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Strategic Committees for Medical Center

Strategic Integration and Planning Committees have been formed to develop a strategic planning and management structure that will enhance Medical Center clinical operations. Through the Medical Center Strategic Planning Committee and the Medical Center Strategic Integration Committee, clinical planning and operations will be better coordinated. In addition, the Medical Center Integration Committee will develop a system to better align the goals of UPHS operations in West Philadelphia, including HUP, PMC and CPUP.

Strategic Planning Committee


To develop an overall clinical strategic plan for the Medical Center within the overall context of the UPHS Strategic Plan.


William N. Kelley, M.D. (Chair), CEO, University of Pennsylvania Health System and Dean, School of Medicine
Robert D. Martin, Ph.D., Chief Operating Officer
Gavin R. Kerr, Vice President, Planning and Organizational Effectiveness

Strategic Integration Committee


The Strategic Integration Committee will be the coordinating body for resource allocation, operational coordination and major initiatives for HUP, PMC and CPUP. It will make decisions and recommendations within the context of the clinical strategic plan developed by the Strategic Planning Committee and will operate under the principles of organizational effectiveness to ensure all parties are informed and incentives and activities are coordinated and well-aligned wherever possible.


David E. Longnecker, M.D., Vice Dean for Professional Services
Garry L. Scheib, Executive Director, HUP
Michele M. Volpe, Executive Director, PMC
Douglas E. Henson, Executive Director, CPUP
Peter L. DeAngelis, Jr., Interim Chief Financial Officer
I.William Ferniany, Ph.D., Senior Vice President for Administrative and Network Services
A Physician from HUP appointed by the Committee for one two-year term
A Physician from PMC appointed by the Committee for one two-year term


The Chair for the first year will be David E. Longnecker, M.D., the Vice Dean for Professional Services. During the first year, the Committee will be staffed by I. William Ferniany, Ph.D., the Senior Vice President for Administrative and Network Services in order to ensure continuity of programs discussions which are underway.

Scope of Authority:

The Strategic Integration Committee will be responsible for the overall coordination and integration of health services programs in the Medical Center. It will report to the UPHS Chief Operating Officer and the UPHS Chief Executive Officer and Dean. Areas of responsibility include, but are not limited to, the following:

--Annual capital budgets for board approval;

--Allocation of contingency capital budgets to specific entities;

--Approval of new programs;

--Priorities for clinical resource management;

--Program development and expansion;

--Facility planning;

--Physician recruitment;

--Approval of any joint ventures or agreements between CPUP departments and the hospitals; and

--Providing input regarding the terms of managed care and other insurance contacts that affect the Medical Center.

Alignment of Incentives:

One goal of the Strategic Integration Committee is to better align incentives between HUP, CPUP and PMC. The model that will be developed must:

--Support the education, research, and clinical mission of UPHS;

--Be compliant with all laws and regulations;

--Ensure the financial viability of each entity; and

--Align incentives for the three entities-HUP, PMC, and CPUP to:

  • Improve quality;
  • Implement aggressive clinical resource management;
  • Improve access and service; and
  • Reduce the cost per unit of service.

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Almanac, Vol. 46, No. 18, January 25, 2000