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Philip Guarneschelli

Philip Guarneschelli

President

UPMC in Central PA

Over Guarneschelli’s years, he is proud to have been part of UPMC’s mission and achievements.

“It has allowed me to meet many people in our community and witness firsthand how compassion and skill changed people’s lives. I’m also incredibly honored that the UPMC Pinnacle Foundation created the Philip W. Guarneschelli Legacy Fund to support the employees of UPMC Central Pa., as well as area residents who need help paying for medical care and getting addiction recovery services,” he said.

UPMC’s team inspires Guarneschelli . ”Their passion, life-changing care, enthusiasm, and resilience create an energy that has motivated and inspired me these many years. I’m in awe when I watch them work—their focus, dedication and care for our community are truly special. I’ve been so delighted to get to know so many of our team members and spend time with them. We’ve had a special camaraderie. It’s been a delight to be their leader, and I’m so grateful for all they did to motivate and support me over my career,” he said.

Guarneschelli  said UPMC is seeing many patients through online visits, and the system’s Telestroke Network gives stroke patients at community hospitals access to the guidance of our acute stroke experts. The system’s providers can also consult with UPMC experts throughout our system using telemedicine.

He started his career using desk phones, voicemail and fax machines and progressed to technology that keeps you tapped into work 24/7. He said he’s felt that same work-life struggle that most people have, including UPMC’s associates.

“However, from the viewpoint of increased access to care and medical expertise, that 24/7 access has been an incredible leap and benefit to patients and health care providers. But the most rewarding part was always the teamwork, of knowing we would get through it by working together,” Guarneschelli said.

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This profile is part of CPBJ's Healthcare Power 30 list for 2021. Information used in this profile was sourced from the honoree. See the full list at cpbj.com or in our digital edition.

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