The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA


November 10, 2012

Business people: Hospital executive listed among 100 top operating officers

— Ketul J. Patel, executive vice president and chief strategy and operations officer of Hackensack University Medical Center, has been named among Becker’s Hospital Review’s “100 Hospital and Health System COOs to Know.”

Prior to joining HackensackUMC, Patel served as vice president of operations of University of Pittsburgh Medical Center/Magee-Womens Hospital. From 1993 to 2008, he also held senior management positions at systems including Sisters of St. Francis Health Services, now called Franciscan Alliance; Sharp HealthCare; and Conemaugh Health System.

Since his arrival two years ago, HackensackUMC has had its two best years financially since its inception in 1888.

The medical center also has successfully launched an Air Medical program.

Allegheny Lutheran Social Ministries staffers lauded

Allegheny Lutheran Social Ministries recently recognized the accomplishments of staff members.

In all, 54 employees were honored for a combined 480 years of service.

Nine staff team members at The Lutheran Home at Johnstown were honored. They were: Patricia Cavalier, Bridget Dull, Melynie Fisher, Sarah Rohrs, Kathleen Partsch, Andrea Toma, Tina Roberts, Linda Cassidy and Christina Patterson.

The Caring Award went to Sara Rohrs, personal care aide at the Johnstown home.

Susan Dietrick, licensed practical nurse, was presented the Improvement Award. She also is an employee of The Lutheran Home at Johnstown.

First Commonwealth appoints VP of licensed banker program

First Commonwealth Bank, with headquarters in Indiana, has named Robert Montag as vice president/licensed banker program manager.

The bank has 80 licensed bank employees and has plans to add an additional 32 to effectively serve all 112 branch offices in 15 counties of western Pennsylvania.

Montag joined First Commonwealth in 2006 as a financial adviser. In his previous employment, he worked in both retail bank management and as a licensed bank employee.

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