Peter M. Grollman

Senior Vice President of Public Affairs

Grollman, who came to Children’s Hospital in 2007, was promoted from VP of Government Affairs, Community Relations & Advocacy to his current role. His expanded responsibilities also include the Marketing & Public Relations Department and the Office of Diversity & Inclusion. Earlier in his career, he served as an aide in the U.S. Senate before joining a public affairs firm specializing in healthcare advocacy. Grollman holds a Master of Government Administration from the University of Pennsylvania. His vision for Public Affairs recognizes the role of outstanding communications, effective public policy, and an environment that is diverse and inclusive in securing the support, trust and loyalty of our consumers, donors and the communities CHOP serves.

Breakthrough moment

“For me, it was the South Philadelphia Community Health and Literacy Center ribbon-cutting. The team representing CHOP, the city of Philadelphia and the Free Library of Philadelphia had to work collaboratively to realize that vision. We needed to understand our different cultures, work through challenges and involve the people in the neighborhood impacted by this landmark project, and it all came together to create something that had never been done before in Philadelphia. The opening of the center demonstrated the value of collaboration and bringing together a diverse set of strengths to really innovate in healthcare.”

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