DANVILLE — Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Karen Murphy has been named executive Vice President/Chief Innovation Officer and Founding Director of the Steele Institute for Healthcare Innovation at Geisinger, a press release says. She will begin her new duties in September.
“Secretary Murphy has worked throughout her career to develop innovative ways to improve health and transform health care delivery, which fits perfectly with Geisinger’s emphasis on caring and putting our patients at the center of everything we do” said David Feinberg, Geisinger President and Chief Executive Officer.
Prior to becoming Secretary of Health, Murphy served as Director of the State Innovation Models Initiative, a $900 million Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services investment designed to accelerate health care innovation across the United States. She previously served in various administrative roles, including President and Chief Executive Officer of the Moses Taylor Health Care System in Scranton.
Murphy earned her Ph.D. in Business Administration from the Temple University Fox School of Business, Master of Business Administration from Marywood University, Bachelor of Science in Liberal Arts from the University of Scranton, and a diploma in nursing from the Scranton State Hospital School of Nursing. She also serves as a clinical faculty member at Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine in Scranton.
“Geisinger is a nationally recognized and respected health care organization, and I am excited to become a member of its leadership team,” Murphy said. “It has been my honor to serve in the Wolf Administration as Secretary of Health, and I welcome this new opportunity to continue making a positive difference in my new role at Geisinger.”