Allegheny Valley Hospital CEO to deliver commencement address

Ned Laubacher, executive vice president of the eastern corridor and chief executive officer for Allegheny Valley Hospital and Forbes Regional Hospital of the West Penn Allegheny Health System, will be the principle speaker at Penn State New Kensington’s spring commencement ceremony at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 4, in the Athletics Center.

Laubacher is responsible for strategy, operations and performance for both hospitals. With more than 22 years in managing health care organizations, he has considerable experience in the areas of finance, strategic planning, outpatient and service line development, mergers and acquisitions, large medical group operations and business development.

During his four-year tenure as Allegheny Valley CEO, the health care facility was named the fifth best hospital in western Pennsylvania by U.S. News & World Report. Prior to joining the hospital, Laubacher was the CEO of an outpatient surgery center, a durable medical equipment company, a home health and hospice company, and a national radiation oncology business. He also served as the chief operating officer of the health care consulting practice for PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Laubacher is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles, where he earned dual master’s degrees -- health services management and master of business administration. He resides in Wexford with his wife and four children.

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Last Updated April 24, 2013