Maggie Thieman, M.D.

Dr. Maggie Thieman named WVU Health System vice president of post-acute services

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Maggie Thieman, M.D., has been named vice president of post-acute services, a newly-created WVU Health System role that includes oversight of Home HealthHospice, and Durable Medical Equipment (DME).

Dr. Thieman, who began her role June 3, joined WVU Medicine from Allegheny Health Network (AHN) in Pittsburgh, where she was most recently associate chief medical officer of clinical operations. She served as medical director of AHN’s “One Call” Transfer Center and Capacity Management Team and co-chaired the peer review committee at AGH. Earlier in her career, she spent several years as a physician advisor, working with insurance companies to advocate for physicians and their patients.  

“WVU Medicine currently provides Hospice, Home Health, and DME services to nearly 2,000 patients per day across three states. Our goal going forward as the post-acute service line is to be an integral part of the Health System’s care team, having a notable and positive impact on quality and value for our patients,” Carrie Willetts, executive vice president of Health System Integration and Business Development and president and CEO of WVU Medicine Uniontown Hospital, said. 

“Dr. Thieman’s collaborative approach and experience in creating processes in a complex environment is a great fit for this inaugural role. I am very excited to have her on the WVU Medicine team.”

Clinically, Thieman has been an academic hospitalist for the past 12 years and will continue to practice at WVU Medicine. She is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine. She has significant clinical experience in the movement of patients through the care continuum and has led initiatives around throughput and right care.  

Since her hire, Thieman has been busy building relationships with Population Health; Peak Health; and service line leaders at the WVU Heart and Vascular InstituteWVU Rockefeller Neuroscience InstituteWVU Cancer Institute, and the WVU Medicine Department of Orthopaedics, while also meeting with leaders at hospitals throughout the System and visiting WVU Medicine Home Care sites. 

Establishing a “consistent way of working across the System” is one of Thieman’s main goals. 

“We will be focusing on operational excellence and putting processes in place that are best practice,” she said. “The goal is to drive meaningful change that improves value to the customer and increases organizational performance.”

Thieman received her medical degree from Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University and completed her residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

For more information on WVU Medicine, visit WVUMedicine.org

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