Madeline Bell - President and CEO of The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP)

Wednesday, November 16, 2016 - 6:45pm

Wednesday November 16th 2016 | 5-6pm

Law Auditorium | Jordan Medical Education Center (JMEC)

Topics: Lessons from my career journey, leadership lessons on how to be a more effective leader, the top three areas of focus for me as CEO, and how the COO role differs from being CEO

Madeline Bell is the President and CEO of The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), one of the top ranked children’s hospital in the United States. In this role, she oversees 14,000 employees for the $2.5 billion a year health system and research institute. Prior to being promoted to CEO in July of 2015, Madeline served as CHOP’s chief operating officer for eight years. During her tenure as COO, she led significant growth while maintaining the financial strength and clinical excellence of the organization.



Madeline began her career as a pediatric nurse at CHOP in 1983, later leaving the organization to move into hospital administration. She returned to CHOP in 1995 to head Home Care and Case Management, and since that time has held a number of leadership positions, advancing from Vice President to Senior Vice President to Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer in 2007. In 2015, she assumed the title of President and CEO.



A mission-driven leader nationally recognized for hospital operational excellence, Bell has made numerous contributions to CHOP, including: the development of the largest pediatric ambulatory network in the country; the implementation of a single-platform electronic health record; the expansion of a 4-million-square-foot campus; and the development of numerous nationally recognized clinical and family-centered care programs. She has secured many philanthropic gifts to help further the institution’s mission. Throughout her career, Bell has been a champion for cultural change and patient safety within the organization. Never forgetting her early career, Bell has a deep appreciation of the clinical world and always stays focused on improving care for children