Peninsula Regional Medical Center President/CEO Peggy Naleppa, MS, MBA, Dr.M, FACHE, was today named among Maryland’s 26 Most Admired CEOs for 2016 by The Daily Record. Dr. Naleppa was also a recipient of this award in 2014 and 2012, and joins the elite Circle of Leadership as a three time honoree. She is one of just six Maryland CEOs honored in the category of “Non-profits with More than $10 Million in Annual Revenue.”
The Daily Record created the Most Admired CEOs awards program to recognize talented business CEOs and nonprofit executive directors throughout Maryland for their leadership and professionalism. The winners were selected based on their leadership and vision, competitiveness and innovation, community leadership and service, financial performance and growth, corporate leadership and board service and nonprofit involvement.
“Strong decision making, creativity, leadership and commitment to a better Maryland define this year’s Most Admired CEOs,” said Suzanne Fischer-Huettner, Publisher of The Daily Record. “They are leaders who have in-depth knowledge about running a company or organization, yet also inspire and motivate others to achieve their goals. The Daily Record is honored to recognize their outstanding leadership.”
Dr. Naleppa, who has served as PRMC’s President since 2008, and named its CEO in January of 2010, is responsible for the leadership of Maryland’s 9th largest hospital, by bed count, with 292 licensed acute care beds and nearly 1,000,000 square feet of space on the Salisbury campus. Its annual system budget is over $500 million. “Peggy is committed to assuring the preservation of the safest and highest quality healthcare services,” wrote Sheri Matter, RN, PhD, PRMC’s Vice President of Patient Care Services/CNO, in her nomination letter. “Thanks to her leadership, chasing zero defects and preventing harm from reaching any patient is more than just a phrase; it is where decisions are grounded. It comes from leadership and transparency within the working operations of the organization.”
Dr. Naleppa began her healthcare career, now spanning four decades, as Director of Neurosurgical Services at George Washington University Medical Center in Washington, DC. She has served as a clinical leader or as a senior executive at several hospitals in Maryland including: Anne Arundel Medical Center, Calvert Memorial Hospital and St. Mary’s Hospital. She has served as President of the Maryland Chapter of the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) and has held several leadership positions with the Maryland Hospital Association (MHA), where she currently chairs the MHA’s Council on Financial Policy. She is also a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.
Dr. Naleppa, who is a registered nurse, holds a BS in Healthcare Administration from St. Joseph’s College; a Master of Administration degree with a concentration in Finance from the University of Maryland University College; an MBA, with a concentration in medical services from the Johns Hopkins University Carey School of Business and a Doctorate in Management with a concentration in organizational process management from the University of Maryland University College.
Dr. Naleppa and her husband Dan live in Salisbury and are the parents of two daughters, Adrienne and Renee and the very proud grandparents of two granddaughters, Addison and Delilah Perdue.
Dr. Naleppa and the 2016 Most Admired CEOs will be honored September 22 at the BWI Hilton.