Madeline Bell has been named CEO of Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, effective July 1. She'll succeed Dr. Steven Altschuler, who is retiring after 15 years.
Bell, 54, currently serves as president and COO of the hospital, roles she's held since 2010. She began her career as a pediatric nurse at CHOP in 1983, but left the hospital to pursue a career in administration. She returned in 1995 to head the hospital's home-care and case-management division and served in several positions before becoming executive VP and COO in 2007 and president and COO three years later.
She will be the hospital's first female chief executive.