UPMC Hamot Chief to Discuss ‘Building the Future of Life-Changing Medicine’ at MBA’s January 23 Briefing


ERIE – David Gibbons, M.H.A., R.N., president of UPMC Hamot, one of Erie County’s largest employers, will be the guest speaker at the Manufacturer & Business Association’s (MBA) monthly Eggs ‘n’ Issues briefing set for 8 a.m. Tuesday, January 23, at the Association’s Conference Center, 2171 West 38th Street at Pittsburgh Avenue. Registration begins at 7:45 a.m. All media are invited to attend.

As part of his presentation, “Building the Future of Life-Changing Medicine,” Gibbons will explain how UPMC and UPMC Hamot’s $300-million expansion and renovation plan, unique capabilities and strong financial performance are fulfilling the vision to transform the future of health care in our community and beyond.

At UPMC Hamot, Gibbons has had executive oversight of the majority of Hamot’s clinical service lines and has cultivated numerous business and community partnerships to enhance patient care. He was instrumental in establishing Hamot’s kidney transplant program, the first in the region and the first UPMC transplant program in the U.S. outside of Pittsburgh. He has overseen the expansion of OB/GYN services with the opening of the Magee-Womens Specialty Center; the planned construction of a new $111 million patient tower to be completed in 2020; and, under his guidance, UPMC Hamot’s nursing staff achieved Magnet designation, the highest and most prestigious distinction a health care organization can receive for nursing excellence.

Gibbons has an associate’s degree in nursing and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Clarion University, as well as a master’s degree in health administration from Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia.

To register for this briefing, contact Terry Nunez at 814/833-3200 or 800/815-2660 or visit Cost is $30 for members, $60 for nonmembers.

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