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PAH COO “Women Hospital and Health System Leader to Know”

Deb-StaplesDeb Staples, chief operating officer at PAH, has been named one of "120 Women Hospital and Health System Leaders to Know" by Becker’s Hospital Review.

Becker's recently announced the publication of its 2012 list, "120 Women Hospital and Health System Leaders to Know," which recognizes women who have demonstrated outstanding leadership, talents and accomplishments within the hospital and health care industry.

The women featured in this list have exhibited a proven ability to lead their respective organizations in midst of health care's challenging environment. They have shown considerable skill and promise despite times of uncertainty and unprecedented change in the industry. As a result, the Becker's Hospital Review editorial team finds these CEOs, CFOs, COOs and other executives as women to watch now and in years to come.

The list includes nominations and recommendations from industry experts, as well as leaders who were chosen based on a wide range of management and leadership skills, including oversight of hospital and health system operations, financial turnarounds and quality improvement initiatives. Executives do not pay and cannot pay to be included on this list.

An integral member of the hospital’s leadership team, Deb was the vice president of Allied Health and Professional Services before being named COO at PAH in February of 2011. As COO, she is responsible for the daily operations of the hospital and its ambulatory facilities.

Over her 18 years at PAH, Staples has been a trusted and effective leader on projects such as the successful transition and integration of the inpatient psychiatric unit from HUP to Pennsylvania Hospital. She also played a key role in the introduction of the laborist model for obstetrical care and the development of the PAH outpatient radiology site at the Tuttleman Center on the campus of Penn Medicine at Rittenhouse.   

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