Chestnut Hill Hospital recently appointed Joseph W. “Chip” Marshall III, to its board of directors.

A prominent and highly regarded figure in the health care industry and the Greater Philadelphia marketplace, Marshall is the former Chairman and CEO of Temple University Health System, one of the largest health care organizations in Pennsylvania. Marshall is currently vice chairman of Stevens & Lee and serves as vice chairman of Griffin Holdings Group, LLC.

At Temple, Marshall was responsible for an integrated delivery system comprised of five acute-care hospitals, a 120-bed behavioral health center, a critical care ground transportation company and a physician management company.

During his tenure, all hospitals in the Temple health system received Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) scores of 95 or better, which placed it in the top tier of health systems in the country. Marshall also served as director of Health Partners, a provider-owned Medicaid/Medicare Health Maintenance Organization operating in Greater Philadelphia, which maintained Medicaid and Medicare enrollment of approximately 180,000 people.

In addition, Marshall has held several significant government-appointed positions, including serving on the Medicaid Commission created by Congress, where he advised officials on ways to modernize the Medicaid program to provide high-quality health care to its beneficiaries in a financially sustainable way. Marshall was one of the original appointees to the seven-member Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board, which has jurisdiction over all aspects of the authorization, implementation and operation of slot machines in the Commonwealth. During his tenure, the board established the agency of state government charged with regulating the newly created gaming industry in Pennsylvania.

As chair, he succeeds Gerald Katz.

“Jerry was a great leader,” Marshall said. “His wealth of knowledge regarding health care in our region reinforced the hospital’s advances to providing the best of center city academia health care, right here, in our community. Positive feedback from patients and physicians who practice here affirm his influence.”

Marshall is impressed by the hospital’s recent achievements and optimistic about its future as both a vibrant community hospital and a teaching hospital affiliated with three major academic medical centers. This summer, physician recruits to the hospital include Pennsylvania Vascular Associates Keith Calligaro, M.D., Matthew Dougherty, M.D., and Douglas Troutman, D.O., who are affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital and surgeons Amit Khanna, M.D., colorectal, and John Meilahn, M.D., bariatrics, who join the staff from Temple.

“Chestnut Hill continues to strengthen its position as a community-based Hospital by integrating Penn, Jefferson and Temple in its growth strategy,” Marshall said. “We’re going to bring the best of center city health care to Chestnut Hill where members of our community can have easier access to specialized services. They bring an extra layer of expertise to an already strong foundation of primary and specialty care.”