Lisa Mallon, Interim President & CEO
New Management at J.C. Blair Health System
The Board of Directors of J.C. Blair Health System, Inc. has taken action to engage the services of Interim President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Lisa M. Mallon, MBA and Interim Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Ed Quinn to manage the hospital.
Mallon, of Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania, has held leadership positions at Mercy Suburban Hospital, Chestnut Hill Health System, St. Mary Medical Center, and The Cooper Health System, all in the Philadelphia/New Jersey region. She earned her master’s in business administration from Temple University and a bachelor of science in accounting from LaSalle University. She is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and the American and Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Quinn is a senior executive who has extensive experience serving in a variety of capacities in hospitals and ambulatory care centers.
The management contract with QHR was terminated on March 31, 2012. As part of the QHR contract, the hospital was prohibited from hiring QHR’s employees, which included President and CEO Joseph Peluso and Interim CFO Michael Widener.
“We thank both Joe and Mike for their commitment and contributions to the hospital,” said Frances Vaughn, J.C. Blair Board Chair.
“I am honored to be a part of the transition team as interim president and CEO,” said Mallon. “Everyone I have come to know at J.C. Blair is certainly up to the task of leading this hospital. We must ensure its presence as the premier health resource for the residents of Huntingdon County and nearby communities.”
The administrative team continues to play a key leadership role in operating the Hospital. Vice President of Patient Care and Chief Nursing Officer Pamela Matthias, Vice President of Human Resources Michael Hubert, and Vice President of Quality Improvement Marlene Pierce all have dedicated a combined 65 years of service to J.C. Blair. In addition, J.C. Blair Medical Services Administrator Cindy Wetzel manages the employed physician practices and J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital Foundation Executive Director Marsha Hartman leads the fund raising initiatives for the Health System.
“We have complete confidence in our team,” said Vaughn. “We are all passionate about what we do – our board members, physicians, employees and volunteers. We are committed to quality patient care and dedicated to this community.”
The Hospital marked its centennial year in 2011, launching several new and expanded services which included cardiac rehabilitation, echocardiogram testing, new cardiologists, relocated and renovated sleep center, a new occupational health program, new nuclear medicine suite and ultrasound upgrades, and new bone densitometry equipment. This year, the Hospital has added digital mammography and stereotactic breast biopsy capabilities for early diagnosis of breast cancer. Bringing back orthopedics and oncology services is a priority for this year, along with developing further plans and financing for a new and expanded emergency department.
“Our 100 year history has given us deep roots and a strong foundation in this community,” said Vaughn. “Our second century will be dedicated to continued growth and development of our community hospital to better serve our community with high quality and compassionate health care.”