UPMC has announced the appointment of Michele Martz, CPA, FACHE, as the new, incoming president of UPMC Western Maryland effective Jan. 1, 2021. Martz succeeds Barry Ronan, FACHE, who will retire after serving as president and CEO of Western Maryland Health System and president of UPMC Western Maryland since 2000.
Martz currently serves as senior vice president and chief financial officer. During her tenure in this position and in her previous roles as vice president of both Physician Enterprise and Financial Services, she has been an integral part of the management team at UPMC Western Maryland and has proven herself to inspire and motivate her teams to achieve amazing results.
“Michele brings with her 18 years of executive experience at Western Maryland Health System and now UPMC Western Maryland with proven leadership results,” said Dave Martin, senior vice president, UPMC Health Services Division and market president, Central Region. “She is a tremendous leader with three decades of health care experience spanning financial and strategic planning, health information management and physician network development,” he added.
Martz is a lifelong resident of the area, a West Virginia University graduate, and gives her time in several volunteer leadership capacities throughout the region UPMC Western Maryland serves.
“People travel across the globe to receive UPMC’s world-class care, and this opportunity to lead UPMC Western Maryland in the community I call home is both a privilege and honor,” Martz said. “I look forward to supporting continued service development and access to UPMC’s breakthrough research and innovations—delivering even more world-class health care to our community.”