Kevin Mahoney Named CEO of University of Pennsylvania Health System

Kevin Mahoney Named CEO of University of Pennsylvania Health System

Played a Major Role in Expansion of Penn Medicine System Since 1996

Kevin Mahoney has been named Chief Executive Officer of the University of Pennsylvania Health System (UPHS), effective July 1, according to an announcement issued by the offices of Penn President Amy Gutmann and Perelman School of Medicine Dean Larry Jameson. 

Previously the Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer of UPHS, Mahoney, succeeds Ralph Muller who has been UPHS CEO since 2003.

Kevin Mahoney named CEO of U of Penn Health System


Kevin Mahoney, new UPHS CEO

"Kevin has an unrivaled breadth of experience and depth of knowledge of health care in an integrated academic medical center, combined with a profound personal commitment to Penn’s ambitious vision for the integrated academic medical center and health system of the future," said Gutmann and Jameson.

Nation's largest
Mahoney joined UPHS in 1996 and served as Executive Director of Penn’s primary care physician network and as CEO of Phoenixville Hospital. He also developed the master plan concept for the former Philadelphia Civic Center site, known today as the Ruth and Raymond Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine and the Roberts Proton Therapy Center.  These facilities, together with the Smilow Translational Research Center and the Jordan Medical Education Center, form the nation’s first single building that integrates biomedical research, clinical care, and medical education. 

Most recently, as EVP and Chief Administrative Officer, Mahoney oversaw the implementation of a common electronic health record platform across five hospitals, numerous outpatient clinics, and home care -- the only comprehensive system of its kind in the region. He is currently leading the Penn Pavilion project, the largest building project in Penn’s history and the most advanced inpatient hospital facility in the nation, set to open in 2021. 

Innovation center co-founder
A Senior Fellow at Penn’s Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, Mahoney is also co-founder of the Penn Medicine Center for Health Care Innovation.
He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from Millersville University and an MBA and Doctorate in Business Administration from Temple University.  He serves on numerous boards for non-profit organizations in the Delaware Valley, including Puentes de Salud and Community Volunteers in Medicine.  He has been recognized for his community and volunteer work, most recently as the recipient of the 2018 Heart of Philadelphia Award by the American Heart Association.