Feldstein Named as ‘Most Admired CEO’, Health Care ‘Power Player’October 12, 2023
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) President and CEO Jay S. Feldstein, DO '81, received a pair of recent high-profile honors for his impact on the Philadelphia
healthcare and higher education communities. These recent awards are in addition to
recognition earlier this year by City & State PA as one of Pennsylvania's 100 most influential leaders in health care and higher education.
Philadelphia Business Journal's Most Admired CEOs
In their announcement of this year's list of Most Admired CEOs, the Philadelphia Business Journal described the 27 honorees as individuals who “have earned respect from within and
outside their companies and are leaving a mark on Greater Philadelphia and beyond.”
Earning respect as an executive, clinician and community leader, Feldstein has an
impressive record of nonprofit involvement and community service in the Philadelphia
region, particularly in the areas of health equity, healthcare access and medical
education. Notably, he formed the Community Wellness Initiative (CWI), focused on creating educational and health services programming and resources to
support the physical, mental, nutritional and environmental wellness of the College's
surrounding communities. He has also prioritized the College's efforts to open food
pantries at PCOM's three Healthcare Centers, improving access to high-quality, nutritious food items. In addition, he has led
the College into partnership with organizations such as St. Christopher's Hospital for Children and Accelerate Health Equity, as well as the acquisition in 2022 of Chestnut Hill Hospital through an alliance with Temple Health and Redeemer Health.
Selected from among over 100 submissions, Dr. Feldstein will be recognized in a special
print edition of the Philadelphia Business Journal on December 8.
Metro Philadelphia's 2023 Healthcare Power Players
Joining a who's-who of local healthcare leaders, Dr. Feldstein has been named by Metro Philadelphia as a 2023 Healthcare Power Player for his commitment to “working to improve patient care and advance healthcare systems.”
Feldstein is the eighth president in the College's 125-year history and has been a
leader in the healthcare space throughout his career. His oversight of PCOM includes
over 3,000 students in osteopathic medical and other doctoral and graduate programs; 660 employees; community Healthcare Centers; and three campus locations.
He credits PCOM students for his sustained commitment to ensuring the future of the
field. “This is the best job I've ever had,” he said. “And that's because of our students,
who are the healthcare leaders of tomorrow.”
As the healthcare industry rapidly evolves with new treatments and technology, it
must also contend with ever-increasing challenges, including workforce shortages.
For his part, Feldstein is steadfast in addressing this issue by educating the highest
caliber health professionals.
“The biggest issue in health care locally and nationally is addressing various shortages
in the healthcare workforce, especially as our country's population ages and requires
more medical care,” said Feldstein. “We need more highly trained physicians, physician
assistants, pharmacists, psychologists, physical therapists and other allied health
professionals to meet this need.”
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About Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Founded in 1899, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) has trained thousands
of highly competent, caring physicians, health practitioners and behavioral scientists
who practice a “whole person” approach to care—treating people, not just symptoms.
PCOM operates three campuses (PCOM, PCOM Georgia and PCOM South Georgia) and offers doctoral degrees in clinical psychology, educational psychology, osteopathic
medicine, pharmacy, physical therapy and school psychology, and graduate degrees in
applied behavior analysis, applied positive psychology, biomedical sciences, forensic
medicine, medical laboratory science, mental health counseling, non profit leadership
and population health management, organizational development and leadership, physician
assistant studies, school psychology, and public health management and administration.
PCOM students learn the importance of health promotion, research, education and service
to the community. Through its community-based Healthcare Centers, PCOM provides care
to medically underserved populations. For more information, visit pcom.edu or call 215-871-6100.
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