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St. Joseph Medical Center names Wolf vice president of medical affairs

Dr. Kimberly Wolf has accepted the permanent role of vice president of medical affairs for Penn State Health St. Joseph Medical Center after serving in the interim role since February. Previously, she had served as senior medical director of quality.

Wolf works with Dr. Joel Baker, president of the medical staff, and other medical staff leaders as liaison to the employed and independent members of the medical staff, hospital and health system administration and Penn State Health Medical Group operational leadership.

“Dr. Wolf’s key focus is the ongoing coordination of clinical activities and resources to ensure the efficient delivery of health services aimed at achieving high-quality patient outcomes,” said Joseph Frank, East Region hospital president for Penn State Health. “This will be accomplished through continuous assessment and development of clinical competencies that are the staple of St. Joseph’s culture of patient safety.

“Her efforts will include working with nursing leadership and other clinical departments to develop clinical policies and processes that support our quality and safety goals, as well as requirements related to patient experience and engagement.”

Wolf will continue to provide direction to the medical staff office. She will assist organizational leadership and medical staff leadership and members in the application of the hospital and medical staff bylaws and oversight of Joint Commission and Department of Health regulations and policies.

Before earning her medical degree at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Wolf and completed a bachelor’s degree in biology at Ursinus College, Collegeville, Pa.

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