Oswego Health Board Chair Adam Gagas welcomes new President and CEO Micheal Harlovic to the health system and to the community.
Harlovic began work at the health system on Monday, July 3rd.
“The board and I believe that the community will find Michael possesses the necessary leadership skills and experiences that will allow Oswego Health to build upon its recent exceptional advances in quality care and customer experience,” said Gagas, who also led the CEO search committee. “We look forward to working with him as he continues the development of quality initiatives and new healthcare services needed by community residents.”
Harlovic arrives at Oswego Health with more than 31 years of healthcare experience, having started his career as a registered nurse and steadily advancing through the years to the position of president and CEO of Allegheny General Hospital, located in Pittsburgh.
Allegheny General Hospital is one of eight hospitals located in western Pennsylvania and New York that are a part of the Highmark Health, a vertical integrated diverse health services company, offering insurance and other health-related services to individuals in 50 states.
While serving as president and CEO at Allegheny General, Harlovic developed successful patient experience initiatives, oversaw some $2.3 billion in gross revenues and developed innovative programs that recruited and retained physicians and staff.
Most of Harlovic’s healthcare career was spent at Allegheny Valley Hospital, part of the same healthcare network, which serves the northern and eastern suburbs of Pittsburgh. Harlovic has compared this 200-bed facility where he worked for 21 years to Oswego Health, in terms of the size of the service area, the number of employees, having outpatient centers and distance to a larger city.
While at Oswego Health only a few days, Harlovic said he has been impressed with the staff and community members he has met. “Everyone has been welcoming, friendly and helpful,” he said. “I am excited to be here and be a part of Oswego Health’s continuing transformation into the community’s number one choice for healthcare services.”