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SiteWatch: Temple Health Leading the Way by Developing Leadership & Organizational Capacity


Kevin Kruse of Forbes reports that Temple Health is “doing a remarkable job at leader development.” Based in urban North Philadelphia, they have almost 10,000 employees, 1,000 physicians and scientists and just as many licensed beds. They report approximately 38,000 admissions per year as well as 353,000 outpatient visits in addition to 133,000 emergency room visits. Kruse interviewed Allyson Saccomandi, Director of Leadership and Organizational Development. She explained to Forbes that they implement a “two-pronged strategy” including a) engagement strategy with dynamic feedback loops and b) intense focus on employee development. Temple Health is a major Philadelphia-based academic health system that is driving medical advances through clinical innovation, pioneering research and world-class education. The health system’s 1,000 physicians and scientists share a common mission of bringing tomorrow’s treatments to the bedside today, helping them achieve outcomes once thought impossible.

Temple Health consists of Temple University Hospital (TUH), ranked among the “Best Hospitals” in the region by U.S. News & World ReportFox Chase Cancer Center, a NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center; Jeanes Hospital, a community-based hospital offering medical, surgical and emergency services; Temple Health-Episcopal Campus; Temple Health-Northeastern Campus; Temple Physicians, Inc., a network of community-based specialty and primary-care physician practices; Temple Transport Team, a ground and air-ambulance company; and several urgent care centers.

Temple Health is an educational partner with the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University and affiliated with Temple University Physicians, which is Temple Health’s physician practice plan comprised of more than 500 full-time and part-time academic physicians in 20 clinical departments. These physicians offer dozens of powerful new options for patients who, just a few years ago, were considered untreatable.

Using sophisticated technologies and personalized treatments, Temple is working to alter the course of serious disease. In over a dozen research centers at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine and Fox Chase Cancer Center, Temple faculty members are speeding the transformation of fundamental scientific discoveries into practical therapies that may one day dramatically improve human health.

Temple Health offers a full complement of medical specialties, but is best recognized for the following programs:

Notable statistics about Temple Health include:

  • 1,020 licensed beds
  • 37,892 admissions
  • 353,712 outpatient visits
  • 133,623 emergency room visits
  • 12,093 inpatient surgeries
  • 16,882 outpatient surgeries
  • 10,000+ faculty member and employees
  • 980 medical and graduate students


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