UHS celebrated as one of 37 companies in Greater Philadelphia paving the way for gender equity
King of Prussia, PA (October 10, 2023) — Universal Health Services (NYSE: UHS) today announced its designation as a Champion of Board Diversity by The Forum of Executive Women, the Greater Philadelphia Region’s premier women’s organization. The Forum of Executive Women annually honors the top public companies in the Philadelphia region with 30% or more women on their respective boards. This is the first time that UHS has been recognized as a Champion of Board Diversity.
“The UHS Board of Directors is an esteemed and diverse group of executives who play a critical role in our success,” said Gerry Geckle, Senior Vice President, Human Resources and a long-time Member of The Forum of Executive Women. “As a company that has long had highly qualified women within our leadership ranks, we are committed to continuing to invest in our talent and leverage the hard work, dedication, energy and fresh perspectives contributed by all.”
The Forum of Executive Women's annual Women in Leadership Report, which was released in October and is a collaboration with PwC, provides an annual examination on diversity in the boardrooms and executive suites of the top 100 public companies in the Philadelphia region. This year, The Forum and PwC report a record number of Champions of Board Diversity -- with 37 companies receiving the designation, up from 35 organizations in the year prior. The Champions of Board Diversity were celebrated on Wednesday, October 4 at The Forum’s annual Leadership Breakfast at the Loews Hotel, featuring a keynote by Liz Tran, creator of Reset, an executive coaching company to CEOs and founders, and the podcast, Reset with Liz Tran.
About Universal Health Services
One of the nation’s largest and most respected providers of hospital and healthcare services, Universal Health Services, Inc. has built an impressive record of achievement and performance. Growing steadily since our inception into an esteemed Fortune 500 corporation, our annual revenues during 2022 were approximately $13.4 billion. In 2023, UHS was again recognized as one of the World’s Most Admired Companies by Fortune; ranked #331 on the Fortune 500; and ranked #434 among U.S. companies on Forbes Global 2000 World’s Largest Public Companies.
Our operating philosophy is as effective today as it was upon the Company’s founding in 1979, enabling us to provide compassionate care to our patients and their loved ones. Our strategy includes building or acquiring high quality hospitals in rapidly growing markets, investing in the people and equipment needed to allow each facility to thrive, and becoming the leading healthcare provider in each community we serve.
Headquartered in King of Prussia, PA, UHS has approximately 94,000 employees and through its subsidiaries operates 27 inpatient acute care hospitals, 331 inpatient behavioral health facilities, nearly 40 outpatient facilities and ambulatory care access points, an insurance offering, a physician network and various related services located in 39 U.S. states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the United Kingdom. It acts as the advisor to Universal Health Realty Income Trust, a real estate investment trust (NYSE:UHT).
About The Forum of Executive Women
Founded in 1977, The Forum of Executive Women is the Greater Philadelphia Region's premier women's organization, actively working to bring together, and leverage the influence of, professional women to expand the impact and power of women in the workplace and beyond. Forum membership has grown over four decades to comprise more than 600 of the most influential leaders throughout the region. Visit foew.com for more information.