Leadership at Canonsburg Hospital

Canonsburg Hospital has served Pittsburgh’s South Hills and Washington County communities since for more than a century. Today, Canonsburg provides access to emergency care, diabetes care, heart disease care, orthopaedics care, and many other advanced specialties.

Canonsburg Leadership Team

Chong Park, MD

Chong Park, MD, FACS, has served as the president of Canonsburg Hospital, as well as Jefferson Hospital, since June 2020. A practicing cardiothoracic surgeon, Dr. Park previously served as Jefferson’s chief medical officer, and before that he held numerous hospital medical staff committee positions, including chair of the Department of Surgery and medical director of the Cardiovascular Institute at Jefferson.

Dr. Park received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Washington and Jefferson College, his graduate degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, and his medical degree from Hahnemann University School of Medicine in Philadelphia.

He completed his post-graduate residencies at Brown University (general surgery), and at Allegheny General Hospital (cardiothoracic surgery).

Dr. Park is certified by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery and International Society of Endovascular Specialists, is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and Society of Thoracic Surgeons, and a Diplomat on the National Board of Medical Examiners. He is a member of the Allegheny County Medical Association, Pennsylvania Association for Thoracic Surgery and Pennsylvania Medical Society.

Kelly Kassab
Chief Operating Officer

Kelly Kassab is the Chief Operating Officer of Canonsburg Hospital. Ms. Kassab is responsible for the operational performance of Canonsburg Hospital, which has more than 200 physicians on its clinical staff, plus nursing and support staff of more than 4,000.

Ms. Kassab joined the AHN in 2016, initially serving as the vice president of operation for the Physician Services. Prior to joining AHN, Ms. Kassab served in a variety of operational management positions at UPMC, including a role as vice president of operations for the UPMC Cancer Center.

She is a graduate of UNC Charlotte with a BS in Business Administration, and received a master’s in Healthcare Administration from the Chapel Hill School of Public Health. Kelly is also a graduate of Leadership Development Initiative of Leadership Pittsburgh.

She currently sits on the board of LifeSpan, Inc., a non-profit agency providing critical support and services for residents of Allegheny County ages 60 and over.

Thomas B. Corkery, DO
Chief Medical Officer

Thomas Corkery, DO, is the chief medical officer for Canonsburg Hospital, where he leads the hospital’s medical staff and clinical operations to ensure the highest standards of patient care and safety across the hospital and its affiliated clinical offices.

Dr. Corkery specializes in primary care and hospitalist medicine, and has been a part of the Canonsburg Hospital medical staff since 1989. He has been the hospital’s CMO since 2009.

He received his Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine from the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine, in Maine, and a MS in molecular biology from Villanova University. He completed his internal medicine residency at Allegheny General Hospital.

Dr. Corkery received his undergraduate degree in biology from LaSalle University.

He has served as an assistant clinical professor within the Department of Medicine at Drexel University, among other academic appointments. He is board-certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, and is a member of the American College of Physicians and Washington County Medical Society.

Joy M. Peters, DNP
Chief Nursing Officer

Joy Peters (DNP, RN, MSN, MBA, NEA-BC) serves as the chief nursing officer two AHN hospitals, Jefferson and Canonsburg. Prior to her appointment to the CNO role, she served as the associate nurse executive at Jefferson, among several other nursing leadership roles.

Dr. Peters received her diploma in nursing from the Western Pennsylvania Hospital School of Nursing and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Penn State University. She earned a dual Master of Nursing and Master of Business Administration from the University of Pittsburgh, and received her Doctorate of Nursing Practice from Carlow University.

She is published in professional journals such as Nursing and Nursing Science Quarterly, and she is certified as a Nurse Executive (advanced) through the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Dr. Peters is also an adjunct professor at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., within the university’s nursing doctorate and BSN-to-DNP program.

Professional and personally active, Dr. Peters is a member of the Southwest Pennsylvania Organization of Nurse Leaders, the Pennsylvania Organization of Nurse Leaders, and the American Organization for Nursing Leadership.

John Smith, CPA
Chief Financial Officer

John J. Smith is AHN Canonsburg Hospital’s chief financial officer, and a key member of the financial leadership teams at AHN and Highmark Health. Prior to his appointment as hospital CFO, Mr. Smith was the director of Forecast and Budget for AHN.

As Canonsburg’s CFO, he is responsible for the hospital’s overall financial performance and, along with the Jefferson leadership team, sets the strategic direction for Jefferson’s business plans and capital investments, ensuring that they support overall network and enterprise goals.

Prior to joining AHN, Mr. Smith was a senior accountant with Grossman Yanak & Ford LLP, in Pittsburgh.

He earned a BS in Business Administration Accounting from Robert Morris University and is a Certified Public Accountant. 

Board of Directors

  • David A. Blandino, MD
  • Thomas Corkery, DO
  • Cynthia Hundorfean
  • Joseph Macerelli, Chairman
  • Carole Pankas
  • Chong Park, MD
  • Robert Pompeani
  • Travis Wilson, MD

Emeritus Director 

Michael Alterio