Roger A. Oxendale, MBA, currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Nemours Children’s Hospital, the integrated pediatric health campus at Lake Nona Medical City located in Orlando, FL. Joining the organization in April 2010, he also functions as a Senior Vice President for Nemours, one of the nation’s leading pediatric health systems dedicated to achieving higher standards in children’s health by offering a spectrum of clinical treatment, research, advocacy, and educational health and prevention services extending to all families in the communities it serves.
Mr. Oxendale is a nationally recognized health care executive with an impressive list of accomplishments. Prior to joining Nemours, he served as CEO of Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC and as president of the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation. Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC was recently ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the 10 best children’s hospitals in the country.
Mr. Oxendale, who received an MBA from Clarion University, joined Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC in 1995 as chief financial officer. Appointed chief operating officer in 2000, he helped found Children’s Community Pediatrics, the largest pediatric and adolescent primary care network in western Pennsylvania. The hospital’s board of trustees named Mr. Oxendale president and CEO in 2005 and in 2008, he was appointed Foundation president to more effectively align the hospital’s funding needs with Foundation initiatives. He served in both capacities through 2009.
During his tenure at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, Mr. Oxendale guided the construction of a new and technologically advanced pediatric hospital campus on 10 acres in Pittsburgh’s Lawrenceville neighborhood. The new Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC opened in May 2009. His leadership ensured the environmental sustainability of the new hospital, which is expecting to receive Leadership in Energy and Design (LEED) certification. Mr. Oxendale also guided implementation of the Computerized Physician Order Entry System (CPOE), a paperless system designed
to help improve care and reduce medical errors. Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC was named the top digital children’s hospital in the nation by KLAS, an independent organization that monitors healthcare technology and performance. He also holds a seat on the board of NACHRI (National Association of Children’s Hospitals and Related Institutions).
Mr. Oxendale has international health care experience as well. As part of his involvement with UPMC’s international and commercial services, he supported projects in Qatar, Dubai, Ireland, Ukraine, and China.
Previously, Mr. Oxendale was a senior financial executive with Allegheny Health, Education and Research Foundation, and was a senior audit manager with Coopers
Beyond his dedication to pediatric health care, Mr. Oxendale has a history of supporting the communities in which he lives. He has served on the boards of a number of nonprofit organizations dedicated to youth including The Pittsburgh Project and the Greater Pittsburgh Council of the Boy Scouts of America. He has also been recognized by Clarion University as a distinguished alumnus.
Mr. Oxendale and his wife, Diane, reside in Belle Isle. They have three grown daughters.