Posted Dec 25, 2021 10:14 PM
Anne Baum has been appointed the first president of Lehigh Valley Reilly Children’s Hospital, part of the Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN).
Baum, in partnership with the Chief Medical Officer of Lehigh Valley Reilly Children’s Hospital, will oversee the strategic planning and operations of Lehigh Valley Reilly Children’s Hospital, the only children’s hospital in the area and the third largest children’s hospital in Pennsylvania.
Baum will assume her role on January 3, 2022. She will report to LVHN’s Executive Vice President and COO, John Pierro.
Baum, a well-known and respected business leader in Lehigh Valley for over 20 years, comes to Lehigh Valley Reilly Children’s Hospital in Capital Blue Cross, where she was President of Lehigh Valley Market and Vice President, Producer and Relations of work.
“The reputation of Lehigh Valley Reilly Children’s Hospital is phenomenal and having the chance to make a positive difference in the health and well-being of the children in our community is the opportunity of a lifetime,” said Baum.
“Good health is so important. Without good health, our children have a hard time learning, being active, enjoying art and music, or just being kids. I am delighted to work with an exceptional team of healthcare professionals to care for children when they are sick and to help children develop healthy lifestyles.
Lehigh Valley Reilly Children’s Hospital provides access to over 30 pediatric specialties including pediatric surgery, a children’s emergency room, two ExpressCARE pediatric locations, the highest possible level of neonatal intensive care, a pediatric intensive care, pediatric burn and trauma care and a child-life program that helps children cope during a hospital visit.
“Anne’s healthcare, business and leadership background – coupled with her passion for this community and its people – makes her a natural fit to lead the growth of Lehigh Valley Reilly Children’s Hospital” said Brian A. Nester, President and CEO of LVHN, DO, MBA.
“Lehigh Valley Reilly Children’s Hospital is already the region’s leader in child care, and now with Anne as a member of the LVHN family, the future is even brighter,” said Pierro.
Baum’s experience before Capital Blue Cross includes the Director of Managed Care Services for Premier Inc., the Executive Director of the Eastern Pennsylvania Health Network and the Vice President of Managed Care at St. Luke’s University Health Network.
She is the founder and president of Vision Accomplished, which offers leadership and professional training programs that help companies improve customer satisfaction.
Baum is a member of numerous community boards and a recipient of several awards, including Pennsylvania Best Women in Business and the ATHENA Award.
She is the author of the books “Small Mistakes, Big Consequences: Build Your Soft Skills to Help You Succeed,” which helps people identify common behavioral mistakes that can make or break relationships, and “Small Mistakes, Big consequences for the interviews ”.
Baum holds a BS in Biology from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and an MS in Health Systems Management from Rush University.
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