Tuesday July 11, 2017

Oswego Health Welcomes New President, CEO

Michael A. Harlovic brings experience, knowledge to the table


    Oswego Health recently welcomed its new president and CEO, Michael Harlovic, to the health system and community.

    “The board and I believe the community will find Michael possesses the necessary leadership skills and experiences that will allow Oswego Health to build upon its recent exceptional advances in quality care and customer experience,” said Oswego Health board chairman Adam Gagas, who also led the CEO search committee. “We look forward to working with him as he continues the development of quality initiatives and new health care services needed by community residents.”

    Harlovic arrives at Oswego Health with more than 31 years of health care experience, having started his career as a registered nurse and steadily advancing through the years to the position of president and CEO of Allegheny General Hospital, located in Pittsburgh.

    Allegheny General Hospital is one of eight hospitals located in western Pennsylvania and New York that are a part of Highmark Health, a vertical integrated diverse health services company, offering insurance and other health-related services to individuals in 50 states.

    While serving as president and CEO at Allegheny General, Harlovic developed successful patient experience initiatives, oversaw some $2.3 billion in gross revenues and developed innovative programs that recruited and retained physicians and staff.

    Most of Harlovic’s health care career was spent at Allegheny Valley Hospital, part of the same health care network that serves the northern and eastern suburbs of Pittsburgh. Harlovic has compared this 200-bed facility where he worked for 21 years to Oswego Health, in terms of the size of the service area, the number of employees, having outpatient centers and distance to a larger city.

    Harlovic said he has been impressed with the staff and community members he has met. “Everyone has been welcoming, friendly and helpful,” he said. “I am excited to be here and be a part of Oswego Health’s continuing transformation into the community’s number-one choice for health care services.”