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UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital Hires New Director of Surgical and Anesthesia Services

September 20, 2018


UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital Hires New Director of Surgical and Anesthesia Services

Whitman Partners placed Jessica Johnson as Director of Surgical and Anesthesia Services at UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital. The position will be based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Ms. Johnson was previously the Director of Perioperative Services at Methodist Texsan Hospital in San Antonio, Texas. In that position, she brought the overall physician satisfaction for surgical services from the 4th to the 75 percentile over two years. Additionally, she reduced the RN turnover from 40% to 0% in one year.

Ms. Johnson also has a proud military background as a captain in the US Air Force. She has strong educational qualifications as well, having several degrees. Most recently, she earned her Executive Master of Health Care Administration from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

Brian Ulasewicz, Client Partner at Whitman Partners, conducted the search. Brian shares military experience as well; he was a captain in the US Army. He has been an integral part of Whitman Partners since 2013.

About UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital

UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital is a 278-bed facility that has been serving the women of the Pittsburgh area since 1911. Although they serve all genders, they were one of the first hospitals in the nation to be designated as a National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health. Each year, nearly 11,000 babies are born here – 45% of the births in Allegheny County – and they also treat more than 1,500 critical neonatal cases annually in their NICU, which is the largest in the state.

About Whitman Partners

Whitman Partners has been recognized as a top placement resource for hospitals and surgery centers of all sizes throughout the United States. At any given time, Whitman Partners is actively working on 450+ directorship vacancies in surgical services and has over 8000 director candidates organized by experience, education, and career plans. The firm can be reached at 503-445-1044 or on the web at