The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Chooses New Chief Operating Officer

Douglas Hock to Begin Duties Feb. 1

Dec 15, 2015, 15:31 ET from The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 15, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia has chosen Douglas G. Hock as its new executive vice president and chief operating officer (COO), following an extensive national search. Mr. Hock will assume his new duties on Feb. 1.

Mr. Hock currently serves as president and COO of Children's Medical Center Dallas.

"We are delighted to announce that Mr. Hock, a seasoned and highly accomplished hospital executive, is joining our leadership team," said Madeline Bell, president and chief executive officer, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Mr. Hock spent the last 28 years of his career as an executive at two nationally respected children's hospitals, Children's Medical Center Dallas and Texas Children's Hospital.

As COO of Children's Medical Center Dallas, he managed a 428-bed hospital with $1.1 billion in revenue. He opened a 72-bed satellite hospital, oversaw significant safety improvements, implemented significant cost reductions, led the adoption of high-level electronic health records, and improved patient and family satisfaction.

A native of the Mount Airy section of Philadelphia, Mr. Hock graduated from Germantown Friends School. He received his B.S. in business and economics from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pa., and a master of business administration from Rice University in Houston.

About The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia: The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia was founded in 1855 as the nation's first pediatric hospital. Through its long-standing commitment to providing exceptional patient care, training new generations of pediatric healthcare professionals and pioneering major research initiatives, Children's Hospital has fostered many discoveries that have benefited children worldwide. Its pediatric research program receives the highest amount of National Institutes of Health funding among all U.S. children's hospitals. In addition, its unique family-centered care and public service programs have brought the 535-bed hospital recognition as a leading advocate for children and adolescents. For more information, visit

Contact: George Bochanski
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Phone: (267) 426-6080


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