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Kevin B. Mahoney, DBA


University of Pennsylvania Health System

Kevin B. Mahoney is CEO of the University of Pennsylvania Health System. He assumed this role on July 1, 2019. Beginning in 1996, Dr. Mahoney’s leadership posts at Penn Medicine have included serving as executive vice president/chief administrative officer of UPHS, executive vice dean of the Perelman School of Medicine, and senior vice president of UPHS. He also served as executive director of Phoenixville Hospital, as executive director/COO for Clinical Care Associates and as director of network development. His operational portfolio at Penn Medicine has included IT, strategic planning, the primary care network, human resources and capital planning. He has led several transformative construction projects and oversaw the implementation of a common EHR platform across five hospitals, numerous outpatient clinics and home care.

Dr. Mahoney currently directs the development and construction of a new $1.5 billion hospital, The Pavilion, on Penn Medicine’s west Philadelphia campus. The largest capital project in Penn’s history, it is expected to be completed in 2021. Prior to joining UPHS, Dr. Mahoney served as vice president for Johnson & Higgins, where he provided leadership to the Health Group, including risk transfer and alternative risk management strategies. He also served as vice president of administration for nine years at Bryn Mawr Hospital and as director of administrative services at Episcopal Hospital for three years. He is a graduate of Millersville State College, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in economics, and he holds a Master of Business Administration degree and a doctorate from the Fox School of Business at Temple University.


Leadership Insights: The Healthcare Workforce of the Future

Presented by David L. Schreiner, FACHE, Ghazala Sharieff, MD, FACHE, Kadesha Thomas Smith, Kevin B. Mahoney, DBA at 3:45 PM on Monday, March 22nd.

From front-line providers to C-suite executives, the healthcare workforce has been challenged immensely over the past year. Hospital and health system leaders are facing growing provider shortages along with a workforce that is at a highly increased risk of burnout and mental health challenges. At the same time, some systems have implemented a variety of…