Conemaugh Health System Selects Third Aspiring Leader Class

September 15, 2015

Conemaugh Health System recently selected 12 employees to participate in its in-house Aspiring Leader Program (ALP). The one-year program is designed to provide additional education and experience for employees who aspire to grow into leadership roles within the organization.

"One of our greatest assets at Conemaugh Health System is our incredible workforce," says Brent Mallek, Chief Human Resources Officer. "To continue to deliver the quality and service our patients and their families deserve, it's important that we have great leaders for our team. The focus of this program is to assure we have well prepared leaders today and for our future."

The Aspiring Leader program includes formal classroom training, job shadow experiences with organizational leaders, field experiences within the organization, team projects and mentoring. These opportunities create an environment for networking and well as increased understanding of the functions of each entity, division and department within Conemaugh Health System.

This year, 18 Conemaugh employees seeking personal and professional development applied for participation in this program. Each participated in an intense selection process and was recommended by his or her departmental leader. The 12 selected participants will graduate from the program in 2016. This is the third year for the program.

PHOTO: Front Row (L to R):  Lauren Ashcom Chapman (Patient Relations), Ellen Varga (Lab), Toni Heming (Conemaugh Counseling Associates), Stephanie Jones (Conemaugh Physician Group - Cardiology), Andrea Robbins (Lab), Jason Panek (Management Information Systems)

Second Row (L to R):  Jessica Pearce (Managed Care), Alexandria Godissart (Lab), Paula Rolt-Fochtman (Clinical Documentation and Coding),  Chelsea Wallace (Ashman 9), Chantara Kubat (Ashman 9), TJ Campagna (Pharmacy)