Marion A. McGowan, BSN, MPM, PhD, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Baystate Health, and
President and CEO, Health New England
Marion A. McGowan, PhD, is a senior executive with more than 25 years in clinical leadership, specializing in overseeing strategy development, operations, service models, value-based payments and population health.
Marion was named President and CEO of Health New England in July 2019, and assumed the role of Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Baystate Health in July 2020.
Prior to joining Baystate Health, Marion served as Chief Clinical Administrative Officer and Senior Vice President of Population Health at UPMC Health Plan in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Previously, she served for 10 years as EVP and COO of Lancaster General Health in Pennsylvania, overseeing their hospitals, physician practices, post-acute services, and information technology services. In subsequent roles both in Lancaster and Pittsburgh, she advanced a vision for population health management through smart technology platforms and novel care management services.
Marion began her career as a staff nurse at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, rising in the ranks over the years to Director of Nursing. After 10 years, she joined the leadership team at Lancaster General Hospital where she furthered her leadership career from 1991 to 2015. During her tenure at Lancaster, she established the Mid-Atlantic Heart Institute and Heart Care Network by partnering with five other community hospitals. She also successfully consolidated two home health agencies and developed a freestanding Women and Babies Hospital.
Marion holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Carlow University in Pittsburgh, later earning a Master’s Degree in Public Management and Healthcare Administration from Carnegie Mellon University. Additionally, she holds a Doctoral Degree of Philosophy from Alvernia University in Leadership and Education.
Marion is married to Michael McGowan and resides in Suffield, Connecticut.