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Timothy J. Finan Announces Leadership Structure For Upper Allegheny Health System

Posted on: 09/29/2009

For the past year, representatives of Bradford Regional Medical Center and Olean General Hospital have worked long and hard to integrate the two hospitals under a new parent organization with the intent of ensuring the long term survival and viability of each as full service community hospitals.

This new organization, the Upper Allegheny Health System (UAHS), will become “official” November 1, 2009. This integration represents a major step forward for healthcare delivery in the region and marks a new beginning for two long-time, highly respected hospitals that share common missions, values, and cultures.

Timothy J. Finan, the President and CEO of Upper Allegheny Health System announced the members of the UAHS and member hospital senior management teams:

Upper Allegheny Health System:

Several departments and functions will be consolidated at UAHS. They will provide services and support to both Bradford Regional Medical Center and Olean General Hospital. These departments include:

  • Planning
  • Finance
  • Human Resources
  • Quality and Professional Affairs
  • Information Technology
  • Communications and Marketing
  • Materials Management  

The individuals to be responsible for each of these functions are:

  • George Leonhardt has been appointed as UAHS Senior Vice President of Planning. George was instrumental in the development and formation of UAHS and will oversee the system’s planning function.
  • John Eichner will serve as UAHS Senior Vice President of Finance. John is currently Vice President of Finance at Olean General Hospital.
  • Timothy McNamara has been appointed UAHS Senior Vice President of Human Resources. Tim is new to our organization and comes to UAHS from Univera Healthcare in Buffalo, New York where he was Vice President of Human Resources for an organization of over 3,000 individuals.
  • William Mills, MD has been appointed UAHS Senior Vice President of Quality and Professional Affairs. Bill is currently the Vice President of Medical Affairs at Olean General Hospital and has been also serving as Bradford Regional Medical Center’s Interim Vice President of Medical Affairs for the past several months.
  • John Policastro has been appointed UAHS Director of Communications and Marketing. John is currently the Director of Communications at Olean General Hospital.
  • The processes to appoint a UAHS Senior Vice President of Information Technology and a UAHS Director of Materials Management have not yet been completed. It is anticipated that they will be completed within the next 60 days.
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    Bradford Regional Medical Center:

  • President/Chief Executive Officer: Timothy Finan
  • Senior Vice President/Chief Operating Officer: David Kobis. David is currently Vice President of Operations at Olean General Hospital and has significant hospital operations experience having served as Director of Operations for Lakeland Regional Medical Center, an 850 bed tertiary care hospital located in Lakeland, Florida prior to his current position.
  • Vice President /Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer: Debbie Price. Debbie currently serves in this position at Bradford Regional Medical Center and has had extensive involvement in the various UAHS integration activities over the past year.
  •  Olean General Hospital:

  • President/Chief Executive Officer: Timothy Finan
  • Senior Vice President/Chief Operating Officer: Ronald Mornelli. Ron is currently Vice President of Provider Networks and Contracting for Independent Health Association, a 400,000 member IPA model HMO in Buffalo, New York. Prior to his current position, he was the Chief Operating Officer for the Lifetime Health System in Buffalo.
  • Vice President/Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer: Cathleen Wright. Cathleen currently serves in this position at Olean General Hospital and has had extensive involvement in the various UAHS integration activities over the past year.
  • Karen Fohl will remain as President of the Olean General Hospital Foundation and Vice President of Institutional Advancement for Olean General Hospital.
     
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