Feldstein Recognized Among State’s Most Influential LeadersMarch 28, 2023
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) President and CEO Jay S. Feldstein, DO ‘81, was recently named by City & State PA as one of Pennsylvania’s 100 most influential leaders in health care. He was previously named to City & State PA’s list of most influential leaders in higher education. This is the second year he has been named as one of the Commonwealth’s top leaders
in both categories.
The rankings are developed annually by City & State PA, a multimedia news agency covering
Pennsylvania’s state and local political scene, and highlight the state’s key decision-makers
and other influential leaders. Dr. Feldstein earned inclusion in each list for his
leadership of PCOM through multiple large-scale strategic partnerships designed to
expand residency and training opportunities, most notably with Temple Health and Redeemer
Health on the acquisition of Chestnut Hill Hospital in January 2023. He is also recognized for his commitment to establishing a bold vision for PCOM’s
future and his prioritization of diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives across the College. In late 2022, Dr. Feldstein was also named to Pennsylvania Governor
Josh Shapiro’s transition advisory committee on health and human services.
Health Care Power 100
Dr. Feldstein’s inclusion in a who’s who of the state’s top health care leaders is
a testament to his steady leadership and strategic vision for the College. Under his
leadership, PCOM was part of a joint acquisition of Chestnut Hill Hospital and a regional
consortium to support St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, a pediatric acute care
hospital in North Philadelphia and a critical community resource. The St. Christopher’s partnership also established an academic affiliation agreement to provide PCOM DO and physician
assistant studies students with clinical training opportunities in pediatrics in addition
to maintaining PCOM residency partnerships. Dr. Feldstein has also prioritized diversity,
equity, and inclusion in all aspects of the College and recently established a Community Wellness Initiative.
Higher Education Power 100
The higher education leaders among whom Dr. Feldstein is named have “helped their
institutions not just survive but thrive,” City & State PA said in their publication
of the Higher Education Power 100 list. These leaders “demonstrate on a daily basis
why Pennsylvania continues to be a national locus for higher education,” the publication
wrote. Dr. Feldstein is noted, among other things, for his leadership of PCOM, which
was part of an alliance with Temple Health and Redeemer Health that acquired Chestnut
Hill Hospital. This cooperative relationship helped preserve an important hospital
that has served its community for more than 100 years and strengthened access to important
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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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