Betsy Kuzas Named Chief Operating Officer at Phoenix Children’s Hospital
Betsy Kuzas has been named Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Phoenix Children’s Hospital. Kuzas joined Phoenix Children’s in 2006 as Vice President of Ambulatory and Support Operations. In her new role she is responsible for the Hospital's master facility plan and oversees Support Services including Food, Environmental and Facility Services.
Kuzas led the hospital’s $538 million campus expansion, developing an in-house Planning, Design and Construction model to support implementation of the Thomas Campus Master Plan, culminating in the opening of the hospital’s 11-story tower this summer. She also led implementation of the Hospital’s satellite strategy, placing Phoenix Children’s centers in high growth areas of the Valley.
“We are very fortunate to have Betsy serve as COO as she plays a critical role in creating a well rounded experience for our patients and families,” said Robert L. Meyer, President and CEO at Phoenix Children’s.
Kuzas has more than 20 years of industry experience with a concentration in consulting. She was a Senior Manager with Capgemini (formerly Ernst & Young) in health care management consulting and was the Project Director for the Capgemini transition team at Phoenix Children's. Kuzas earned an MBA at Baldwin Wallace College, MT (ASCP) – University Hospital Heath System of Cleveland, and a BA from Miami University of Ohio.
Additional Executive Leadership promotions at Phoenix Children’s Hospital include:
- Dennis Lund, MD, Executive Vice President, Phoenix Children’s Medical Group and Surgeon-in-Chief
- Pam Carlson, Senior Vice President, Patient Care Services and
Chief Nursing Officer
- Kyle Green, Senior Vice President, Strategic Planning & Business Development and Chief Strategy Officer
- David Higginson, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer
- Tom Diederich, Senior Vice President, Human Resources
- Carmen Neuberger, Senior Vice President, Legal Affairs and
About Phoenix Children’s Hospital
Phoenix Children’s Hospital, ranked in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Children’s Hospitals, is Arizona’s only licensed children’s hospital, providing world-class care in more than 40 pediatric specialties to children from throughout the state and region. Phoenix Children’s is in the midst of a major expansion to meet the needs of the Southwest’s rapid population growth. The signature element of the expansion is a new 11-story, 750,000-square-foot tower which will enable the hospital to grow from 426 licensed beds today to a total of 626 licensed beds once the project is complete. The hospital’s expansion also includes an aggressive physician recruitment effort and new satellite centers in high growth areas of the Valley. For more information, visit the hospital’s web site at www.phoenixchildrens.com.