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Allegheny Valley Hospital CEO Announces Retirement Plans

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Tarentum, PA  – Bill Englert, President and CEO of Allegheny Valley Hospital, today announced his plans to retire from the position in early 2019.  Englert, who joined AVH in 1981 as a staff pharmacist and became its CEO in 2015, will continue to serve the hospital and Allegheny Health Network (AHN) over the coming months to help ensure a seamless leadership transition at the hospital. 

During his tenure as president of AVH, Englert has been instrumental in leading a number of important strategic initiatives that have enhanced the hospital’s clinical capabilities and capacity. Those investments include the opening of new orthopedic, neurosurgical, oncology and inpatient rehabilitation units at the hospital, and the implementation of a new electronic health record. 

Englert’s leadership was also key to AHN’s recently announced plans to relocate the Citizens School of Nursing to a new facility at Pittsburgh Mills mall early next year.

“For nearly 40 years, Bill has been a tireless advocate for Allegheny Valley Hospital, its employees, and most importantly our patients and the community,” said Cynthia Hundorfean, AHN President and Chief Executive Officer. “We greatly appreciate everything he has done to help us fulfill our mission of providing exceptional health services for those who live in the Alle-Kiski region, and we wish him the very best in his retirement.”

Englert said he is proud of his work at Allegheny Valley and extremely grateful for the support AHN and Highmark have provided in strengthening the hospital’s programs and services.

“As someone who was born and raised in the Alle-Kiski Valley, I can say it’s been an immense privilege to serve this community in a variety of different health care roles, and to have helped improve the quality of life for my friends and neighbors,” Englert said. “It’s also been a tremendous honor to lead such an exceptional team of caregivers and volunteers at AVH. This is a wonderful community hospital, with a strong legacy of compassionate care giving that has been cultivated by its talented and dedicated employees for more than a century.”

Recruitment for a new President of AVH is already underway, with a focus on identifying a physician leader for the role, Hundorfean said. Over the last two years, AHN has named physicians as presidents of three of its hospitals – Allegheny General, Forbes and Saint Vincent – adopting a leadership model followed by some of the country’s foremost academic health care systems.