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Allegheny Health Network Names Chief Financial Officer for New Wexford Hospital

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

PITTSBURGH – As construction of its new Wexford Hospital in Pine Township progresses, Allegheny Health Network (AHN) has filled an additional key leadership role for the facility, which is expected to open in 2021. James Kanuch has been named Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the hospital.

Currently serving as CFO of AHN’s West Penn Hospital (WPH), Kanuch will have the unique opportunity in his new role to develop, plan and implement a finance strategy for a new, full-service hospital.

As CFO of West Penn, James successfully improved the financial operating margin of the hospital during the past six years by developing strategies to provide specialized care to more patients, including cardiology, orthopaedics, oncology, neurosurgery and women and infant services. In 2019, West Penn was named an IBM Watson Top 100 Hospital and has received the Magnet designation three times. This designation, developed by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), is the nation’s most prestigious honor for nursing excellence.

Kanuch, who has served the health system for 27 years, will work in close partnership with Wexford Hospital’s growing leadership team including Allan Klapper, MD, President, Amy Cashdollar, Chief Operating Officer, and Lisa Graper, Chief Nursing Officer, as well as others from the AHN executive leadership team.    

“James is a proven financial leader who has a relentless commitment to developing organizational strategies and plans for the benefit of patients,” said Dr. Klapper. “As we continue to build an executive team that is dedicated to providing high-quality, state-of-the-art health services to the residents of northern Allegheny County and the surrounding area, we could not be more pleased to welcome James as the hospital’s CFO,” said Dr. Klapper. 

AHN Wexford Hospital will offer comprehensive women and infant care, including labor and delivery services; advanced cardiac, neurosurgical, orthopaedic, and cancer care; a 24-room emergency department and short-stay observation unit; an adult intensive care unit (ICU); operating rooms that provide minimally-invasive robotic surgical capabilities; 160 all-private inpatient rooms; and a host of other patient- and family-friendly clinical programs, amenities and services.

To learn more about AHN’s plans for new construction and hospital expansions, visit