Paz joins United Surgical Partners board of directors

United Surgical Partners International Inc. (USPI) has announced that Dr. Harold L. Paz, CEO of Penn State Hershey Medical Center and Health System, senior vice president for health affairs for Penn State and dean of Penn State College of Medicine, has joined USPI’s Board of Directors. A partnership between USPI and Penn State Hershey Health System, which began in 2011, jointly owns Hershey Outpatient Surgical Center, a surgical facility in Hershey, Pa.

Commenting on Paz’s appointment to the board, Chairman Don Steen stated, “We have built our company by partnering with some of the best health care systems and physician leaders in the country. We are fortunate and delighted to have the CEO of a prestigious health care system like Penn State Hershey Health System join our board. Paz will be a great complement to our board, and his guidance will help us build upon our success.”

“I am pleased to join the USPI board,” Paz said. “Their commitment to patient safety, quality and operating efficiencies aligns with Penn State Hershey Health System’s vision to advance the health of the populations that we serve by providing them with the highest standard of care in the most appropriate setting.”

Headquartered in Dallas, USPI currently has ownership interests in or operates 215 facilities, of which 148 are jointly owned with not-for-profit health care systems.

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Last Updated February 20, 2014