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ERIE, Pa., Feb. 6, 2017Lynn Rupp has been appointed vice president of operations of UPMC Hamot. Rupp also will continue to serve as president of Regional Health Services (RHS), a position she’s held since 2013.
“I have been privileged to work with Lynn for five years and have witnessed her inspiring and enduring commitment to providing quality health care by recruiting and managing world-class physicians,” said Gibbons who currently is the executive vice president and chief operating officer at UPMC Hamot. He will step into the president’s position on March 1, following Jim Fiorenzo’s recent announcement to retire as president. 
As vice president of operations, Rupp will oversee of the majority of Hamot’s clinical service lines. As president of RHS, she will continue to direct the physician network for the northern region of UPMC and work directly with the orthopaedic, trauma, radiology, and neuroscience service lines. She also serves on the board of directors for the UPMC Hamot Surgery Center.
She began her career at UPMC Hamot as a physical therapist in 1993 and quickly moved into administration, holding a number of different positions in the organization, including the director of Rehab Services, the director of orthopaedics, and the director of neuro/ortho sciences.  She was then appointed vice president of Strategic and Operational Performance, where she created a division focused on system-wide operational and financial improvement. 
During her tenure with UPMC Hamot, she is credited with the creation of numerous new initiatives including the nationally recognized Stroke Program, the Total Join Program, and the Wound Care Center, as well as the development of the RHS physician network from a local network to a regional one.
Rupp holds a bachelor's degree in biology.  She received her master's degree in physical therapy from the University of Pittsburgh and her master's degree in public administration from Gannon University.