Jim Benedict

President, Allegheny Health Network at Allegheny General Hospital

Jim Benedict, JD, CPA, MAFIS, FACHE, serves as President of Allegheny Health Network. As AHN's president, he leads the planning, direction, and coordination of the network's day-to-day operations and long-range clinical strategy, across AHN's entire Western Pennsylvania service footprint.

Previously, he served as AHN's Chief Operating Officer, responsible for the strategic and operational management of all of AHN’s hospitals, as well as its acute-care and ambulatory-care facilities. In that role, Mr. Benedict was one of the chief architects of the network’s successful operational turnaround and its nearly $2 billion capital investment and market expansion strategy. He also was a key leader of the organization’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Over his more than 30 years in health care, Mr. Benedict has extensive experience in physician practice management, ambulatory operations, and hospital operations, serving in executive leadership roles in the nonprofit, public, academic, and international medical settings.

Mr. Benedict came to AHN in 2016 from TeamHealth, where he served as the Executive Vice President of Anesthesia for U.S. operations. From 2020 to 2022, he served as Highmark Health's executive vice president, Living Health Partnerships and Operations. He returned to his AHN COO role in 2022, and was named AHN president in 2023.

He received his undergraduate degree from Baldwin Wallace University in Berea, Ohio, a Master’s in Accountancy from Cleveland State University, and his law degree from The Cleveland Marshall College of Law.

He is also a non-practicing certified public accountant in Ohio, is admitted to the Ohio Bar and is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives.


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