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Matthew Shelak Named Executive Director of Temple University Hospital-Jeanes Campus

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Matthew Shelak, OTR/L, MBA has been named Executive Director for Temple University Hospital-Jeanes Campus, effective July 11. Shelak is an experienced operations executive who comes to Temple from Crozer Health System where he was President of Delaware County Memorial Hospital and Taylor Hospital.

Shelak also served as CEO of Roxborough Memorial Hospital, Suburban Community Hospital, and Jennersville Regional Hospital, and was chief operating officer of Pottstown Memorial Medical Center. He started his healthcare career in Temple University’s graduate program for occupational therapy and worked for five years in the OT department at TUH during which he earned an MBA at Temple’s Fox School of Business.

Shelak succeeds Marc. P. Hurowitz, DO, MBA, FAAFP, as Executive Director of Temple University Hospital-Jeanes Campus. Dr. Hurowitz is retiring on July 1 after nearly 20 years at Temple Health. During that time, he has served as Chief Medical Officer of Temple East / Northeastern Hospital; Associate CMO of Temple University Hospital (TUH); and CEO of Temple Physicians, Inc. (TPI) and Jeanes Hospital. 

Dr. Hurowitz defined the inaugural role of CMO at Northeastern Hospital where he oversaw quality, patient safety, risk, care management and pharmacy. After helping to transition Northeastern to an ambulatory care center, he assumed similar responsibilities at Temple University Hospital, where he was also involved in the creation of the Temple Center for Population Health. As CEO of TPI, Dr. Hurowitz oversaw practice expansion, and led primary care population health initiatives during the shift from fee-for-service to risk-based contracting. During that time, the organization participated in several CMS Innovation grants, managing large populations and achieving superior clinical and financial outcomes. During his tenure as CEO of Jeanes Hospital / Executive Director of TUH-Jeanes Campus, the hospital was recognized as the only Healthgrades Top 250 Hospital for Quality for five years in a row in Philadelphia County. He also oversaw the hospital license merger with TUH, the implementation of the EPIC EMR, and the hospital’s return to financial profitability.