Allegheny Health Network (AHN) recently announced the appointment of Christopher Clark, D.O., MHA, as president of Saint Vincent Hospital. Dr. Clark assumed his new position in early June.
Born at Saint Vincent and a lifelong resident of the Erie community, Dr. Clark is a practicing family physician who has served in a number of leadership roles at the hospital over the past decade, including senior vice president of Medical Affairs, chief quality officer, associate chief medical officer and director of Continuing Medical Education.
For the past two and a half years, Dr. Clark has worked in Erie as a medical director for Highmark Inc., responsible for helping guide strategy, product development and interventions designed to optimize the health and well-being of the insurer’s member populations.
Cynthia Hundorfean, president and chief executive officer of AHN, said Dr. Clark’s depth of experience with both the delivery and financing of health care makes him uniquely qualified to lead Saint Vincent at a transformative time in the hospital’s history and as the industry transitions to a value-based model. Last week, AHN broke ground on the initial phase of a $115 million capital investment strategy for Saint Vincent, including construction of a new, state-of-the-art emergency department and operating room suite.
“Saint Vincent and the Erie community are critically important to our Network, and we are thrilled to have such an exceptionally talented, dedicated and community-oriented physician leader accept this important role for our organization,” Hundorfean said.