Deb-StaplesDebStaples, chief operating officer at PAH, hasbeen named one of "120 Women Hospital and Health System Leaders to Know" byBecker’s Hospital Review.

Becker'srecently announced the publication of its 2012 list, "120 Women Hospitaland Health System Leaders to Know," which recognizes women who havedemonstrated outstanding leadership, talents and accomplishments within thehospital and health care industry.

Thewomen featured in this list have exhibited a proven ability to lead theirrespective organizations in midst of health care's challenging environment.They have shown considerable skill and promise despite times of uncertainty andunprecedented change in the industry. As a result, the Becker's Hospital Revieweditorial team finds these CEOs, CFOs, COOs and other executives as women towatch now and in years to come.

Thelist includes nominations and recommendations from industry experts, as well asleaders who were chosen based on a wide range of management and leadershipskills, including oversight of hospital and health system operations, financialturnarounds and quality improvement initiatives. Executives do not pay andcannot pay to be included on this list.

An integral member of the hospital’sleadership team, Deb was the vice president of Allied Health and ProfessionalServices before being named COO at PAH in February of 2011. As COO, she isresponsible for the daily operations of the hospital and its ambulatoryfacilities.

Over her 18 years at PAH, Staples has been atrusted and effective leader on projects such as the successful transition andintegration of the inpatient psychiatric unit from HUP to PennsylvaniaHospital. She also played a key role in the introduction of the laborist modelfor obstetrical care and the development of the PAH outpatient radiology siteat the Tuttleman Center on the campus of Penn Medicine atRittenhouse.