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Penn Medicine names CEO of Pennsylvania Hospital, and more | MED MOVES


Nemours Children's Health names a regional president, and other leaders take on new roles.

Alicia Gresham has been named the next chief executive officer of Pennsylvania Hospital.

Alicia Gresham (Penn Medicine)

Alicia Gresham (Penn Medicine)

She’ll begin in her new role on January 2, 2024.

Gresham has nearly three decades of executive healthcare experience.

She serves as senior vice president and chief operating officer of network operations at Mount Sinai Health System in New York.

At Mount Sinai, she led the expansion of the health system’s ambulatory practices across New York, New Jersey, and Florida.

Now, Gresham will have something of a homecoming. She previously worked at Penn Medicine, leading special projects for the department of medicine and later serving as the director of access and operations for the Scheie Eye Institute.

She also served as senior director of specialty care and primary care for Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Kevin B. Mahoney, CEO of University of Pennsylvania Health System, hailed Gresham’s background and leadership strengths.

“Alicia’s experience both within Penn Medicine and at other large academic health systems places her in the unique position to not only support Penn Medicine’s strengths and values, but also to bring fresh ideas to continue Pennsylvania Hospital’s longstanding evolution and continuous pursuit of excellence,” Mahoney said in a statement.

Pennsylvania Hospital was founded in 1751 by Benjamin Franklin and Dr. Thomas Bond.

Mark Marcantano (Nemours Children's Health)

Mark Marcantano (Nemours Children's Health)

Nemours Children’s Health hires regional president

Mark Marcantano has been named regional president for Nemours Children's Delaware Valley.

He’ll begin in the position on Jan. 1.

For more than four years, Marcantano has been serving as chief administrative officer of Johns Hopkins Children's Hospital.

"There is no more inspiring focus than the mission and vision at Nemours Children's Health to provide the highest quality, value-based pediatric healthcare necessary to create the healthiest generations of children," Marcantano said in a statement.

"I am incredibly humbled to join the amazing team at Nemours and energized to continue the important work ahead with one of the top pediatric integrated health systems in the nation."

He previously served as president and chief operating officer of Care New England’s Women & Infants Hospital, and he was vice president of network services at Boston Children’s Hospital.

Mark Mumford, Nemours Enterprise chief operating officer, pointed to Marcantano’s leadership roles.

"Mark brings a perfect blend of both ambulatory and inpatient experience to the new role of Regional President for Nemours Children's Health, Delaware Valley," Mumford said in a statement.

Shakira Henderson (UF Health)

Shakira Henderson (UF Health)

UF Health names system chief nurse executive

Shakira Henderson has been named the chief nurse executive of the UF Health system in Florida.

Henderson will join UF on Jan. 29. She will also become the dean of the University of Florida College of Nursing — the sixth in the college’s 67-year history. Henderson succeeds Anna M. McDaniel, who led the college between 2013 and 2023 and stepped down in June.

She is currently the assistant vice chancellor, system vice president research officer and clinical integration research officer at the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, UNC Health, and the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Medicine.

David R. Nelson, senior vice president for health affairs at UF and president of UF Health, called Henderson “the ideal choice to lead the college as the profession and education of nursing continue to transform.”

“With her leadership and experience, Dr. Henderson will not only further position the College of Nursing at the forefront of nursing education, research, and clinical service, but she will also be responsible for integrating these missions across the UF Health system,” Nelson said in a statement.

Henderson also serves as the president of the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses.

“I am dedicated to promoting a collaborative and inclusive environment, fostering excellence in nursing education, and advancing research and practice in the field of nursing,” Henderson said in a statement. “I am enthusiastic about the opportunities that lie ahead, and I am eager to contribute to the continued success and growth of the UF College of Nursing.”

Jeanana Lloyd (ChristianaCare)

Jeanana Lloyd (ChristianaCare)

ChristianaCare appoints VP for talent development

Jeanana Lloyd has been named vice president of talent development for ChristianaCare in Delaware.

In the role, Lloyd will oversee leadership development and performance management programs.

Lloyd joined ChristianaCare in 2015, and has been focused on executive coaching and succession planning. She most recently served as the system’s manager of succession planning.

She has also been responsible for employee recognition and organizational development programs.

Lloyd reports to Chris Cowan, chief human resources officer for ChristianaCare.

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