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Roxborough Memorial Hospital Welcomes New Chief Nursing Officer, Beth Leahey, MSN, RN


Philadelphia, PA (March 23, 2024) —Roxborough Memorial Hospital recently announced the appointment of an experienced healthcare administrator as its new chief nursing officer.

Beth has more than two decades of experience in the medical field, which includes emergency medical services, emergency nursing, clinical education, nursing management, and executive leadership. Most recently, she served as Chief Nursing Officer and Vice President of Professional Services at Saint Francis Hospital in Wilmington, DE, where she held executive, financial, and operational leadership over numerous departments including nursing (inpatient and outpatient), surgical services, cardiac catheterization lab, interventional radiology, diagnostic radiology, pharmacy, respiratory, laboratory, clinical education and orientation, wound care, therapies (PT/OT/Speech), communications, incident command, and emergency medical services. She was also acting director of clinical education.

“We are thrilled to have Beth join Roxborough Memorial Hospital’s team, where we prioritize compassion and dedication to human care,” said Darshan Shawn Parekh, PharmD, MHA, FACHE, Chief Executive Officer of Roxborough Memorial Hospital. “As a seasoned nurse and healthcare executive with an impressive track record of achievements in leadership roles, Beth brings unparalleled expertise that will undoubtedly enhance our organization.”

Prior to that role, Beth was the Nursing Director and Clinical Educator for the Emergency Department, Intensive Care Unit, and Medical/Surgical Units, also at St. Francis Hospital. Earlier in her career, Beth served as an emergency nurse and was an adjunct professor at several colleges.

Beth earned both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in nursing from Drexel University. She is a member of the American Nurses Association.



About Roxborough Memorial Hospital: Roxborough Memorial Hospital is a 131-bed community hospital. The hospital has been serving the medical and health care needs of the Roxborough, Manayunk, East Falls and northwest section of Philadelphia communities for more than a century, having first opened its doors in 1890. Roxborough Memorial Hospitals School of Nursing has been educating nurses since 1898. The hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, the nation’s oldest and largest hospital accreditation agency. As part of Prime Healthcare Services, headquartered in Ontario, California, Roxborough Memorial Hospital is focused on becoming one of the leaders in technology.


About Prime Healthcare and Prime Healthcare Foundation: Prime Healthcare is an award-winning health system operating 44 hospitals and more than 300 outpatient locations in 14 states, providing over 2.6 million patient visits annually. It is one of the nation’s leading health systems with nearly 50,000 employees and physicians dedicated to providing the highest quality healthcare. Fourteen of the Prime Healthcare hospitals are members of the Prime Healthcare Foundation, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit public charity. Based in Ontario, California, Prime Healthcare is nationally recognized for award-winning quality care and has been named a Top 10 and Top 15 Health System by IBM Watson Health. Its hospitals have been named among the nation’s “100 Top Hospitals” 58 times and have received more Patient Safety Excellence Awards from Healthgrades than any other health system in the past six years. To learn more, please visit