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Patricia M. DePompei, RN, MSN

Patricia DePompei

Patricia M. DePompei, RN, MSN

President, University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s and MacDonald Women’s hospitals
Rainbow Babies & Children's Foundation Chair in Leadership and Innovation


Patricia M. DePompei, RN, MSN, was appointed President, University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital and University Hospitals MacDonald Women’s Hospital in October 2012. She also holds the Rainbow Babies & Children's Foundation Chair in Leadership and Innovation. UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s has been a trusted leader in pediatric healthcare for more than 130 years, consistently ranking among the top children’s hospitals in the nation. Founded in 1891, UH MacDonald Women’s Hospital is one of only 11 full service women’s hospitals in the country and the only hospital in Ohio dedicated solely to women’s health.

Patti has held a variety of positions within healthcare over the past 30 years, including clinical and management positions in pediatric & neonatal intensive care, as well as human resources. Patti received her Master of Science in Nursing from Kent State University in Kent, Ohio; her Bachelor of Science in Nursing cum laude from the Medical College of Ohio at the University of Toledo in Toledo, Ohio; and completed the Executive Management Series in Health Care at Case Western Reserve University/Weatherhead School of Management in Cleveland, Ohio.

Patti has served on a number of regional and national programs related to the health and wellness of children and families. She served as the 2017 chair of the American Hospital Association’s (AHA) Section for Maternal and Child Health Governing Council as well as the chair of the Ohio Children’s Hospital Association Board (2017-2019). Patti was appointed to the Cleveland State University Board of Directors in 2019, and the Children's Hospital Association national “Solutions for Patient Safety” Board in 2015. She has served in a number of local organizations including serving as co-chair of the Executive Committee of First Year Cleveland, chair of the Cleveland March of Dimes “March for Babies” walk, leader of the University Hospitals of Cleveland United Way campaign, Board Member of The Center for Health Affairs and the Ronald McDonald House of Cleveland, and is an alumni of Leadership Cleveland class of 2016.