Kim Schneider to lead women’s health services at Penn Medicine

Schneider has been with the School of Medicine and the UNC Health Care System for more than 30 years.

Kim Schneider, MPH, CMPE, Vice Chair for Administration in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Director of Strategic Alignment for Women's Services at UNC Hospitals, has been named Chief Administrative Officer for the Women's Health Service Line at the University of Pennsylvania Health System.

Her last day at UNC will be September 13, 2018.

In her new role she will be responsible for the successful development, implementation and alignment of operational, strategic and programmatic aspects of the women's health service line at Penn Medicine. A graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill's schools of business and public health, Schneider has been with the Department of OB-GYN for more than 20 years, where she began her career as medical education coordinator and subsequently served in clinic management and quality improvement roles in the health system before returning to the department as Vice Chair for Administration in 1998. She has twice served as the president of the national Association of Managers of Gynecology and Obstetrics and has been with the UNC School of Medicine and Health Care System for more than 30 years.

"This department as we know it would not be as robust and successful without Kim's talents and tenacity," said Dr. Daniel Clarke-Pearson, Robert A. Ross Professor and Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology. "Her pragmatic business sense and open-hearted leadership style leave a legacy on all that she has touched. Her support, guidance and confidence in our department are things for which I am so personally grateful."

"It has been an honor and privilege to serve UNC and the citizens of North Carolina through my administrative roles over the past thirty years. I have enjoyed many opportunities for growth and have learned so much from my colleagues here. I will most definitely be carrying UNC with me as I take on my new role at Penn."

The department is conducting a search, and has named Jeff Arscott, MHA, as interim Associate Chair for Administration.

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