Vice President of Operations, Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
As vice president of operations for Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Maher Hanna is responsible for the operations of the Department of Family and Community Medicine, Penn State Heart and Vascular Institute, Organ Transplantation, the Clinical Simulation Center and the Department of Pathology. In addition to serving as administrative and business officer to a core group of clinical departments, he strategically partners with nursing leadership and other stakeholders to enhance and support existing clinical programming.
Prior to joining the health system, Hanna served as regional vice president of professional services at the University of Vermont Health Network – Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital, Plattsburgh, N.Y., and the Alice Hyde Medical Center, Malone, N.Y. In this role, he provided leadership for the cardiovascular and oncology service lines, diagnostic imaging services, vascular interventional radiology services, wound management and hyperbaric oxygen services, pharmacy services, clinical and anatomic pathology laboratories and the Adirondack Regional Blood Center.
Earlier in his career, Hanna held multiple leadership positions with Hamad Medical Corporation in Doha, Qatar, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, and Spartanburg Medical Center, Spartanburg, South Carolina.
Hanna earned an MBA from Clemson University, Clemson, S.C., a bachelor’s degree in cytotechnology from the Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, S.C., and a bachelor’s degree in pre-medicine from Bob Jones University, Greenville, S.C.
Hanna is a fellow with the American College of Healthcare Executives.