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Summit Health’s Patrick O’Donnell to Address Class of 2014

5/5/2014 —

Patrick W. O’Donnell, president and chief executive officer of Summit Health – the largest healthcare provider in Franklin County, Pa. – will speak on the topic of “The Divergent Leader” during Penn State Mont Alto’s commencement ceremony, on May 10, beginning at 10 a.m. in the Multipurpose Activities Center. 

Penn State will recognize 159 graduating members of the Class of 2014, 69 will receive bachelor’s degrees and 90 will receive associate degrees.

O’Donnell was named president and chief executive officer of Summit Health in July 2013. He joined the Summit healthcare team in 1985 as controller of Chambersburg Hospital and rose through the ranks until he was named Summit Health’s chief financial officer and chief operating officer in 2007.

Summit Health is a non-profit organization, dedicated to building a healthier community through its comprehensive services that offer family care, specialists, lab and imaging services and include the Chambersburg and Waynesboro Hospitals, the Rhonda Brake Shreiner Women’s Center, and the Antrim Family and Shippensburg Family Walk-in Care Centers.

O'Donnell serves on several boards, among them are: Summit Physician Services; Chambersburg Area Y.M.C.A.; Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce; Chambersburg United Way; Penn State Mont Alto Business & Information Sciences and Technology Advisory Council; Cumberland Valley Health Network; Dr. Roy A. Himelfarb Surgery Center; Cumberland Valley Mobile Services, LLC; VHA Mid-Atlantic; Central Pennsylvania Alliance Laboratory; and Quest Behavioral Health.

O’Donnell holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in business administration from Frostburg State University and Shippensburg University, respectively. He was named “Business Person of the Year” by Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce in 2005 and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and the Hospital Association of Pennsylvania.

Founded in 1903, Penn State Mont Alto is the oldest Penn State campus outside of University Park and has approximately 1,000 students. The campus offers five baccalaureate and eight associate degree programs, as well as the first two years of more than 160 Penn State degrees.

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