CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. Patrick O’Donnell, president and chief executive officer of Summit Health presented the fiscal year 2013 annual report at Chambersburg Hospital’s and Waynesboro Hospital’s Board of Directors Annual Meetings on Tuesday, Nov. 26.

O’Donnell addressed the board members and those in attendance regarding his vision for the future.

“No matter what changes happen around us, we need to remain relevant,” O’Donnell said. “We do this through keeping quality up, costs down, and improving the patient experience.”

Summit Health by the Numbers
Summit Health reported revenue of nearly $434 million for fiscal year 2012-13 in their 2013 annual report.

The report, released today, which is available at, outlines many of the health system’s community benefit programs and awards.

Although Summit Health reports a decline in births, surgeries, admissions, emergency department visits and lab tests performed at both Chambersburg Hospital and Waynesboro Hospital in fiscal year 2012–13, the health system did see an increase in physician office visits.

Also up was Summit Health’s community benefit, which includes money that was invested in the community through items like health fairs, volunteering, grants, research, emergency preparedness, medical equipment, scholarships, etc., increasing to $51.2 million from $42.6 million last year. Community benefit also includes charity care, or care provided to patients unable to pay, which decreased to $22.8 million – about $5 million less than last year’s total.

An Award-Winning Year
Summit Health affiliates were recognized regionally and nationally for performance.  The annual report lists the following:

  • Waynesboro Hospital ranked among the top 10 percent in the U.S. for outstanding patient safety according to HealthGrades.
  • Chambersburg Hospital received the Platinum Performance Achievement Award from the American College of Cardiology Foundation for exceptional care for heart attack patients. Our hospital is one of only 164 in the nation to receive the award.
  • Waynesboro Hospital received the Top Performer Award from the Joint Commission for using evidence-based treatments to care for patients. The award was only presented to the top 18 percent of hospitals across the country.
  • Chambersburg Hospital received the Mission: Lifeline Gold Performance Achievement Award from the American Heart Association for higher standards of care and better outcomes for heart attack patients. Our hospital was the only one in Pennsylvania to receive this award.
  • Waynesboro Hospital received the Above & Beyond Award for Excellence in Healthcare from the Pennsylvania Department of Health. We were 1 of only 7 hospitals to receive the award.
  • Chambersburg Hospital received the 5-Star Community Value Award from Cleverley + Associates for lower costs, lower charges, using financial resources efficiently, operating with a high degree of community value, and providing high-quality patient care.
  • Summit Cancer & Hematology Services received the Corporate Excellence Award from the American Cancer Society for employee giving, customer engagement, and volunteerism.
  • Chambersburg Hospital received the Property Improvement Award from the Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce in recognition of the hospital’s $100 million King Street Addition.
  • Waynesboro Hospital received the Patient Care Excellence Award from VHA Mid-Atlantic for extraordinary patient safety and clinical performance.
  • Chambersburg Hospital received the Stroke Bronze Award from the American Heart Association & American Stroke Association for excellence in stroke care.

To view the complete report, visit


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.

More information is available at and

Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Patrick O'Donnell, President and Chief Executive Officer of Summit Health