Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) has named Stephen Castellano as the College’s new Chief Practice Operations Officer, effective July 27, 2020. In this role, Mr. Castellano will be a key member of the leadership team, overseeing a multispecialty, multi-location group of medical practices as well as the design of organizational structure, day-to-day oversight of performance and operations, and the continuous improvement of administrative and clinical operating models.
Mr. Castellano brings over 30 years of experience to the role, most recently serving as Director of Business Operations at LCH Health in Kennett Square, PA. There he was responsible for the daily operations of LCH including the Health Center and Community Services with a focus on improving organizational efficiency and effectiveness. He worked closely with directors and the executive management team to implement the vision, strategy, and operational tactics to achieve strategic goals, generate revenue, and contain costs.
“I am excited to join the team at PCOM,” said Mr. Castellano. “The healthcare landscape today is constantly changing and the need for efficiency and effective management is critical, but I’m confident the experience I bring to this role will serve the College well and I look forward to getting started.”
As chief practice operations officer, Mr. Castellano will report to an executive committee of the clinical chairs. “I am very pleased to welcome Mr. Castellano to the team,” said Kenneth J. Veit, DO ’76, MBA, provost, senior vice president for academic affairs and dean. “This is an important role, but I’m confident Mr. Castellano’s extensive background in organizational and strategic leadership and management will be an ideal fit, and we welcome him to the PCOM community.”
Mr. Castellano completed his master of business administration from St. Joseph’s University, and his bachelor of science in business management from University of Scranton.
Founded in 1899, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine 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 offers doctoral degrees in clinical psychology, osteopathic medicine, pharmacy, physical therapy and school psychology, and graduate degrees in biomedical sciences, forensic medicine, mental health counseling, organizational development and leadership, physician assistant studies, school psychology, and public health management and administration. Our 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 in inner city and rural locations. For more information, visit pcom.edu.
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