PITTSBURGH, PA (January 27, 2022) – St. Clair Health, a nationally recognized, integrated health system serving the residents of southwestern Pennsylvania, today announced the election of Frank Arcuri, Esq. as the new chair of the St. Clair Hospital Board of Directors. Arcuri has served on the board since 2012 and succeeds John P. Meegan, who served as chair since 2020.
Vice President of Finance Eric J. Luttringer to Assume Role
PITTSBURGH, PA (January 12, 2022) – St. Clair Health announced today that Richard C. Chesnos will retire from his position of Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer effective April 1, 2022. Eric J. Luttringer will assume the role effective April 2, 2022.
Chesnos played a key role in the success of St. Clair since stepping into the role of Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in 2006. Upon inheriting a bond rating of A- and a small operating loss, he astutely guided St. Clair’s finances to achieve the region’s highest bond rating (AA-) and consistently strong performance—among many other accomplishments.
Having additional knowledge can never be a bad thing, especially when it comes to detecting breast cancer.
St. Clair Health announced it is providing the Tyrer-Cuzick Risk Assessment Calculator, a tool utilized to gather information on a patient from personal history to breast density and mammogram images. The information is then used to determine the likelihood a woman will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime.
“Identifying these patients earlier helps us to catch their cancers earlier and gives them a better chance of survival,” said Dr. Raye J. Budway, director of breast surgical services for St. Clair Health Center. “This is about helping you understand where you are so we can get you where you need to go.”
St. Clair Health has earned 2021 CHIME Digital Health Most Wired recognition as a certified Level 9.
The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) Digital Health Most Wired program conducts the annual survey to assess how effectively healthcare organizations apply core and advanced technologies into their clinical and business programs to improve health and care in their communities.
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St. Clair Health was featured in WPXI News segment called Our Region’s Business which highlights local businesses in Allegheny county. Our Region’s Business has been jointly produced by the Allegheny Conference and WPXI-TV since May 2004. The show is hosted by Bill Flanagan, Chief Corporate Relations Officer at the Allegheny Conference on Community Development.
This segment featuring St. Clair Health discussed how the healthcare system invests in the future of healthcare with its new outpatient center right on the main campus. The team took a look around Sunday on “Our Region’s Business,” jointly-produced by the Allegheny Conference and WPXI-TV.
-Hosted by Bill Flanagan, Chief Corporate Relations Officer
Please click the link below to watch the filmed broadcast.
Compassion, Dedication and Expertise Form The Cornerstone
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has awarded St. Clair Health a 5-star quality rating, the highest rating available, as part of CMS’ update of its Care Compare website. It is one of only two 5-star ratings awarded in western Pennsylvania. According to CMS, less than 14 percent of hospitals in the nation received a 5-star rating in the most recent update.
CMS uses a 1 to 5 star rating scale. The scores are based on hospital performance in mortality, readmission, safety of care, patient experience, and timely and effective care.
“Earning CMS’ 5-star rating is validation of the exceptional care provided at St. Clair Health,” said Todd Pollock, M.S., Executive Director, Quality & Care Management, St. Clair Health. “Our commitment to provide expert care from people who care is borne out by these excellent results and is another example of how St. Clair Health is creating a healthier region. St. Clair’s unwavering goal is to put every patient first, every single time.”
CMS said the Care Compare website and Stars Rating System are valuable consumer tools that provide helpful and important information on the safety and quality of the nation’s hospitals. These decision-making tools offer great transparency on hospital performance for a wide variety of users – patients, caregivers, families, and the broader health care industry.
Today’s announcement continues a tradition of excellence that is unsurpassed in western Pennsylvania. In addition to CMS, St. Clair this week also received national recognition from 100 Top Hospitals and The Leapfrog Group.
In recent years, St. Clair has received numerous accolades from not only CMS, but also from 100 Top Hospitals, The Leapfrog Group, U.S. News & World Report, Newsweek, CareChex, Healthgrades, and others. St. Clair remains western Pennsylvania’s exclusive member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network.
‘Expert Care From People Who Care’ Is Foundation of Rating
The Leapfrog Group, the nation’s leading patient safety watchdog, has released its new Hospital Safety Grades for Spring 2021, awarding St. Clair Health an “A” for its demonstrated record of preventing patient harm.
St. Clair is one of only 39 hospitals across the country to have earned 18 “As” in a row and the only hospital in Pennsylvania to have done so, placing St. Clair amongst the top 1.5 percent of hospitals in the country and the leader in the region for patient safety.
Developed under the guidance of a national Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses up to 27 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to more than 2,700 acute care hospitals twice a year. The Safety Grade assigns letter grades of A, B, C, D and F to hospitals nationwide based on their performance in preventing medical errors, injuries, accidents, infections and other harms.
“An ‘A’ safety grade is an elite designation that your community should be proud of,” said Leah Binder, President and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “The past year has been extraordinarily difficult for hospitals, but St. Clair Health shows us it is possible to keep a laser focus on patients and their safety, no matter what it takes.”
Diane L. Puccetti, R.N., BSN, MS, Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer at St. Clair, said, “Our mission to put patients first is built into the culture at St. Clair and prioritizes patient safety by providing an environment of care that protects patients from harm.”
Today’s announcement continues a tradition of excellence that is unsurpassed in western Pennsylvania. In addition to The Leapfrog Group, St. Clair this week also was named among the 100 Top Hospitals for the fourth consecutive year. It is the sixth time since 2012 that St. Clair has received this honor, and the seventh overall, the most in western Pennsylvania.
In recent years, St. Clair has received numerous accolades from not only The Leapfrog Group, 100 Top Hospitals, but also from The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, U.S. News & World Report, Newsweek, CareChex, Healthgrades, and others. St. Clair remains western Pennsylvania’s exclusive member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network.