New president at Magee-Womens Hospital |

New president at Magee-Womens Hospital

Chuck Biedka
Dr. Richard Beigi will begin work as president of UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital on Jan. 1. He currently is the hospital’s chief medical officer.

UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital’s chief medical officer on Wednesday was appointed hospital president, UPMC’s board said.

Dr. Richard Beigi will begin the job on Jan 1. He succeeds Leslie Davis, who until now has maintained positions as Magee’s president and senior vice president, executive vice president and chief operating officer of the Health Services Division of UPMC, according to a UPMC statement.

He will be the first physician to lead a UPMC hospital.

Beigi’s current job is to ensure that patients receive the highest quality treatment and care from Magee’s medical team.

Beigi has a 17-year career at UPMC and has held a number of positions at Magee and also the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

Davis said Beigi has “deep compassion for patients, and combined with his intelligence and leadership, he is the ideal new president of Magee.

“I have full confidence that the hospital, supported by an excellent executive team, is in highly capable hands. Dr. Beigi also will bring his commitment to academic rigor and, combined with his compassionate leadership, Magee will only get better because of him,” Davis said.

“It is a true honor and privilege to be appointed president of Magee,” said Beigi. “I look forward to this responsibility and to building upon Magee’s strengths in providing best-in-class care to our patients in all of the communities we serve. I also remain committed to advancing and conducting research that will offer new insight and answers into how we can best care for our patients.”

Chuck Biedka is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Chuck at 724-226-4711, [email protected] or via Twitter @ChuckBiedka.

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