Edmond F. Notebaert announces decision to step down

Edmond F. Notebaert today announced his decision to step down as President and CEO of the Temple University Health System and Senior Executive Vice President of Health Sciences at Temple University. Notebaert will continue to lead Temple’s health enterprise through a planned transition period and will work closely with University leaders to identify future executive leadership.

“When I accepted this position in September 2008, I came with clear objectives and priorities to stabilize the Health System and position it for success moving forward,” said Notebaert.  “We have made tremendous progress and the time is right to now look towards long-term executive leadership.”

“The Board of Trustees knew when Ed was recruited for this critical position that he was a skilled health care professional and change agent,” said Patrick O’Connor, Chairman of the Temple University Board of Trustees. “He led the Temple Health enterprise through some difficult times. We look forward to continued progress as we strive to ensure that Temple is a leader in medical education and health care in this region and across the country.”

“Ed has many accomplishments during his tenure and raised the expectations of Temple’s health enterprise. I appreciate his commitment to Temple Health, our employees and patients,” said Dr.  Ann Weaver Hart, President of Temple University.

“We have been fortunate to have his leadership,” said Jane Scaccetti, Chair of Temple University Health System and Trustee at Temple University, “Ed’s leadership helped to stabilize our Health System, and we look forward to his counsel as we chart the next step.”

Temple University is a comprehensive research university that enrolls more than 36,000 students, is the 28th largest university in America and is a national center for professional education. With its Main Campus and Health Sciences Campus located in North Philadelphia, Temple is deeply connected to its neighboring communities and plays a leading role in advancing quality of life throughout the Southeastern Pennsylvania region through research, education and service.

Temple University is the sole member of Temple University Health System (TUHS), a Pennsylvania not-for-profit corporation. TUHS was formed by the University in 1995 to coordinate the activities and plans of the University’s health care enterprise in the greater Philadelphia region. TUHS has more than 900 hospital beds and 8,000 employees. TUHS includes Temple University Hospital, founded in 1891, Jeanes Hospital, Northeastern Ambulatory Care Center, Temple-Episcopal Campus, Temple Transport Team and Temple Physicians, Inc.

Temple University School of Medicine (TUSM) provides an excellent student-centered education in medicine and the biomedical sciences to a diverse body of students, instilling in them an ethic of human service and lifelong learning and preparing them for careers as clinicians, researchers and educators. TUSM takes pride in the excellence of its teaching, service, research and clinical programs. It employs 453 full time faculty, 67 part time faculty, 1,164 volunteer faculty and 869 staff. The clinical faculty practice plan of the TUSM, Temple University Physicians, consists of 325 full-time and 26 part-time physicians. A new $160 million 11-story medical education and research facility for TUSM opened on North Broad Street in 2009.