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Madeline Bell, Board Member

Madeline Bell, a Class C director, is president and CEO of the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), one of the top-ranked children’s hospitals in the United States. In this role, she oversees 14,000 employees in the hospital’s $2.5-billion-a-year health system and research institute. Before her promotion to president and CEO in July 2015, Bell was CHOP’s COO for eight years.

Bell started as a nurse at CHOP and held a variety of nursing roles at other institutions before moving into hospital administration in 1995 when she returned to CHOP. Bell is recognized nationally for innovations in operations management, public policy, and consumer engagement.

Bell is chair of the Children’s Hospital Association. She is on the boards of Comcast NBCU and Solutions for Patient Safety and on the executive committee of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce. Bell was chair of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia’s Economic and Community Advisory Council and is the author of The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Bell has a master of science in organizational dynamics from the University of Pennsylvania and a bachelor of science in nursing from Villanova University.