Meg sees the Abington/Rockledge Community as one that is vibrant and diverse with a commitment to health, safety, and inclusion. Her commitment, dedication, and leadership to the Abington community has been steadfast, with a special focus on education, support, health care access, community outreach, and health promotion.
Meg has been President of Abington Jefferson Health (AJH) since May 1, 2015 when Abington Health and Jefferson merged to form Jefferson Health. Prior to that, Meg served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Abington Health since January 1999.
Women’s and children’s health has been a priority of Meg’s and a responsibility she takes very seriously, especially since Abington is the second largest maternity provider in the state of Pennsylvania. She fully supported and championed the opening of an OB/GYN Clinic for the uninsured and underinsured. This clinic provides prenatal care for nearly 25% of the moms who deliver at Abington Hospital. Meg also strongly endorsed the opening of the Corrine Santerian Newborn Clinic which provides healthcare to infants from 0-3 months, the time it takes for uninsured moms to obtain healthcare coverage for their babies through the state Medicaid program. Without this clinic, these infants would not have access to healthcare during these critical first three months. In addition, she has advocated for family practice clinics and the North Hills Health Center.
Meg’s executive leadership and commitment to public health, community sponsorships, and access to care for all, including clinics and AJH’s participation in community events, has been unwavering. Meg has worked to ensure that our neighbors in Abington feel connected and that the organization is viewed not just as a hospital with buildings but as a true neighbor. Meg has designated senior leaders and managers to serve on community boards and work on community initiatives that benefit all. Her recent work with the Abington Town Hall Star Community Rating Program is one example of her support for the Abington community.
Meg sees the Abington Police Department with its commitment to community policing, the Abington School District with its commitment to the lives of the children in our community, and Penn State Abington, with its commitment to providing quality higher education (in addition to the work the hospital does) as important to making Abington/Rockledge a strong and vital community. Meg believes that all children should have access to quality education, a safe place to express concerns about peer pressure and bullying, playgrounds and parks to promote fitness, health food options, and quality health care providers that know them by name. She is always open to new programs and projects to work with other community organizations to advance the health of the community.
Whether mentoring Abington leaders, staff, or volunteers, Meg has guided the institution through the changing health care landscape. She has worked with government officials on safety and security issues and emergency management and has recently been an integral part of the Abington Town Hall STAR Community rating program, which strives to make Abington a sustainable community in many areas.
Prior to joining Abington, Meg served as President and CEO of Hahnemann University Hospital and Medical College of Pennsylvania Hospital. She is a graduate of Temple University, with an MBA in Health Care Administration and a BA in Political Science. At the University of Pennsylvania, she earned an MS in Organizational Dynamics and a MPhil in Organizational Leadership. Meg is a Fellow of the American College of Health Care Executives and a Malcolm Baldrige Executive Fellow.
In addition, Meg is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and a Malcolm Bridge Fellow. She is the past Chair of the Gift of Life Board, the regional organ procurement organization, the PA Trauma Systems Foundation Board, and the Red Cross Penn Jersey Blood Services. Meg is the current Chair of the Board of Mid-Atlantic Alliance for Performance Excellence (MAAPE), the Tri-State Baldrige organization for Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware. She currently serves as a Board member of the Montgomery County EMS Council, Gift of Life Foundation, Institute for Safe Medication Practices, March of Dimes Southeastern Division, and Health Care Improvement Foundation (HCIF). She also serves on the Dean’s Council of the Fox School of Business at Temple University and is a past Trustee of Philadelphia University.
Meg is the mother of three daughters and in her free time enjoys hiking, biking, jogging, cross country skiing, and orienteering.