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Mark O'Hern has been named the new president of UPMC McKeesport and UPMC East hospitals, the health system announced.
He succeeds Mark Sevco, who has been promoted to chief operating officer of UPMC Pinnacle, based in Harrisburg.
O'Hern, of Murrysville, had served as vice president of operations for UPMC McKeesport and UPMC East since 2014, when the two hospitals were placed under the same management.
“We take great pride in our long history of providing high-quality, compassionate care for the many diverse communities we serve and continue to invest to our hospitals and services to ensure that our patients receive expert care they need right in their own communities,” O’Hern said in a prepared release.
A graduate of Cornell University, O'Hern completed an administrative fellowship at UPMC from 2008 to 2010 before being named director of cardiology services at UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside hospitals.
From 2012 to 2014, he served as executive director of children's community pediatrics at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.
“It is testament to the depth of leadership acumen we have fostered at UPMC that we are able to fill key positions like this from within our own ranks,” said Leslie Davis, senior vice president of UPMC and executive vice president and chief operating officer of the UPMC Health Services Division.
“Mark’s experience at UPMC East and UPMC McKeesport, as well as his leadership, business acumen and ability to build relationships will provide a smooth transition and ensure a bright future for both UPMC East and UPMC McKeesport,” Davis said.
UPMC McKeesport is a 184-bed acute care community hospital and has residency programs in internal medicine, family medicine and psychiatry. UPMC East, located in Monroeville, is a 154-bed acute care community hospital.
Besides his work at UPMC, O'Hern is a past board member of the YMCA of McKeesport and Wilmerding and of the Human Ecology Alumni Association Board at Cornell.
Originally published October 17, 2018.