You’ve seen the banner-up signs in the Preston Lobby and outside the Elm Garden Cafeteria. You may have seen her in meetings, in and around Pennsylvania Hospital – our new Executive Director, Theresa Larivee!
To get a more personal feel for our new commander-in-chief, What’s New sat down with Larivee for a quick Q & A. But first, some background:
Larivee joined the University of Pennsylvania Health System in 2008 as the Vice President of Financial Operations and Budget. "Already an integral member of the health system, Theresa's leadership skills, strategic vision and management expertise make her an excellent choice to continue Pennsylvania Hospitals' success and growth," said Garry L. Scheib, chief operating officer of UPHS, and executive director of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.
Larivee came to Penn Medicine from Fox Chase Cancer Center where she served as senior vice president and chief financial officer, presiding over all financial operations for the $300 million, National Cancer Institute-designated enterprise. Prior to Fox Chase, she worked at Columbia University Medical Center, where her focus was improving operational and financial performance. Notable accomplishments included partnering with health system leadership to create key strategic alliances that extended the Columbia brand to communities in the tri-state region.
During her six years with UPHS, Larivee has implemented a system-wide strategic analytical team at UPHS, setting the foundation for key matters of strategy and business assessment. She has provided professional mentorship for staff across the system and serves as a Penn Medicine Leadership Academy faculty member in the “Leaders as Teachers” program with a focus on the Strategy & Finance curriculum. For the past year, Larivee has worked closely with faculty and staff within the Department of Medicine to facilitate an operational and fiscal turnaround and structural reorganization.
Theresa Larivee, executive director of PAH is shown here, first on the right, at the November meeting of the Employee Council.