Middleburg Heights, OH (Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015)– William (Bill) A. Young, Jr., has been appointed the new president
and chief executive officer (CEO) of the Southwest Community Health System,
in Middleburg Heights, OH. The Health System is the parent organization
for Southwest General Health Center and Southwest Community Health Foundation.
Mr. Young was unanimously approved by all three boards of trustees that
govern Southwest General’s operations.
Young succeeds Thomas A. Selden, FACHE, who is retiring after more than
eight years of leadership at Southwest General as president and CEO.
“Bill’s understanding of the challenges facing the Northeast
Ohio health care market places well as his extensive experience made him
the right choice to build upon Southwest General’s strengths and
help lead us into the future,” said Vasu Pandrangi, MD, chairman,
Southwest Community Health System board of trustees. “I would like
to thank Alan Budney, who chaired the search committee, as well as the
other members of the committee for their work. On behalf of the boards
of trustees, we welcome Bill to the organization.”
Young brings more than 20 years of health system and community hospital
leadership experience to Southwest General. Most recently, he served as
president and CEO of St. John Medical Center, in Westlake, OH. Prior to
this, he served as chief operating officer of South Pointe Hospital, in
Warrensville Heights, OH, and Marymount Hospital, in Garfield Heights,
OH. Also, Young has held various positions at Humility of Mary Health
Partners, where he last served as president of St. Joseph Health Center,
and at Meridia Health System.
Young has proven experience in building patient satisfaction and community
presence and a strong history of improving financial performance through
growth and cost management.
“I am honored and grateful to the board of trustees for this opportunity,”
said Young. “I believe in the mission and values of Southwest General,
and I look forward to working with the employees, volunteers and Medical
Staff to ensure a successful and healthy future for the organization.”
Young holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the University
of Toledo and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration
from Ohio Northern University. He resides with his wife and three children
in Hudson, OH.
Young will begin his tenure as president and CEO of Southwest General on
Jan. 1, 2016.
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