Aria Health, the three-campus health system in Philadelphia and Bucks County, has named Kathleen Kinslow, a long time hospital administrator to succeed Roy Powell as its president and CEO.
In February, Powell announced he would retire after leading the network formerly known as the Frankford Health System since 1996. Powell’s retirement came after musician and community activist Joaquin Rivera, 63, died waiting for treatment in the ER at the Frankford campus in Northeast Philadelphia in November 2009.
Kinslow, a Philadelphia native, will take the helm of Aria in November. She is currently the chief executive for Pennsylvania Hospital in the University of Pennsylvania Health System. She is a certified registered nurse anesthetist with master’s degrees in education, nursing and business administration as well as a PhD in education.
“Aria is grateful for Roy’s leadership and vision, which have enabled us to become a regional, leading health care provider in Northeast Philadelphia and Lower Bucks County that is well positioned for the future,” said George A. Voegele, chairman of Aria’s board of directors. “We are also very pleased to welcome Kathleen, who we are confident will bring dynamic energy as well as a strong mix of clinical and health care leadership experience to Aria.”