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Temple University Health System Taps Michael Young as New CEO

Analysis  |  By Jack O'Brien  
   February 06, 2020

Young will succeed Stuart "Stu" McLean, who had served as acting CEO of TUHS.

Temple University Health System (TUHS) announced the appointment of Michael A. Young, MHA, FACHE, as its chief executive officer (CEO) Thursday morning, according to a press release.

Young had served as CEO of Temple University Hospital (TUH) since 2019, a position he will maintain in addition to leading the overall system, according to Temple University President Dr. Richard M. Englert.

TUHS has been involved in an ongoing restructuring plan in recent years, which Young will continue to oversee in his capacity as CEO. 

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"Michael Young is a highly skilled and experienced administrator who has done an outstanding job at Temple Hospital and deserves the opportunity to lead the entire Health System," Englert said in a statement. "The restructuring has brought financial stability and the opportunity for TUHS to make additional capital investments to improve our facilities and the outcomes for our patients."

Young joined TUHS in 2018 as TUH's chief operating officer, following leadership stints at Pinnacle Health System, Grady Memorial Hospital, and Erie County Medical Center, among others.

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Young will succeed Stuart "Stu" McLean, who had served as acting CEO of TUHS and will return to his role as the organization's chief restructuring officer (CRO). 

"I also want to publicly thank Stu McLean for the outstanding work that he has done in leading the restructuring effort, and I am pleased that the University and the Health System will continue to have the benefit of his leadership as CRO," Englert said in a statement.

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Jack O'Brien is the Content Team Lead and Finance Editor at HealthLeaders, an HCPro brand.

Photo credit: Philadelphia, USA - May 4, 2015: Temple University building in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. / Editorial credit: Roman Babakin /

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