J. Mark McLoone, FACHE
Chief Executive Officer
J. Mark McLoone was appointed Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children in June 2015.
Mr. McLoone was born in North Philadelphia and comes to St. Christopher’s with more than 30 years of healthcare management experience, most of which has been in children’s hospitals. After graduating from LaSalle University with a Bachelor of Arts in Biology, he began his career in healthcare management at the Mercy Hospital in Wilkes-Barre, PA. Returning to Philadelphia, Mr. McLoone received his M.B.A. degree from St. Joseph’s University while working for the Albert Einstein Medical Center. His leadership experience in pediatrics began during his tenure as Vice President at Einstein, as the pediatric department was a part of Mr. McLoone’s responsibilities.
Mr. McLoone was the Chief Operating Officer for the duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, DE for many years as that organization was transformed from a children’s orthopedic hospital to a full service academic children’s hospital and regional referral center. Mr. McLoone has served as the Chief Executive Officer of the Children’s Hospital at OUMC (the University of Oklahoma’s pediatric teaching hospital and part of HCA, Inc.) where he was simultaneously a Chief Operating Officer of the roughly 800 bed, three hospital campus.
Mr. McLoone’s most recent children’s hospital leadership position was with the Methodist Children’s Hospital (MCH) in San Antonio, TX where he served as Chief Executive Officer for eight years. During his tenure, MCH and Mr. McLoone were recognized with two Studer awards for excellence in Patient Satisfaction, achieving and sustaining top decile performance based on independent survey data. Mark also led MCH to the leading position (as measured by market share) amongst the children’s hospitals in San Antonio, the seventh largest city in the United States.
Mr. McLoone has been a member of several healthcare committees and boards, and presently participates in the American Hospital Association President’s Council for Children’s Hospital Executives. He is also a Board Certified Healthcare Executive. Throughout his career, Mr. McLoone has received numerous awards and recognitions, including the 2013 Studer Group Evidenced Based Leadership Healthcare Organization of the Month award, the Distinguished Service Award from American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) in 2012, the Healthcare Executives Service Award from ACHE in 2009 and he is a two time recipient of the ACHE’s Regent Award for the most innovative program. His professional leadership includes seven years as a Regent of the ACHE, including full terms as Regent for the State of Delaware and another for the Central and South Texas region which encompassed two of the 12 most populous cities in the nation.
Mark lives with his wife Martha, who is an RN and former Assistant Nurse Manager of the Albert Einstein Medical Center Mother/Baby Unit, and their son Mark Jr., all of whom are Philadelphia natives.