David Tupponce, MD, MMM, FACHE, is the president of Allegheny Health Network’s 67-bed AHN Grove City Hospital, in Grove City, Pa. A family practice physician, he is the hospital’s first physician president.
Dr. Tupponce has led AHN Grove City since January 2021, when he returned to Pittsburgh after serving as Executive Vice President of Central Maine Healthcare and President of Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston, Maine, a 234-bed acute care hospital.
Dr. Tupponce earned his medical degree from George Washington University and a Master of Medical Management from Carnegie Mellon University. He was a family medicine chief resident at UPMC, and his clinical background includes service as a hospitalist and family practice physician.
Before joining Central Maine, Dr. Tupponce was CEO of Tenet Healthcare’s Abrazo Scottsdale Campus, a 120-bed acute-care hospital in central Arizona. Prior to Tenet, Dr. Tupponce was Chief Medical Officer and then Chief Executive Officer of Paradise Valley Hospital, part of Vanguard Health in Phoenix, Arizona.
Upon becoming AHN Grove City’s top leader, Dr. Tupponce assumed responsibility for resourcefully and effectively guiding the hospital through the height of the pandemic, balancing the needs of the community with those of the hospital staff and physicians. He continues to expand the hospital’s physician team, attracting talented specialists and creating new programs in fulfillment of a promise made to the community when AHN acquired the hospital in January 2020.
Dr. Tupponce and his wife, Jaye, have two children.
As chief nursing officer, Ruth Lovitz supports and facilitates patient-focused care throughout AHN Grove City’s nursing units, with an emphasis on quality patient outcomes, while actively participating in the growth and development of the next generation of nurses and health professionals.
Ms. Lovitz joined AHN Grove City in 2021, bringing 13 years of diverse nursing management experience across various levels on the care continuum to her new role. Additionally, she served as quality director for AHN’s West Penn Hospital and the AHN Medicine Institute quality director liaison.
Ms. Lovitz earned her Bachelor of Science and Master of Science, both in Nursing from Youngstown State University, in Ohio. She is certified as an ANCC Nurse Executive and was honored as the 2018 Cameos of Caring Advanced Practice Nurse Manager for West Penn Hospital.
Joshua Miller is the Director of Finance for Allegheny Health Network’s Grove City Hospital. As the finance director, Mr. Miller is responsible for overseeing and sustaining the financial performance of AHN Grove City, as well as budget planning, business forecasting, and funding for capital investments.
Mr. Miller joined AHN Grove City in 2022 and has over 13 years of progressive financial leadership experience, primarily within the health care industry. Prior to joining AHN, Mr. Miller served as Chief Financial Officer for Willamette Valley Medical Center in western Oregon, a hospital owned by LifePoint Health headquartered in Brentwood, Tenn.
Previous to LifePoint Health, Mr. Miller also served as Chief Financial Officer for Linton Hospital, a community and critical access hospital outside of Bismarck, North Dakota.
Mr. Miller earned a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Penn State Behrend and his Master of Healthcare Administration degree from Louisiana State University Shreveport.
Adam Critchlow is the director of operations for Allegheny Health Network’s Grove City Hospital.
Mr. Critchlow establishes strategic priorities and leads business operations for the facility. He works with the hospital’s administrative and clinical leadership teams and network executives to strengthen the hospital’s operations and provide oversight of the hospital's capital infrastructure.
Mr. Critchlow joined AHN in November 2020. Before coming to Grove City, he served in leadership and supervisory positions at University Hospitals in Cleveland, Ohio and at the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System.
Mr. Critchlow earned his Bachelor of Science degree in finance from Slippery Rock University and a Master of Health Administration degree from the University of Pittsburgh. He also received his Lean Black Belt certification through Purdue University.