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West Chester Hospital names chief admin officer, vice president

UC Health has named Tom Daskalakis as permanent chief administrative officer and vice president at West Chester Hospital.

Daskalakis, who joined UC Health in 2011 as vice president and chief operating officer of West Chester Hospital, has served as the hospital’s chief administrative officer and vice president on an interim basis since the position was created in December 2015.

Under Daskalakis’ leadership, West Chester Hospital experienced patient volume growth across the emergency department and inpatient/outpatient service areas and received its fifth consecutive Outstanding Patient Experience Award from Healthgrades.

“Tom is an inspiring and dedicated leader here at UC Health and is well respected in the northern counties we serve,” UC Health Chief Operating Officer Pete Gilbert said in a release. “We’re looking forward to continued growth and community partnership for West Chester Hospital under his leadership.”

Prior to joining UC Health in 2011, Daskalakis served in several leadership positions with Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton and with Garden City Hospital in Garden City, Mich. He holds a biology degree from the University of Cincinnati, a master’s in healthcare administration from Xavier University and is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

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During his tenure with Garden City Hospital, Daskalakis was credited with leading several operational improvement initiatives, which resulted in more than $3.4 million in savings. In addition, he initiated an expansion of the organization’s cardiac catheterization lab, established a hospital-wide monitoring system that provided real time evaluation of labor productivity and lead numerous other initiatives that resulted in new sources of revenue and patient volumes.

Daskalakis’ extensive experience also includes service as network vice president, clinical support services and vice president, clinical services for the Kettering Medical Center Network. In those roles, Daskalakis developed the organization’s strategic focus, long-range planning, financial management and collaboration of the integrated healthcare system, which was comprised of four acute care hospitals.

A member of the 2017 Mason Deerfield Chamber Board of Directors, Daskalakis was honored in fall 2016 by the Mason Deerfield Chamber with an Excellence in Education award for his collaboration with area schools.

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