CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. – Penn State University’s Health Policy and Administration department awarded John Massimilla, Chief Operating Officer for Chambersburg Hospital, with the department’s Alumni Service Award on Saturday, March 29.

According to the university’s website, the Alumni Service Award recognizes an alumnus or alumna of the College of Health and Human Development or College of Nursing who has positively impacted the quality of people's lives through service to others above and beyond their call of duty.

“It is a pleasure to serve the community,” Massimilla said. “This has been my family’s home for over 20 years, and I enjoy trying to do all I can to improve the well-being of my neighbors whether through my position at Summit Health, or through various community boards and committees.”

Massimilla is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives, and is currently a member of the Capitol Theatre Center Foundation Board. He is also an Advisory Board member of M&T Bank. 

He has served on the boards of the Franklin County Area Development Corporation, the United Way of Franklin County, Penn State Mont-Alto, Penn State-College of Health and Human Development Alumni Society at University Park, Kiwanis Club of Downtown Chambersburg Board, and the Guilford Area Athletic Association. 

Massimilla is a member of the Local Emergency Planning Committee, is on the Government Affairs Committee of the Chambersburg Area Chamber of Commerce and the Membership and Programs Committee of the Shippensburg Chamber of Commerce.

He has successfully chaired the United Way of Franklin County’s Campaign, Capitol Theatre’s Be-A-Star Campaign and the Keystone Area Council’s Boy Scout Breakfast.  He has served as president of the Shippensburg Chamber of Commerce, the Kiwanis Club of Downtown Chambersburg, and the Penn State-Mont Alto Advisory Board.

Massimilla has been the recipient of a Hospital Association of Pennsylvania Achievement Award, the Shippensburg Chamber of Commerce Gavel Award and has been named “Business Person of the Year” by both the Shippensburg and Chambersburg Chambers of Commerce.He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Health Planning and Administration from Penn State University, and a Master’s degree in Hospital and Health Administration from the University of Iowa.

Before joining Chambersburg Hospital and the Summit Health network, Massimilla served in several administrative positions at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia.

In 1990, he joined Chambersburg Hospital in his current position where he is responsible for most of the non-nursing departments, including inpatient rehabilitation, physical medicine, imaging, lab services, supply chain, support departments and construction projects, as well as several satellite locations.

“I am flattered to receive the award from Penn State, but I’m truly honored to serve my community alongside many people who – whether serving on a committee or board level, or in our hospitals and physician offices – always make the needs of others one of their top priorities.”


Summit Health is a non-profit network of hospitals and physician practices dedicated to building a healthier community.

As Franklin County's leading healthcare provider, Summit Health offers family care, specialists, lab and imaging services, a fitness center, two walk-in care centers, and two award-winning hospitals.

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Thursday, April 3, 2014
John Massimilla, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Chambersburg Hospital