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UHS New Leaders Join the Acute Care and Behavioral Health Divisionsuhsnews2020-10-22T13:46:39+00:00
UHS New Leaders Join the Acute Care and Behavioral Health Divisions
We are pleased to introduce and profile select new leaders who recently joined UHS. These leaders bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to their new roles.
Senior Vice President, Finance for the Acute Care Division
Jim oversees the financial strategy, operations and growth of the Acute Care Division. A dynamic leader, Jim has proven accomplishments directing financial operations for world-class healthcare organizations. Throughout his career, he has been instrumental in revitalizing performance through successful development and execution of forward-thinking strategies that deliver key improvements and results.
Before UHS, Jim served as Vice President, Finance and Global CFO of the Medication Delivery Solution (MDS) Division at Becton, Dickinson and Company (BD). Prior to BD, Jim served as the Vice President, Finance at Moksha8 and before that, he assumed progressively challenging roles over the course of his 12-year tenure at Pfizer.
Senior Vice President, Finance for the Behavioral Health Division
Tom oversees the financial strategy, operations and growth of the Behavioral Health Division. He is a results-focused finance leader with a track record of impact and achievement across multiple business divisions and functional areas.
Prior to joining UHS, Tom served as CFO and Vice President at Azura Vascular Care and before that, he served for 14 years in a number of leadership roles at GlaxoSmithKline PLC, including Vice President, Commercial Finance, US Pharmaceuticals and Chief Financial Officer and Country Finance Director.
Mark Friedlander, MD, MBA
Chief Medical Officer (CMO) for the Behavioral Health Division
In this new role for the Behavioral Health Division, Dr. Friedlander will collaborate with Division President, Matt Peterson on the medical strategy of the behavioral health facilities as well as focus on the oversight of the facilities’ medical staff and utilization management.
Most recently, Dr. Friedlander served as Chief Medical Officer for Aetna’s Behavioral Health unit from 2010 to 2019. Prior to his time at Aetna, Dr. Friedlander served as Corporate Medical Director for Penn-Friends Behavioral Health Systems in Plymouth Meeting, PA, responsible for the formulation and development of enterprise behavioral health strategies; and the design and implementation of emergency assessment capability to triage and manage high-risk patients. Before that, Friedlander served as Director, Outpatient Clinic and Adolescent Inpatient Care at UHS’ Friends Hospital in Philadelphia, PA. Earlier in his career, Friedlander was the Psychiatrist and the Acting Medical Director at Child Guidance Resource Centers, now headquartered in Havertown, PA.