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Mark Jones Named President of University Medical Center at Princeton And Senior Vice President of Princeton HealthCare System

Oct 22, 2008

Mark Jones has joined Princeton HealthCare System (PHCS) as the President of University Medical Center at Princeton (UMCP) and Senior Vice President of PHCS. Serving as the senior-most executive of UMCP, Jones will work with the other members of the senior management team and the leaders of the Medical Staff to ensure outstanding patient satisfaction, maintain fiscally sound operations, and continue to develop and grow services at the hospital. He will be responsible for cultivating the necessary partnerships with staff and physicians to facilitate a successful move to our new facility and lead the development of enhanced operating systems to be employed in the replacement hospital.Mark Jones10-22-08

Jones will provide leadership and direction for the operations of UMCP in keeping with the mission, vision and values of Princeton HealthCare System. Specifically, this will mean establishing operating targets, benchmarks and deadlines that will advance UMCP's goal of becoming a Solucient Top 100 hospital. Jones will develop strong relationships with physicians on staff by working closely with the Vice President for Medical Affairs, the President of the Medical Staff and other physicians to achieve physician goals relating to the care of patients. He will report to PHCS President and CEO Barry Rabner.

Since 1994, Jones has served in senior leadership roles at Holy Redeemer Health System, an integrated health system that includes a 303-bed acute care hospital, two senior housing facilities, totaling 421 skilled beds, 118 assisted living units, 250 independent living units, a 200-unit, HUD-funded housing development; home health agencies in two states; transitional housing; an age-restricted living community; and a physician services organization. For the past nine years, he has been Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Holy Redeemer system.

Prior to joining Holy Redeemer, Jones was Vice President of Operations at Greater Baltimore Medical Center (GBMC) in Baltimore, Maryland from 1989 through 1993. He served as Vice President of Presbyterian-University Hospital of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center from 1984 through 1989. Jones had completed his Administrative Residency at Presbyterian in 1981. His professional career began at Geisinger Medical Center, where he was Administrative Director of Operations from 1981 through 1984.

Jones earned his first Master's degree at Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, where he received a Master of Science in Biology. His second Master's degree is from Columbia University, New York, where he specialized in Hospital Administration. Jones graduated from Edinboro University in Pennsylvania, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology.

Jones is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives. Since 2000, he has been the Chairperson of the American Red Cross of Southeastern Pennsylvania's Montgomery County Branch Board and a member of the Southeastern Pennsylvania Chapter Board.