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Patricia DePompei, RN, MSN, Appointed President for UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital and UH MacDonald Women’s Hospital

Monday, October 15, 2012

CLEVELAND – University Hospitals (UH) Case Medical Center has appointed Patricia DePompei, RN, MSN, President of UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital and UH MacDonald Women’s Hospital. Ms. DePompei, who most recently served as Interim President of both hospitals, has been an advocate for women’s and children’s health care for more than two decades.

“Patti has an unwavering commitment to quality patient-and family-centered care and is the consummate champion for women’s and children’s health services,” said Fred C. Rothstein, MD, President, UH Case Medical Center. “Her vision and leadership have helped position University Hospitals as a national leader in pediatric and women’s health care.”

In her new role, Ms. DePompei will be responsible for the operational management, strategic planning, and program development of both Rainbow and MacDonald, UH’s nationally renowned children’s and women’s hospitals. She will work in close collaboration with physician and nursing leadership to grow existing and new services and ensure patients and their families receive the quality care UH is known for.

During her 20-plus year career at UH, Ms. DePompei has held various leadership roles including Head Nurse Manager for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), Director of Recruitment Services for UH, Director of Critical Care Services/Pediatric Network, and Vice President of Patient Care Operations at Rainbow and MacDonald. Her recent accomplishments include leading a strategic plan for pediatric medication safety and playing a key role in planning Rainbow’s recently opened $26 million Quentin & Elisabeth Alexander NICU.

She is a strong supporter of UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital's Physician Extension Team (PET) program, which recently received a $12.7 million Health Care Innovation Award from the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation, to improve the delivery of health care to more than 65,000 children enrolled in Medicaid in Northeast Ohio.

Ms. DePompei has volunteered her time and talents as a board member for Ronald McDonald House, Health Care Committee Co-Chair for the Cuyahoga County Invest in Children Partnership, Campaign Chair for the United Way and United Way Cabinet member. She has also received several awards including the American Red Cross of Greater Cleveland 2010 Hero for Medical Excellence Award.

“I am honored to have the opportunity to lead two organizations with such a rich history of caring for women and children in Northeast Ohio and beyond,” said Ms. DePompei. “I look forward to partnering with the physicians, staff and volunteers and furthering the mission of Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital and MacDonald Women’s Hospital.”

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