KidsPeace has named Tamara Wasilick executive director of KidsPeace Children’s Hospital.
Wasilick is a licensed social worker who has been part of the KidsPeace organization for nearly 25 years. For the last seven years she served as director of hospital operations at the acute inpatient facility located on KidsPeace’s Orchard Hills Campus in Orefield.
“Tamara brings a strong clinical perspective to compliment her exceptional work ethic and wealth of Hospital management experience, along with a deep understanding of, and dedication to, the mission of KidsPeace,” said KidsPeace Vice President of Pennsylvania Inpatient and Residential Services Robert Scheffler.
Wasilick said she was excited at the new opportunity and looks forward to serving the organization in her new role.
“My immediate focus will be on improving the quality of services offered here at the hospital – including advancements in our programming, staff training and support, and promoting new safety initiatives. My personal goal is to build a solid foundation of teamwork across the entire Hospital, so that all associates feel appreciated and valued, and they recognize the importance of their contributions to our success in treating the kids in our care,” she said.
Opened in 1993, KidsPeace Children’s Hospital is one of the largest free-standing children’s psychiatric hospitals in the U.S. In 2021 it provided care for more than 1,000 children.