Ken joined Jefferson, as a result of the merger of Einstein Healthcare Network into Thomas Jefferson University/Jefferson Health, Ken was President & CEO of the Einstein Healthcare Network at the time of the merger, having served Einstein for more than 14 years in multiple roles. During his time as CEO, Einstein successfully completed its merger and integration into Thomas Jefferson University/Jefferson Health. Einstein joined Jefferson with improved quality scores and its highest surplus from operations in its more than 155-year history.
Prior to becoming CEO, Ken was Einstein’s Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer. In this role, he led the network’s Incident Command Center throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. He worked with senior leaders and the Board of Trustees to explore initiatives that help Einstein to continue its mission, by expanding its geographic reach, attracting more patients, improving the accessibility of care, and assessing opportunities for strategic partnerships and alliances. Ken also had oversight of several Einstein departments, including Human Resources, Information Services, Strategy & Planning, Enterprise Program Management, and Government/Community Relations.
Ken returned to Einstein from Ernst & Young where he was an Executive Director leading the Healthcare Provider Information Technology practice. At EY Ken led teams that helped healthcare clients across the country with a variety of projects such as EMR implementations, information systems strategic plans, IT department transformations, cyber security assessments, and analytics planning/implementation projects.
Prior to Ernst & Young, Ken was part of the leadership team at Einstein for 10 years as the Chief Information Officer. During his tenure as CIO, Einstein received the IT Innovator Award of Excellence from the Greater Philadelphia Alliance for Capital and Technologies, for its electronic medical records system. He oversaw the successful deployment of over $25 million dollars of IT equipment and software to support the opening of Einstein’s newest hospital, Einstein Medical Center Montgomery. Ken was also the inaugural Chair of the Victor L. and Joan M. Johnson Chair of Information Technology.