ERIE, Pa. - John Malone, UPMC Hamot president and CEO, announced recently at the Hamot Health Foundation Board of Corporators Spring Meeting that Jim Fiorenzo will assume the role of UPMC Hamot president effective July 1. John Malone will remain UPMC Hamot CEO until February 1, 2013 and will assist in the executive transition.
Several months ago, Malone informed the UPMC Hamot Board of Directors of his intention to retire. To effect an orderly transition for the succession of leadership at UPMC Hamot, the Board of Directors formed an Executive Selection Committee composed of UPMC Hamot Board members, medical staff representatives, and community representatives to consider possible executive candidates. The Executive Selection Committee went through an extensive review of UPMC Hamot's multi-year strategic plan, the future direction of UPMC, and the organization's leadership needs. Following this process, the committee recommended Fiorenzo to the UPMC Hamot Board of Directors. The Board voted unanimously in favor of this recommendation.
Fiorenzo began his career at Hamot as a staff pharmacist in 1975. He currently serves as executive vice president and chief operating officer.
According to Malone, Fiorenzo's efforts and strategies have advanced the growth and range of services available at UPMC Hamot and enhanced the level of care provided.
"Because of Jim's leadership and vision, I am confident that UPMC Hamot will continue to adopt innovative ways to advance care, quality, and meet the needs of its patients for many years to come," Malone said.
About UPMC Hamot
UPMC Hamot is a 412-bed tertiary care facility, regional referral hub and Level II Trauma Center located in Erie, Pa. Supported by a 400-member medical staff and 3,100 dedicated employees, UPMC Hamot's mission is to serve its patients, communities, and one another in the UPMC Hamot tradition of quality, health, healing, and education.