President and CEO
Robert X. Murphy Jr. is the president and CEO of Populytics, an advanced analytics firm specializing in population health management. He is also executive vice president and chief physician executive of Lehigh Valley Health Network. In this capacity, he has a wide scope of responsibilities. One is oversight of the Lehigh Valley Physician Group, which is the LVHN-employed physician group comprised of over 1,200 physicians and 800 advanced practice clinicians.
“2022 was a difficult year for health care in the United States, if not the worst in its history,” Murphy said. “… Our team faced the challenge of ensuring that we were recruiting sufficient providers and evolving our care delivery system in a manner that put patients at our center and allowed us to be more efficient and flexible, while providing the highest quality care to the members of our community. In cooperation with Michael Rossi, executive vice president and chief clinical officer, the provider enterprise was transformed from one based on the traditional model of over 60 Departments, Divisions and Sections, into one constructed of five Institutes (Heart and Vascular, Orthopedics, Oncology, Neurosciences and Surgical Excellence), five Service Lines (Acute Care, Primary Care, Medical Specialties, Women’s Health, and Behavioral and Community Health), a Children’s Hospital, and three residual Departments (Anesthesia, Pathology, Radiology).”