Phillip D. Robinson, FACHE, President, Lankenau Medical Center
D. Robinson, FACHE, became president of Lankenau Medical Center on March
31, 2011, after serving as Interim President for the Hospital for the
prior eight months. Robinson has more than 30 years of health care
experience and a career highlighted by successive executive leadership
roles in both the for-profit and non-profit sectors.
Most recently, Robinson served as a Managing Director with the
consulting firm Hunter Partners, working with major health care
organizations throughout the country to enhance their operations. His
prior executive positions with large hospital systems include serving as
CEO of St. Joseph Medical Center, a 792-bed acute care teaching hospital
in Houston, Texas, as well as CEO of two HCA health care hospitals in
Texas and in Florida, including the HCA’s flagship, JFK Medical Center
in Palm Beach County Florida. Additionally, he served as the Hospital
Director of the Ocshner Foundation Hospital in New Orleans and held
numerous executive roles at The Methodist Hospital System in Houston,
where he began his career. He has been a Fellow in the American College
of Healthcare Executives for over twenty years.
Robinson holds a masters degree in health administration from the
Washington University School of Medicine, and an undergraduate degree
from Texas A&M University. The author of the new book, Anticipate,
Respond, Recover: Healthcare Leadership and Catastrophic Events,
published by Health Administration Press, he has extensive experience in
developing and executing emergency preparedness protocols in a hospital
setting. He also serves on the adjunct faculty at the School of Rural
Public Health at Texas A&M University and has served on the adjunct
faculty at Washington University in St Louis and Florida Atlantic
University in Boca Raton.
The recipient of numerous awards, Robinson received the Modern
Healthcare “Up and Comer” award in 1992 and the Washington University
“Health Administration Program—Outstanding Alumnus” award in 2007.
Since his arrival to Lankenau Medical Center on an interim basis in July
2010, Lankenau opened a cutting-edge cardiothoracic intensive care unit,
introduced a Comprehensive Breast Care Center and recently broke ground
on the $529-million Heart, Vascular and Lung Patient Care Pavilion.
Scheduled to open in 2013, the Patient Care Pavilion will be a
five-story, 281,000-square-foot structure comprised of 96 private
inpatient rooms and equipped with the latest technology to foster the
most effective approaches in hospital quality and safety.
For more information, call 1.866.CALL.MLH.