John Sylvia named president and CEO of Grant Memorial Hospital

Posted on 12/21/2022

PETERSBURG, W.Va. – John B. Sylvia, M.H.A., F.A.C.H.E., has been named president and CEO of Grant Memorial Hospital (GMH) efficient Jan. 16. 

John Sylvia named president and CEO of Grant Memorial Hospital
John B. Sylvia, M.H.A., F.A.C.H.E.

Grant Memorial Hospital, a not-for-profit, essential entry hospital owned by the Grant County Fee and operated by the Board of Trustees, serves the valley of the Potomac Highlands, which incorporates Grant, Hardy, Pendleton, Hampshire, and Mineral counties. The Hospital has a mixed 25 licensed inpatient beds and is supported by greater than 350 workers and a medical workers of over 15.

In October 2021, GMH signed a letter of intent to affix the West Virginia College Well being System, and, in January 2022, Skip Gjolberg, president and CEO of WVU Medication St. Joseph’s Hospital in Buckhannon, stepped in as interim CEO of GMH. 

“We’re excited to welcome John to West Virginia and to the WVU Medication household. His years of expertise and accomplishments make him effectively suited to take over the reins at GMH because it turns into a full member of our System,” Albert L. Wright, Jr., president and CEO of the WVU Well being System, stated. “I’m particularly grateful to Skip for the work he has completed at GMH over the past a number of months, and I do know he’ll assist John acclimate to his new function.”

Sylvia most not too long ago spent greater than 13 years at St. Luke’s College Well being Community in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, the place he served as community vice chairman of planning and enterprise improvement; president of St. Luke’s Quakertown Hospital; and govt administrator of St. Luke’s Homestar. Previous to becoming a member of St. Luke’s, Sylvia labored at Mercy Well being Companions in Knoxville, Tennessee.

For the final two years, he has additionally served as an adjunct college within the graduate applications at Moravian College in Bethlehem.

“The Board of Trustees of Grant Memorial Hospital is happy to welcome John into the Grant Memorial Hospital household. We imagine his experience will assist information us effectively into the long run,” Tammy Kesner, Board chair, stated. “We additionally lengthen our most honest due to Skip Gjolberg for navigating us by means of the final 11 months and as John comes onboard at GMH.”

Sylvia obtained his Bachelor of Arts diploma in Psychology from the College of Virginia and his Grasp of Well being Companies Administration from the Virginia Commonwealth College. He additionally accomplished an administrative residency at Valley Well being System in Winchester, Virginia. 

He’s a Fellow of the American School of Healthcare Executives and a member of the Society for Healthcare Technique and Market Growth. He has additionally served on quite a few neighborhood {and professional} boards all through his profession.

“I’m devoted to collaborating with physicians, Board members, and workers at Grant Memorial to constantly enhance the supply, affordability, and high quality of healthcare providers to the Potomac Highlands neighborhood. In doing so, I hope to make a distinction within the lives of GMH workers and the sufferers we serve,” Sylvia stated. “I’m grateful to Albert, Tammy, and the Board for his or her religion in me to guide the Hospital as part of WVU Medication and look ahead to turning into part of this neighborhood.”

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