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Saint Clare's Health System Appoints Jan L. Bishop as Vice President for Facilities Planning and Management


04/08/2009

Accomplished Healthcare Planner and Architect to Help Saint Clare’s Maximize Use of Infrastructure

Saint Clare’s Health System recently announced that Jan L. Bishop, an experienced healthcare planner, has been appointed as the new Vice President for Facilities Planning and Management. Bishop, a registered architect, comes to Saint Clare’s with more than 25 years experience in the planning, design and executive leadership of major institutional projects including healthcare, research and academic facilities. Most recently, Jan served in a consultative role with Saint Clare’s, as part of its strategic and facility planning initiative.

“With the geographical spread of our hospitals and other community facilities, Jan will bring a fresh viewpoint on how Saint Clare’s can maximize the use and potential of each of our facilities,” said Leslie D. Hirsch, FACHE, President and Chief Executive Officer for Saint Clare’s Health System. “Her years of experience in various industries, her keen ability to maximize use and efficiency of current infrastructure, and her ability to effectively lead new projects will be an asset to Saint Clare’s as we continue to grow to better serve our community.”

Bishop’s past experience includes leadership roles with several leading architectural firms, including Ewing Cole in Philadelphia, PA, where she served as the firm’s healthcare practice leader; Princeton, NJ-based Hillier, where she founded and led the firm’s healthcare practice; and HOK of New York city, where she served as principal.

She has been involved in the leadership and planning of numerous complex building projects for hospitals around the country, many valued in the hundreds of millions of dollars. These projects included the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics expansion, University Medical Center at Princeton new hospital campus, Ohio State University Medical Center major addition, Cancer Institute of NJ and Bristol Myers Squibb Children’s Hospital at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, to name a few.

Bishop received her Professional Degree of Architecture with high honors from the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) and participated in a parallel program at Rutgers University, where she minored in Health care Planning. She is also the past recipient of the NJIT Alumni of the Year Award, an award which recognized her work in the development of the concept of “single room maternity care,” and its subsequent transformation of obstetrical services in hospitals nationwide. This work has also served as the impetus for patient and family-focused healthcare design, an area where Bishop continues to provide leadership and advocacy on both a national and project level.

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