By Michael Rocknick
The (Sharon) Herald
GROVE CITY – Allegheny Well being Community on Monday named Dr. David Tupponce, a former Maine well being care govt, as president of AHN-Grove Metropolis.
Tupponce takes over instantly. He succeeds Dr. Allan Klapper, who served because the hospital’s interim president since August 2020 whereas the seek for a everlasting chief was carried out.
Whereas in Maine, Tupponce was Govt Vice President of Central Maine Healthcare and President of Central Maine Medical Middle in Lewiston.
Central Primary Medical Middle is a 234-bed intensive care hospital. Throughout his tenure within the hospital system, Tupponce led cost-saving initiatives, fueled important development of its doctor pool and enhanced the hospital’s high quality program, AHN stated in a press launch.
Previous to becoming a member of Central Maine, Tupponce was CEO of Tenet Healthcare’s Hug Scottsdale Campus, a 120-bed intensive care hospital in central Arizona.
Earlier than Tenet, he was medical director and later CEO of Paradise Valley Hospital, a part of Vanguard Well being in Phoenix.
Tupponce has been a training doctor his whole profession.
He acquired his medical diploma from George Washington College and a grasp’s in medical administration from Carnegie Mellon College. He was a resident chief of household medication on the College of Pittsburgh Medical Middle and his scientific expertise contains the household medication service.
“We’re very excited to have Dr. Tupponce be part of our group of sturdy scientific leaders as president of AHN Grove Metropolis,” stated Cynthia Hundorfean, AHN president and CEO within the press launch. “Along with his spectacular credentials and expertise in offering high-quality community-based healthcare, we imagine he’s the perfect chief to assist additional develop and implement our development and success technique to fulfill the well being wants of those that dwell in Grove. Metropolis and the Better Mercer County Area “.
Pittsburgh-based AHN acquired Grove Metropolis Medical Middle in January 2020. AHN now has 13 hospitals and a whole lot of scientific areas in western Pennsylvania.
With the appointment of Tupponce, every of AHN’s eight acute care hospitals in western Pennsylvania is now overseen by a medical president.
Highmark Inc., a Pittsburgh-based nonprofit medical health insurance supplier, bought the belongings of West Penn Allegheny Well being System in 2013.