Joseph Chip Marshall III, one of the founding officers at Temple University Health System, is leaving his role as president and chief executive officer of the 13-year-old system.
Marshalls resignation is effective Dec. 15. In a letter to colleagues Thursday, Marshall said he has been approached about employment opportunities by other unnamed organizations but has not decided on his next move. I am looking forward to taking some time to consider these new career opportunities, according to the letter.
A news release from Temple praised Marshalls leadership at the Philadelphia system, which has faced difficult times as an urban hospital system that posts more than $1 billion a year in annual revenue despite skyrocketing costs and diminishing healthcare reimbursement options, the release said.
Marshall, 55, was a founding board director of the four-hospital system in 1995, and was named chairman in 2000. The following year he became CEO. Prior to that, he was a founding partner at healthcare law firm Goldman & Marshall. -- by Joe Carlson