Matthew A. White, a litigator at Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll, LLP, was selected to serve on the Board of Managers at Pennsylvania Hospital. His appointment is effective immediately.

Mr. White, whose practice is focused on commercial litigation such as federal securities claims and class action defense, has been on the hospital’s advisory board for several years. The 14-member board meets three times a year and oversees capital improvement projects, the operating budget, and issues relating to compliance and patient safety.

"Pennsylvania Hospital is a vital resource to the community and the entire region," Mr. White said. "I'm honored to help the team fulfill its mission."

Members of the board are reappointed every three years by trustees of the University of Pennsylvania Health System, of which Pennsylvania Hospital is a part. Mr. White is also the general counsel for Jewish Family & Children's Service of Greater Philadelphia. He has served on its executive committee since 1998.

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