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Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC Names New Executive Director for the Region’s Largest Pediatric/Adolescent Primary Care Network

Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC announced today that Kathy Guatteri, RN, BSN, MBA has been named Executive Director of Children’s Community Pediatrics, the region’s largest pediatric and adolescent primary care medical group.

Guatteri will oversee all aspects of Children’s Community Pediatrics (CCP), which includes 103 physicians and 28 office locations, and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Children’s Hospital.

In her new role, Guatteri will be responsible for the administration and daily operations of the medical group. Among her many areas of focus will be planning and program development, physician recruitment and new practice integration.

Guatteri comes to CCP from Riverside Medical Inc., a Steubenville, Ohio-based medical group company with 30 physicians and more than 200 staff members. She has 20 years of experience in physician practice management and hospital operations.

For the past eight years, she held leadership positions with Riverside Medical Inc., including Administrator of its executive management, Endoscopy Center and its real estate development.

“Throughout her career, Kathy has been highly effective in partnering with physicians to produce outstanding results in clinical service and business affairs.  CCP will greatly benefit from her leadership ability and depth of experience,” said Christopher A. Gessner, president of Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.

Guatteri earned a bachelor’s degree in Nursing from West Liberty State College in West Virginia, and her master’s degree from Franciscan University in Ohio. Prior to her working for Riverside Medical Inc., Guatteri served as Vice President at Weirton Medical Center, a 265-bed community hospital.

Guatteri has severed on several boards including the Sunhealth Capital Acquisition Committee, the American College of Healthcare Executives, Medical Group Management Association (MGMA), and also has an active nursing license in West Virginia. She also was the speaker at the 2007 MGMA National Convention in Philadelphia.

For more information on Children’s Community Pediatrics, please visit


Marc Lukasiak, 412-692-7919 or 412-692-5016,
Melanie Finnigan, 412-692-5502 or 412-692-5016,

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September 15, 2008
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September 15, 2008