St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children Appoints Regional Director, Operating Finance

Philadelphia, PA, July 30, 2015 –(– St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children is pleased to welcome Nicholas Stamatiades as Regional Director, Operations Finance, Tenet Physician Resources. In this role, he will be working collaboratively with Laura Irwin, St. Christopher’s Senior Regional Director, Practice Plan Operations, in leading the operational financial performance and strategic growth objectives for the Philadelphia Market Practices at both St. Christopher’s and Hahnemann Hospitals.

“Nicholas is a wonderful addition to St. Christopher’s and Hahnemann, with nearly 20 years of healthcare experience,” says Irwin. “We are excited to have him join our team and I am confident that his experience, insight and leadership skills will be an asset as we continue to grow and expand.”

Stamatiades comes to St. Christopher’s and Hahnemann from Cooper University Health Care in Camden, NJ, where he spent 18 years. He has extensive experience in healthcare financial management and operations, most of which was has been focused on physician practice finances, practice operations, and physician compensation.

During his time at Cooper, Stamatiades served in leadership roles within the department of medicine, Cooper University Physicians, physician compensation plan, and most recently held the position of senior director of finance and operations for the MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper. Stamatiades had many accomplishments while at Cooper, one his most notable being the development and administration of the first Variable Physician Compensation Plan.

Stamatiades earned his Bachelor of Science in Accounting and received a Master of Business Administration, with a specialization in finance from Rutgers University in New Jersey. He also completed an intensive one-year certification program in leadership through The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Stamatiades attended Villanova University for training in Lean Six Sigma and is a Certified LSS Green Belt and Certified Change Agent.

About St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children
Since 1875, St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children has been providing exceptional patient care and advancing new pediatric treatments through research and innovation. Through affiliations with Drexel University College of Medicine, Temple University School of Medicine, and Albert Einstein Medical Center, St. Christopher’s is a teaching hospital helping to train the next generation of professionals in pediatric medicine. For more than 60 years, the hospital has been dedicated to not only the education and training of physicians; but, that of nurses and other allied health professionals.

St. Christopher’s is a 189-bed hospital that is committed to delivering high quality patient-centered care to children throughout the greater Delaware Valley. It has a full range of pediatric subspecialists to support the care of its patients and the families it serves. Its highly acclaimed programs include the highest level of pediatric trauma care and neonatal care, a Heart Center, Oncology unit and the only dedicated pediatric burn center in the region. St. Christopher’s also has one of the busiest emergency departments for children in the country, with over 70,000 annual visits.

St. Christopher’s once again achieved Magnet status in 2014 and numerous awards to St. Christopher’s physicians, who are frequently recognized in regional and national publications as “Top Docs” in their fields of expertise. In 2014, St. Christopher’s was the only pediatric hospital in the state and one of only nine nationally to be listed as a Top Children’s Hospital by The Leapfrog Group. The Leapfrog Top Children’s Hospital award is given to hospitals that demonstrate excellence in hospital safety and quality and is given to less than seven percent of eligible hospitals.

St. Christopher’s recently opened the Center for the Urban Child, which provides children with comprehensive services to help break the cycles of food insecurity, violence and childhood illness. Construction is currently underway for another facility, the Critical Care Tower, opening in 2016. The Critical Care Tower will feature advanced technology while incorporating families’ needs and will house 50 critical care and 60 NICU beds.

To learn more about St. Christopher’s, visit or call 215-427-5000 or 1-888-CHRISKIDS (247-4754). Find us on social media at,,,, and on instagram at @stchrismarketing and twitter at @stchrishospital.
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