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Temple’s Dr. Nina O'Connor Named Among Modern Healthcare’s Women Leaders for 2024

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Nina O'Connor, MD, FAAHPM, has been named by Modern Healthcare as one of its Women Leaders for 2024. Dr. O’Connor is Chair of the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, Temple Faculty Physicians Chief of Service and Primary Care Service Line Director, and Chief Medical Officer of the Temple Center for Population Health.

“We congratulate Dr. O’Connor on earning this prestigious national recognition, which honors her tireless contributions to care delivery improvement, health equity, and gender equity in healthcare leadership,” said Michael A. Young, MHA, FACHE, President & CEO of Temple Health. “Her deep expertise contributes so meaningfully to improving the patient experience, advancing equity within our organization and the broader community, and sustaining the ongoing success, innovation, and growth of Temple Health.”

“Throughout her career, Dr. O’Connor has worked to advance the careers of other women and to serve as a role model and resource for potential female leaders,” said Amy J. Goldberg, MD, FACS, the Marjorie Joy Katz Dean at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine. “While at Penn Medicine, she participated in the prestigious Carol Emmott Fellowship, a national program that aims to accelerate the leadership capacity of women in healthcare while promoting gender equity. Here at Temple Health, she mentors emerging female leaders with sponsorship and 1:1 coaching. She also meets regularly with medical students from the Lewis Katz School of Medicine, speaking to them about career options as well as the rewards and challenges of balancing work and family as a female executive. In all of her leadership, Dr. O’Connor aims to model an authentic approach consistent with her values.”

“Over the past year, Dr. O’Connor led initiatives which significantly advanced Temple Health goals, including reorganizing our inpatient palliative care program, designing an embedded nurse navigation program for Temple’s primary care network, implementing inpatient screening for social determinants of health in all Temple hospitals, launching a new primary care quality program for Temple Faculty Practice Plan, creating standardized clinical protocols for community outreach and health screenings, and launching a remote patient monitoring program to reduce disparities in hypertension control among Temple Medicare patients living in underserved zip codes,” said Claire Raab, MD, President and CEO of Temple Faculty Physicians. “We are proud to announce Dr. O’Connor has earned this prestigious national honor.”

Profiles of all the honorees are featured in the March 11, 2024 issue of Modern Healthcare magazine and online at ModernHealthcare.com/WLAwards.