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New CEO at Allegheny Valley Hospital

Chuck Biedka
| Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2008

The Alle-Kiski Medical Center will have a new chief executive officer on Feb. 1.

Ned Laubacher, 45, currently vice president at Queen of the Valley Medical Center in Napa, Calif., was chosen to fill the spot vacated by former CEO Cindy Schamp. Schamp left in June to become president of the Baylor Medical Center in Irving, Texas.

Since Schamp's departure, the CEO's duties have been performed by Michael Harlovic, who will remain with Alle-Kiski Medical Center as vice president for patient services, according to Dan Laurent, spokesman for the West Penn-Allegheny Health System, parent of AKMC.

Laubacher has most recently been vice president for strategic services at Queen of the Valley.

According to Laurent, Laubacher has been in charge of outpatient rehabilitation, ancillary and wellness services there since 2005.

Laurent said Laubacher has experience with business development, planning, marketing, physician relations and compliance.

Laubacher previously was CEO of PricewaterhouseCoopers Health Care Consulting and held a number of manager jobs for the St. Joseph Health Care System, which owns Queen of the Valley.

Attempts to reach Laubacher in California were unsuccessful.

Laubacher told a West Penn Allegheny spokesman that he prefers to talk with the media when he starts the job.

Queen of the Valley is a 192-bed hospital. Allegheny Valley is a 250-bed hospital.

The hospital and its New Kensington-based ambulatory care center annually admit about 12,000 patients and see about 33,000 emergency room visits.

The hospital and center employ 1,300 people with 250 physicians.

Additional Information:

Ned Laubacher

Age: 45.

Job: Alle-Kiski Medical Center CEO.

Family: Wife, Stephanie; four children.

Education: Bachelor of arts in economics; master's degree in public health and business administration, all from The University of California.

Alle-Kiski Medical Center

To learn more about the center, which is comprised of Allegheny Valley Hospital in Harrison and Citizens Ambulatory Care Center in New Kensington, and is part of the West Penn-Allegheny Health System, go to the www.wpahs.org/akmc/about/index.html

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