Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center Appoints Chief Nursing Officer

July 24, 2019

Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center announced today the appointment of Jelden Arcilla, MBA, BSN to the role Chief Nursing Officer for the 537-bed hospital with a Level 1 Trauma Unit, Level 3 Regional Intensive Care Nursery and staff of approximately 1,120 nurses and allied health professionals.

As an administrative leader the Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) plays a vital role within any hospital, and at Conemaugh Memorial the CNO is responsible for maintaining and advancing clinical and patient standards of care, introducing new nursing strategies, organizing and directing the operation of nursing services, staff development and retention, and nursing budget development and management.

Jelden Arcilla, originally from Pennsylvania, is well-prepared for the role and joins the Conemaugh Health System family from Phoenix, Arizona where he served most recently as the VP of Operations and Chief Nursing Officer at HonorHealth in Phoenix, a Level 1 Trauma Center and teaching hospital. Jelden has experience in a variety of hospital settings from rural/critical access hospitals to large tertiary hospitals and health systems. Over his career, Jelden has led various expansions, operationalized new service lines, and integrated facilities while delivering exceptional patient care. He received his Master of Business Administration from Western Governor’s University in Salt Lake City, Utah and his Bachelor of Science - Nursing at Loma Linda University in Loma Linda, California.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Jelden to the team at Conemaugh Memorial,” says William Caldwell, CEO Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center. “We had several excellent candidates for this key position within our health system, and Jelden Arcilla stood out in terms of the breadth and depth of experience he’s going to bring to our patient care and our mission to Make Communities Healthier.”

Arcilla served as a combat infantry medic in the United States Army and he is passionate about improving wellness and financial literacy throughout the community.

Arcilla says about joining Conemaugh Memorial, “It’s great to be back home but more so an honor and privilege to be a part of the Conemaugh legacy, joining the team that will lead the organization and ensuring sustained success and service for generations to come.’”

Jelden Arcilla will start as Chief Nursing Officer at Conemaugh Memorial on July 15, 2019.  The CNO role is currently filled by LifePoint Heath Interim CNO Verno Davidson, who assumed the role after the retirement of CNO Claudia Rager in 2018.