health Services Division “She is a seasoned cardiologist with robust clinical leadership experience, including with our UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute and UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital.”

Alongside the UPMC Passavant team, Dr. Piccione is poised to continue enriching UPMC’s signature specialty services at UPMC Passavant as the regional hub for Pittsburgh’s northern communities.

 UPMC Horizon and UPMC Jameson: Returning Home

With Dr. Piccione’s transition, Dave Patton has been appointed president of UPMC Jameson and UPMC Horizon, effective August 1. A resident of New Castle, Dave has previously worked at UPMC Horizon in a leadership role and is well-versed in the health care needs of the communities served by the Jameson-Horizon hospital group.

Prior to this appointment, Dave has been serving as president of UPMC St. Margaret. “Over his 30-year tenure with UPMC, he’s led UPMC St. Margaret to earn top honors for quality and safety, including a fourth Magnet® designation,” said Yuhas. “His connected leadership creates a culture of engagement and patient-centered excellence.”

Both Dr. Piccione and Dave Patton will remain in their current positions through July.

UPMC St. Margaret, UPMC Sports Medicine, UPMC Rehabilitation Institute, and Health Services Division: Joining a World-Class Organization

“We will welcome Andrew Ritchie to UPMC, and he will be the next president of UPMC St. Margaret and vice president of the UPMC Health Services Division. He will also oversee UPMC Sports Medicine and the UPMC Rehabilitation Institute, effective August 1,” said Yuhas.

Joining UPMC from UCHealth in Colorado, Andy has been serving as regional chief operating officer overseeing six hospitals, including a Magnet® designated Level I Trauma Center. Andy has experience leading sports medicine, orthopaedics and rehabilitative services and has led academic medical center clinical and support operations for more than 15 years.

Andy and his family look forward to relocating to the Pittsburgh area and joining a world-class health care organization.