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Conemaugh Health System has announced that chief executive officer (CEO) Steve Tucker is retiring, effective September 7, 2018, after 33 years of service. A search for Tucker’s replacement is underway.
“We cannot thank Steve enough for his years of service to Conemaugh and the communities it reaches throughout west central Pennsylvania,” said Victor Giovanetti, Eastern Group President, LifePoint Health. “His leadership and commitment have helped Conemaugh to become the strong health system that it is today, and his contributions to the health and wellbeing of this region have changed thousands of lives for the better. His shoes will be difficult to fill, but we look forward to working with Conemaugh leaders and board members to find the right leader to continue Steve’s great work and see the system into the future.”
Tucker joined Conemaugh Health System in 1985 and led the Conemaugh Memorial campus for more than 30 years in various leadership roles before being named CEO of the health system in 2016. His 33 years at Conemaugh are marked with extensive, far-reaching accomplishments and initiatives that have strengthened the system’s operational performance as well as expanded clinical services and access to high quality care throughout its region. He has overseen substantial growth and improvements, including the development of Conemaugh East Hills, the implementation of a new electronic health record, the addition of Nason Hospital into Conemaugh Health System, and significant investments in new technologies and equipment.
“Steve has done so much for Conemaugh and its communities,” said Conemaugh Board Chair, Patricia Serotkin, D.Ed. “In addition to the operational and clinical successes for which he will be remembered, Steve’s legacy will be the great spirit of compassion he has instilled here. He always put the people we serve first and empowered our staff to do the same. We wish him the best in his much-deserved retirement.”
Tucker has been actively involved in the community serving on boards including the Greater Johnstown – Cambria County Chamber of Commerce (previous chairman), Johnstown Area Regional Industries (JARI), and the Saint Francis University Board.