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Health system names RGHS regional president

By WILL ASTOR - 3/17/2014 4:07:54 PM

Rochester General Health System has named the top administrator for Newark-Wayne Community Hospital in Wayne County and Clifton Springs Hospital & Clinic in Ontario County, RGHS officials said Monday.

Rob Cercek, Rochester General Hospital vice president of operations, is slated to start in the newly created post of RGHS regional president after RGHS and Clifton Springs complete their merger—expected later this year.

“Rob’s track record of success in managing complex operational change and clinical integration across our system, as well as his team-oriented approach to leadership, make him uniquely qualified for this vital new executive role,” RGHS president and CEO Mark Clement said.

Newark-Wayne has been part of RGHS since 1997. The Wayne County hospital’s current president, Mark Klyczek, is slated to move into a systemwide post overseeing RGHS’ oncology, pharmacy and respiratory therapy service lines.

RGHS announced two weeks ago it also inked a merger deal with Batavia’s United Memorial Health System in Genesee County. Terms laid out in a memorandum of understanding call for United Memorial CEO Mark Schoell to continue to head the Batavia system.

The United Memorial merger along with the Clifton Springs merger and a plan in the works since last year for RGHS and Unity Health System to merge would create a five-hospital system spanning four counties.

Unity and RGHS officials expect to see all of the mergers completed before the year ends.
    
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