Penn State Health names CFO for Hershey Medical Center, Medical Group

June 24, 2019

HERSHEY, Pa. — Eric Strucko has accepted the position of senior vice president and chief financial officer of Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and Penn State Health Medical Group, effective July 1. He joins the finance team led by Paula Tinch, chief financial officer for Penn State Health.

In his new role, Strucko will be responsible for business planning and execution, financial reporting and analysis, and operating and capital budgeting for Hershey Medical Center, as well as both the community and academic practice divisions of the Medical Group. He also will be involved in accounting, revenue management, faculty and physician compensation plans, and Penn State Health strategy.

Strucko has served the Penn State College of Medicine since 2015 as associate vice president for finance and business and controller. He will remain connected to the College of Medicine's finance and business operations during the ongoing transition period as the college conducts a national search for a new dean.

Strucko previously served as chief financial officer for the University of Virginia Physicians Group, the physician practice arm of the University of Virginia Health System. In 2010, he also served as the group’s interim chief executive officer for six months.

In addition, Strucko was vice president and director of financial planning and analysis for the CFA Institute, director of budget and manager of financial planning and analysis for the University of Virginia Medical Center, held various roles as a financial analyst for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, and served for two years as a budget specialist in the U.S. Office of Management and Budget during the Clinton administration.

Strucko earned a bachelor’s degree in political science and business administration from Vanderbilt University and holds several graduate degrees, including a master of public administration from George Washington University, a master of public policy from Georgetown University, and a master of public health from the University of Virginia. He is currently working on a doctorate in health administration at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Last Updated June 24, 2019