As managing director of hospital operations, Paul Seale oversees day-to-day hospital operations, including more than two dozen clinical and support services departments. Working with Penn State Hershey’s Center for Enterprise Innovation, he has responsibility for overseeing and implementing strategies to achieve $125 million in revenue and cost improvements over the next three years and will work closely with the leadership team to enhance overall customer service and patient satisfaction.
Seale previously served as chief operating officer for Upstate Medical University’s University Hospital in Syracuse, New York, a 715-bed public academic medical center with 5,300 employees operating on two campuses. Since 2006, Seale was responsible for the daily operations of all ancillary professional and support services for the hospital, which serves as a regional resource, Level I Trauma Center and Burn Center for 17 counties across central New York.
His administrative responsibility also included oversight of construction programs. In the past five years, Upstate has added over $250 million of new facilities, expanding the hospital by 300,000 square feet and creating 209 adult and pediatric private rooms. The construction of the Golisano Children’s Hospital was completed in 2009. The recent addition of the 100,000-square-foot Upstate Cancer Center was completed in the fall of 2014.
Seale’s prior experience includes serving as president and CEO of New Island Hospital, a 150-bed community hospital in Bethpage, New York, from 1999 to 2005. He was also the chief operating officer for Stony Brook University Medical Center from 1995 to 1999. Before becoming COO, he held several administrative roles at Stony Brook.
Seale is a graduate of Gettysburg College and holds a master’s in health care administration from Long Island University. He is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.