Prospect Medical Holdings, Inc. this week announced the appointment of Patrick Gavin as chief executive officer of Crozer-Keystone Health System (CKHS). Gavin, CKHS’ current chief operating officer and executive vice president, will replace Joan Richards, the system’s longtime president and chief executive officer, who is retiring effective July 31.
Prospect completed its acquisition of CKHS on July 1 after receiving all necessary regulatory approvals.
Gavin joined CKHS as president of Crozer-Chester Medical Center in 2010 and named COO and executive vice president of the entire health system in 2012. Since then, he has continued as president of Crozer-Chester and has served as the lead executive for the Crozer-Keystone Health Network, Crozer-Keystone’s provider network.
Gavin holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Villanova University, an MBA in information systems from Saint Joseph’s University and a master’s degree in public health from Columbia University.
Richards has been with the health system since 1982 and has served in her current role since January 2007. She held a range of leadership positions within the health system before becoming CEO, including chief operating officer (2000-2007); president of Crozer-Keystone Hospitals (1995-2000); senior administrative officer of the CKHS Health Access Network and chief operating officer of Crozer-Chester Medical Center (1992-1995); vice president of Patient Services (1988-1992); vice president of Nursing Services (1985-1988); and director of Nursing Services (1982-1985).
Prior to joining Crozer-Keystone, Richards held positions at the University of Pennsylvania, Lankenau Hospital and the West Jersey Health System.
Prospect Medical Holdings, Inc., offers a unique and innovative healthcare delivery model, known as Coordinated Regional Care, which emphasizes coordination of care and population health management, with an emphasis on wellness and preventive care.
CRC helps coordinate quality, personalized care for patients through integrated networks of primary and specialty physicians, in affiliation with hospitals, clinics, other community-based providers and health plans.
Prospect owns and operates 18 hospitals, over 40 clinics and outpatient centers, and manages the provision of healthcare services for more than 300,000 members enrolled in its networks of nearly 10,000 primary care physicians and specialists.
Prospect’s operations are located in diverse, high-density population areas in California, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Texas.
CKHS, based in Springfield, is the largest employer and health care provider in Delaware County that provides a full spectrum of wellness, prevention, acute care, rehabilitation and restorative care.
The health system consists of Crozer-Chester Medical Center in Upland; Delaware County Memorial Hospital in Drexel Hill; Taylor Hospital in Ridley Park; Springfield Hospital in Springfield and Community Hospital in Chester. The system also operates several outpatient facilities, a comprehensive physician network of primary care and specialty practices, and the Healthplex® Sports Club.