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Sandra L. Gomberg Named President & Chief Executive Officer of Temple University Hospital

Temple University Hospital

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
June 11, 2010

Contact:
Rebecca Harmon
(215) 707-8229
rebecca.harmon@tuhs.temple.edu

(Philadelphia, PA – June 11, 2010) -- Sandra L. Gomberg, RN, MSN, has been named President and Chief Executive Officer of Temple University Hospital (TUH), effective immediately. Temple University Hospital is the flagship hospital of the Temple University Health System and the primary academicteaching site for Temple University’s School of Medicine.

As President and Chief Executive Officer, Gomberg will have responsibility for the strategic direction, operational effectiveness and financial health of Temple University Hospital - including Temple Main, the Episcopal Campus, the Northeastern Ambulatory Care Center, the TUH Bone Marrow TransplantProgram located at Jeanes Hospital, and the Temple Transport Team.

“During her 15-month tenure as Interim CEO, Sandy demonstrated leadership strengths in establishing and advancing the complementary clinical, educational, research, community service, and business goals of the organization,” said Edmond F. Notebaert, President & CEO of Temple University Health System and Senior Executive Vice President for Health Sciences of Temple University, in announcing the appointment. “Sandy’s focused commitment to the seamless provision of quality patient care, employee engagement and physician driven quality has served as the foundation for broad organizational improvements such as the restructuring of supply chain services and human resources, the transition of the Northeastern Ambulatory Campus, and the expansion of the OB programat Temple Main.”

Under Gomberg’s leadership, Temple University Hospital has renewed and strengthened its commitment to the foundational values of Quality, Service and Respect – while continuing to keep the patient at the center of all activities. Indeed, her ability to sustain and reinforce those principles was evident in her leadership of the Hospital’s execution of its Continuing Operations Plan which assured uninterrupted quality clinical services throughout recent labor negotiations that produced successful long-term contracts at competitive market levels.

Immediate priorities for Gomberg and her senior-leadership team include implementing, in partnership with the School of Medicine, a comprehensive, multi-year Clinical Investment Plan to increase access to TUH while further growing targeted specialty-care programs and improving quality and service delivery through employee engagement and physician driven leadership. Under Gomberg’s leadership, Temple University Hospital will continue to have a strong presence in the community - underscoring its unique stewardship contributions to local and regional communities.

“I am honored and privileged to assume the top leadership position of Temple University Hospital,” said Gomberg. “As a healthcare executive and a nurse, I look forward to continuing to move the organization forward in meeting our stewardship obligation of providing quality care to the residents of Philadelphia and the surrounding tri-state region. I am confident that, with the engagement of Temple doctors, managers and staff, Temple University Hospital will continue to meet the healthcare needs of patients while enriching and advancing the practice, education and science of medicine.”

Gomberg has been a member of the TUH and TUHS leadership teams for the past 13 years, having served in progressively advanced clinical and administrative positions including Associate Hospital Director of Professional Services for TUH, and Chief Operating Officer and Chief Nursing Officer for the former Temple University Children’s Medical Center.

After graduating with a BSN in 1985 from Villanova University College of Nursing, Gomberg continued her studies at Villanova earning a Master’s Degree in Nursing Administration in 1990. She is currently an Adjunct Associate Professor in Temple University School of Medicine and a Visiting Professor in Nursing in Temple University’s College of Health Professions and Social Work. Gomberg also serves on the Board of Consultors of Villanova University College of Nursing.

Gomberg has earned numerous awards, honors and accolades in relation to her professional and civic duties, and she has written or contributed to many articles, papers, and textbooks within the fields of nursing and administration. # # #

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