News Release

Date: November 19, 2009 

New CEO Named at UC San Diego Medical Center 

 

UC San Diego School of Medicine today announced the appointment of Thomas E. Jackiewicz as new CEO of the UC San Diego Medical Center, effective November 23.  Jackiewicz will be responsible for the management of the Medical Center, which comprises UC San Diego Medical Center- Hillcrest, Thornton Hospital, Moores UCSD Cancer Center, Shiley Eye Center and the Sulpizio Family Cardiovascular Center, scheduled for completion in 2011. 

Tom Jackiewicz

Jackiewicz, 51, joined UC San Diego Health Sciences in 2001, most recently serving as associate vice chancellor and chief financial officer.

“My goal with this appointment is to maintain the strong momentum and growth we have within the Medical Center and I know that Tom possesses the leadership abilities to build upon our track record of success.” said David Brenner, MD, vice chancellor of Health Sciences and dean of the School of Medicine. 

“I have been with UC San Diego Health Sciences for nearly a decade, and I am honored to be part of this outstanding health care team,” said Jackiewicz.  “We are the only academic medical center in the region, offering a level of expertise that only we can provide.  As CEO of UC San Diego Medical Center, I look forward to fostering our established relationships and forging new partnerships with the local, national and global communities we serve.”

During his career, Jackiewicz served as associate vice chancellor and chief financial officer for Health Sciences at UC San Diego, chief operating officer of Columbia University Medical Center, senior associate chair for finance and administration at the Stanford University School of Medicine, director of finance and administration for Oregon Health Sciences University and director of business and financial operations at the University of Pennsylvania Health System.

Jackiewicz is also a member of the UC San Diego Foundation Board. He has served as the National Chair of the American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC) Group on Business Affairs and is a member of the Healthcare Financial Management Association and the University Health System Consortium.

Jackiewicz earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Georgia and his Master of Public Health degree in Health Policy and Management from Columbia University. He has extensive administrative and financial management experience in Health Sciences administration and physician practice operations.

UC San Diego Medical Center

The UC San Diego Medical Center has been in operation since 1966 and comprises the system of patient services provided at the UC San Diego Medical Center, Hillcrest; UC San Diego Thornton Hospital, La Jolla; the Moores UCSD Cancer Center; the UCSD Shiley Eye Center and other primary and specialty practices of the UC San Diego Medical Group located throughout San Diego County. The two hospitals, UC San Diego Medical Center and Thornton Hospital, operate under one license, with a combined licensed capacity of 548 beds. As the only university health system in San Diego County and the region’s only academic medical center, its role is to take exceptional care of people by providing excellent and compassionate patient care, advancing medical discoveries and educating the health care professionals of tomorrow.

UC San Diego Health Sciences

UC San Diego Health Sciences has a worldwide reputation for excellence and innovation and a proven track record in scientific breakthroughs. Health Sciences encompasses the School of Medicine, the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, the UC San Diego Medical Group and UC San Diego Medical Center. UCSD Health Sciences is known for the creation of world-renowned biomedical research programs and for physicians and scientists who work together, across disciplines, to provide leadership in improving health through research, education and patient care.

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Media Contact: Kim Edwards, 619-543-6163, kedwards@ucsd.edu