St. Christopher's Hospital for Children Appoints New Associate AdministratorJune 07, 2012
Kelly M. Schirmer, F.A.C.H.E., M.H.S.A., has been appointed associate administrator at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children. In this position Schirmer is responsible for off-campus projects and has supervisory responsibility for hospital-based off-campus locations. She also handles special projects and supervises several ancillary departments.
Schirmer has more than 12 years of health care experience in acute care and academic physician practice executive leadership and more than seven years of experience in hospital administration. She initially joined St. Christopher’s Hospital in 2011 to work on several key on- and off-campus projects.
Schirmer most recently served as the chief operating officer and facility compliance officer at The Memorial Hospital of Salem County, a 140-bed for-profit hospital located in Salem, N.J. She previously served as associate administrator at West Hills Hospital and Medical Center, a 236-bed for-profit hospital in California.
Schirmer earned a bachelor’s of business administration in health administration and marketing as well as a master’s of health services administration from The George Washington University.
She is a fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives, board-certified in healthcare management and is active in the Healthcare Leadership Network of the Delaware Valley. She also serves on the board of the Health Services Management and Leadership Alumni Association of The George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services.
Since 1875, St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children has been providing exceptional patient care and advancing new pediatric treatments through research and innovation. Through affiliations with Drexel University College of Medicine and Temple University School of Medicine, St. Christopher’s is a teaching hospital helping to train the next generation of professionals in pediatric medicine.
The 189-bed hospital is committed to delivering high quality family- and patient-centered care to children from throughout the Philadelphia area and around the world. Its highly acclaimed programs include its Level I Pediatric Trauma Center; Level IIIC NICU, which is the highest NICU designation; Heart Center, Oncology/Transplant; as well as its Burn Center, which is the only dedicated pediatric burn center in the area. In 2009, St. Christopher’s achieved Magnet status, which is one of the nation's highest forms of recognition for nursing excellence.
To learn more about St. Christopher’s, visit www.stchristophershospital.com. St. Christopher’s can also be found on Facebook at www.facebook.com/StChrisHospital or on Twitter at www.twitter.com/stchrishospital.