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Mark Sevco


UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh

Mark Sevco is president of UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. Located in western Pennsylvania, the hospital has 313 beds on a 1.5-million-square-foot campus that opened in May 2009. Mr. Sevco has served UPMC in various capacities for more than 25 years. He served as system COO of UPMC Pinnacle, a multi-hospital system in central Pennsylvania. Prior to that, he was president of UPMC East for six years. In May 2014, Mr. Sevco also became president of UPMC McKeesport. As president of both hospitals, he was responsible for business development, strategic planning, physician relations and administrative operations. He has traveled to China and Dubai, assisting UPMC’s international efforts, and he is the executive director of the UPMC Administrative Fellowship Program.

Prior to his role as president of UPMC East and UPMC McKeesport, Mr. Sevco served as vice president of operations for UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside, president of UPMC Braddock, executive director of the Department of Pediatrics at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, executive director/vice president of the UPMC Cardiovascular Institute, executive administrator for UPMC physician services division, and business planning and development associate for UPMC Magee-Women’s Hospital. Mr. Sevco holds a bachelor’s degree in applied mathematics, a master’s degree in business administration, and a master’s degree in health administration from the University of Pittsburgh. He is an adjunct professor for the Graduate School of Public Health at the University of Pittsburgh. Mr. Sevco is also an active community member who currently serves on four boards of directors, including the Hospital Association of Pennsylvania.


Leadership Insights: Maintaining Essential Patient Care During a Pandemic – Perspectives from Children’s Hospitals

Presented by Kadesha Thomas Smith, Luanne Thomas Ewald, FACHE, Mark Sevco at 10:00 AM on Thursday, March 25th.

From rapidly enhancing telehealth infrastructure to developing innovative approaches to keep families connected and safe while their children are in the hospital, children’s hospitals have had to change their approaches exponentially over the past year. Despite this significant amount of evolution, many children’s hospitals have been among some of the most successful in maintaining essential…