Louise Urban Promoted to Executive Vice President and COO
John Dempster, president and chief executive officer, and James Cooper, senior executive vice president, Jefferson Regional Medical Center, jointly announced the promotion of Louise A. Urban to executive vice president and chief operating officer, effective Sept. 17, 2012.
“This promotion recognizes Louise’s demonstrated record of success and the importance of an operational focus as we move toward finalizing our affiliation with Highmark,” said Dempster. “Throughout her career at Jefferson Regional, she has exhibited the highest standards of professional practice, a commitment to quality and the patient experience and the ability to work collaboratively with the medical staff, management and employees.”
Urban first joined Jefferson Regional as a registered nurse in the ICU in 1991. She has been promoted numerous times, having been an assistant nurse manager and patient care manager in the ICU and director of Patient Care Services. In 2006, she was promoted to vice president of Patient Care Services and chief nursing officer. She was named senior vice president of Hospital Operations in 2010.
A graduate of the Western Pennsylvania Hospital School of Nursing, she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from California University of Pennsylvania and a Master of Science degree in Health Service Administration from the University of St. Francis.