Andrew DeVoe Appointed Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for the
University of Pennsylvania Health System

(Philadelphia, PA) -- Andrew DeVoe has been named Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for the University of Pennsylvania Health System (UPHS), effective May 10, 2004. Prior to joining UPHS, DeVoe served as Regional Vice President of Finance for Tenet Healthcare Corporation.

Among other major responsibilities, DeVoe will be accountable for leading the UPHS capital- and operating-budget process, providing financial support to the UPHS leadership team in the development of strategic and operating plans, partnering and integrating financial services to support UPHS business objectives and missions, leading the implementation and oversight of efficient customer-focused financial processes and systems, and providing appropriate management controls and stewardship of assets.

“Andrew’s career path shows wide experience in financial management and operations, as well as planning and strategy,” said Ralph W. Muller, Chief Executive Officer of UPHS, in announcing the appointment. “He has successfully guided financial turnarounds and stable operations; and we are confident of his ability to support us in developing long-term financial strategies for UPHS.

“At UPHS, Andrew will work closely with the leadership teams at the Health System, the School of Medicine, and the University to meet performance objectives of the PENN Medicine Strategic Plan,” added Muller. “He will also work closely with our financial managers on critical day-to-day operations.”

DeVoe’s extensive and geographically diverse experience in for-profit health-care systems has positioned him well to assume the top financial position in UPHS, one of the nation’s leading academic health systems. During his eight-year tenure with Tenet Healthcare Corporation, DeVoe served as Chief Financial Officer for three discrete hospitals/medical centers in the eastern United States before assuming the top finance job for Tenet’s Philadelphia market. Prior to that, he held positions of increasing responsibility with Health Management Association, Inc. (of Naples, FL) and Hospital Corporation of America (of Nashville, TN).

“I am delighted to join one of the nation’s leading academic health systems, and look forwarding to working with the Health System’s leadership to identify and positively exploit additional opportunities for cost-savings and revenue growth,” said DeVoe. “My previous experience in for-profit medicine has given me a perspective that may prove valuable in improving the fiscal operations of our health system at the operations level.”

In 1991, DeVoe earned his bachelor’s degree in Finance from Belmont College, in Nashville, TN. He is a member of the Healthcare Financial Management Association; and, for four nearly-consecutive years (1999, 2001, 2002, and 2003), he earned Tenet Corporation’s “Outstanding CFO Award.”

Andrew DeVoe and his wife, Susan, live in Ardmore, PA, with their five children.

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PENN Medicine is a $2.5 billion enterprise dedicated to the related missions of medical education, biomedical research, and high-quality patient care. PENN Medicine consists of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine (founded in 1765 as the nation’s first medical school) and the University of Pennsylvania Health System (created in 1993 as the nation’s first integrated academic health system).

Penn’s School of Medicine is ranked #2 in the nation for receipt of NIH research funds; and ranked #4 in the nation in U.S. News & World Report’s most recent ranking of top research-oriented medical schools. Supporting 1,400 fulltime faculty and 700 students, the School of Medicine is recognized worldwide for its superior education and training of the next generation of physician-scientists and leaders of academic medicine.

Penn Health System consists of four hospitals (including its flagship Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, consistently rated one of the nation’s “Honor Roll” hospitals by U.S. News & World Report), a faculty practice plan, a primary-care provider network, three multispecialty satellite facilities, and home health care and hospice.

Penn Medicine is one of the world's leading academic medical centers, dedicated to the related missions of medical education, biomedical research, and excellence in patient care. Penn Medicine consists of the Raymond and Ruth Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania (founded in 1765 as the nation's first medical school) and the University of Pennsylvania Health System, which together form a $6.7 billion enterprise.

The Perelman School of Medicine has been ranked among the top five medical schools in the United States for the past 20 years, according to U.S. News & World Report's survey of research-oriented medical schools. The School is consistently among the nation's top recipients of funding from the National Institutes of Health, with $392 million awarded in the 2016 fiscal year.

The University of Pennsylvania Health System's patient care facilities include: The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center -- which are recognized as one of the nation's top "Honor Roll" hospitals by U.S. News & World Report -- Chester County Hospital; Lancaster General Health; Penn Wissahickon Hospice; and Pennsylvania Hospital -- the nation's first hospital, founded in 1751. Additional affiliated inpatient care facilities and services throughout the Philadelphia region include Good Shepherd Penn Partners, a partnership between Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network and Penn Medicine.

Penn Medicine is committed to improving lives and health through a variety of community-based programs and activities. In fiscal year 2016, Penn Medicine provided $393 million to benefit our community.