Grace, Empathy, & Integrity

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Grace, Empathy, & Integrity

Madeline Bell, President and CEO of the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), shares her career journey from a pediatric nurse to hospital administration with host Sandi Fenwick, Former CEO, Boston…
July 5, 2023

Grace, Empathy, & Integrity

Meet Our Guest: 

Madeline Bell is the President and CEO of Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), which is one of the top-ranked children’s hospitals in the United States and was ranked No. 1 on Forbes’ 2022 list of America’s Best Large Employers. Most recently, she was named one of Modern Healthcare’s “100 Most Influential People in Healthcare” and one of its “50 Most Influential Clinical Executives” and was included on Forbes’ “50 Over 50: Vision” list, Philadelphia Business Journal’s “Power 100 2022” list, and Philadelphia Magazine’s list of “The 100 Most Influential People in Philadelphia.” Ms. Bell is the host of Breaking Through with Madeline Bell, a podcast that features interviews with CHOP patients, doctors and scientists, as well as with philanthropists and innovators who support CHOP’s mission. She holds a bachelor of science in Nursing from Villanova University and a master of science in Organizational Dynamics from the University of Pennsylvania.


Key Insights: 

Madeline Bell, President and CEO of the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), shares her career journey from a pediatric nurse to hospital administration.

The Curiosity Trajectory. Madeline emphasizes the importance of curiosity and a desire for more decision-making power in her career trajectory.

Networking for Women. Networking has been a challenge for women, including Madeline, but she encourages women to be intentional and planful in developing their networks.

Follow the Leader. As a leader, Madeline believes in inspiring and uniting people around a common purpose, helping them understand their role and the bigger picture.


This episode is hosted by Sandi Fenwick, Former CEO, Boston Children’s Hospital. 

Relevant Links: 

Read more about Madeline

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

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