The University of Arizona Health Network and the University of Arizona Department of Pediatrics welcome Heather P. Hartling, MS, as senior department administrator.
Hartling will promote a seamless integration among clinical care, research and teaching activities for all pediatric services at the University of Arizona College of Medicine -- Tucson and The University of Arizona Health Network. She will work in all business aspects of the academic mission and administratively oversee the Department of Pediatrics, the Steele Children’s Research Center and The University of Arizona Medical Center - Diamond Children’s.
She is responsible for the management and implementation of pediatric “service line” business plans, driving profitable service line growth and improving operational quality and processes in all three missions. Hartling will work with the leadership team to strategically position Diamond Children’s as a regional leader in academic medicine for children.
“We are delighted that Heather has joined UAHN and the Department of Pediatrics,” said Fayez K. Ghishan, MD, department head, director the UA Steele Center and physician-in-chief of Diamond Children’s. “Heather was clearly the superior candidate, resulting from a comprehensive national search,” he continued. ”On behalf of our faculty and staff, we are looking forward to working with Heather as we pursue our mission of teaching the future generation of pediatricians, taking care of sick children and conducting life-saving research.”
Previously, Hartling was the department administrator for the Department of Pediatrics at the University of South Florida.
Hartling earned a master’s degree in organizational leadership and behavior from the University of South Florida.
“Throughout the interview process, I was consistently inspired by the people I met,” said Hartling. “Their dedication to the missions of UAHN and the UA, their enthusiasm for the future and sincere support of each other solidified my desire to become part of this wfamily. I hope my skills, experience and actions enhance the current environment, while helping navigate through some exciting changes.”