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Atlantic General Hospital Welcomes New Chief Financial Officer

Atlantic General Hospital Welcomes New Chief Financial Officer

Atlantic General Hospital and Health System officials have announced that James Kanuch joins the organization this month to serve as the new vice president of finance and chief financial officer. Kanuch succeeds Cheryl Nottingham, who has served in this role since 1998 and will retire in April.

Kanuch brings 30 years of financial and operational experience to his new role from Allegheny Health Network (AHN), a leading health care provider in western Pennsylvania. He has held a variety of leadership positions with AHN, most recently as senior vice president of finance for AHN’s 1,300+ member system of medical practices.

Kanuch holds a Master of Business Administration from Robert Morris University and an Executive Leadership Program Certificate from the Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania. He is an alumnus of Geneva College, in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, where he earned his Bachelor of Science in accounting and business administration.

“Jim’s varied background in health care delivery and his experience leading financial operations will be invaluable as we navigate the complex challenges in our industry,” said Don Owrey, president and CEO of Atlantic General Hospital and Health System. “I am excited to have Jim join our team, contribute to our strategic thought, and drive transformation to improve organizational success. I also want to acknowledge the excellent leadership Cheryl Nottingham has provided over the past 25 years. She has guided the financial stability of our hospital and I thank her for her many contributions and the institutional knowledge she will provide to Jim during the transition.”

“I’m excited to join Atlantic General Hospital and Health System and help continue the progress the organization has made in their mission to create a healthy community,” Kanuch said. “Working in health care finance has never been more challenging, or more rewarding, as the role of hospitals and their place in the communities they serve continue to evolve dramatically. I look forward to taking on that challenge at Atlantic General.”