Wednesday, November 29, 2017

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. – Patrick O’Donnell, president and chief executive officer of Summit Health, presented the fiscal year 2017 annual report at Chambersburg Hospital’s and Waynesboro Hospital’s Board of Directors Annual Meetings on Tuesday, Nov. 28.

O’Donnell addressed the board members and those in attendance, sharing with them highlights of the year, including an uptick in admissions to Chambersburg Hospital and Waynesboro Hospital and increased visits to affiliated physician practices.

Summit Health reported revenue of $552.3 million for fiscal year 2016-17 in their 2017 annual report, up from $472.2 million reported in 2016. Summit Health invested more than $57.1 million into the community, of that, more than $32.5 million was put towards charity care.

“Each year as we take this time to look over the accomplishments of Summit Health, the new services, new staff, new locations, our financial contribution to the community, our ability to bring specialized medical services close to home, I often reflect on what it all means,” O’Donnell said. “We have boots on the ground working to determine what our community needs so we can help raise awareness and rally behind those issues.”

In the past year, Summit Health has added new specialties including pediatric endocrinology and sports medicine, as well as has hired a fellowship-trained breast surgeon and two additional general surgeons.

At the meeting O’Donnell also shared the organization’s new vision statement: Local, comprehensive care; inspiring life for a healthier life.

“By inspiring hope for a healthier life through all we do, in all ways, always, we at Summit Health have the power to touch many lives both inside and outside of our walls,” O’Donnell explained.

The report outlines many of the health system’s community benefit programs and awards. To view the complete report, click here.