Chief Clinical Officer
Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health
As Chief Clinical Officer, Ripchinski is responsible for quality, safety and informatics/analytics across all of Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health and its clinically integrated network. He also provides administrative leadership for the medical and dental Staff and collaborates with operational teams to advance the health and well-bring of the communities around Lancaster.
He has been in the chief clinical officer role since July 2018.
He is proud of Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health’s work at the Lancaster County Community Vaccination Center. At just over 100 days of operation, the team of 1,200 people administered over 238,000 COVID-19 vaccines. “I am incredibly grateful to our community and this public-private partnership for working to help end the COVID-19 pandemic,” he said.
The most important life lesson he’s learned: “As I have watched my children grow into their adolescent years and no matter how much I may be engaged in working for our patients, I’m reminded on how to continually balance all of my hats: husband, father, doctor, and clinical leader.” Ripchinski said.
He enjoys vacations with family and friends. “While they sometimes compare me to Clark Griswold, I love the anticipation of a trip and really appreciate ensuring that everyone has a good time. We need to get this pandemic behind us so I can plan the next one!” he said.