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Published on July 22, 2015

McGoldrick Named President of Abington – Jefferson Health

Meg McGoldrickABINGTON, PA (July 22, 2015) — Margaret (Meg) McGoldrick has been appointed president of Abington – Jefferson Health, where she has served as chief operating officer since 1999.  McGoldrick has responsibility for Abington Hospital – Jefferson Health and Abington – Lansdale Hospital, as well as five outpatient centers and two Urgent Care Centers.

“Abington has benefited from Meg’s expert leadership and fiscal responsibility during the 16 years she has been responsible for operations,” says Laurence M. Merlis, EVP, chief operating officer, Jefferson Health. “She has a no-nonsense approach to leadership, coupled with strong values, trustworthiness and unlimited energy.  When her promotion was announced at a meeting recently, the management team cheered.”

Prior to joining Abington, McGoldrick held executive leadership roles with Hahnemann University Hospital and the Medical College of Pennsylvania Hospital.

McGoldrick is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and is a Baldrige Executive Fellow with the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program.  She serves on the board of directors of several organizations, including the Gift of Life Foundation, the Health Care Improvement Foundation, the Institute for Safe Medication Practices, the March of Dimes of Southeastern Pennsylvania and the EMS Council of Montgomery County.  McGoldrick also serves as the board chair of the Keystone Alliance for Performance Excellence, the State of Pennsylvania Baldrige Alliance Program.  Additionally, she is a member of the Dean’s Council of the Fox School of Business and Management at Temple University and is a life trustee of Philadelphia University.

McGoldrick earned a B.A. in Political Science and an M.B.A. in Healthcare Administration from Temple University.  She received her M.S. in Organizational Dynamics and M.Phil. in Leadership from the University of Pennsylvania.

McGoldrick lives with her husband in Chester Springs, PA, where they raised their three daughters.

About Abington – Jefferson Health

Abington – Jefferson Health encompasses Abington Hospital in Abington, Abington – Lansdale Hospital in Hatfield Township, two urgent Care Centers and five convenient outpatient facilities, which include Abington Health Center – Willow Grove, Abington Health Center – Warminster, Abington Health Center – Blue Bell, Abington Health Center – Lower Gwynedd and Abington Health Center – Montgomeryville.    More than 1,400 physicians are on staff at both Abington Hospital and Abington – Lansdale Hospital. In addition, some physicians are members of Abington Health Physicians, an employed network of primary care physicians and specialists. Abington – Jefferson Health is part of Jefferson Health and Jefferson, a newly formed organization dedicated to providing the highest quality, compassionate clinical care for patients, educating the health professionals of tomorrow, and discovering new treatments and therapies that will define the future of health care.

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