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UPMC Susquehanna Sunbury Announces Leadership Transition

by UPMC Susquehanna


 Beginning April 1, 2019, UPMC Susquehanna Sunbury will welcome its new leader as current president and senior executive Robert Williams, retires. Robert Kane, president of UPMC Williamsport Regional Medical Center – Divine Providence Campus and system vice president of operations, will be promoted to president of both hospitals.

“Under Mr. Williams’ leadership, Sunbury has experienced significant, positive change,” said Steven P. Johnson, president, UPMC Susquehanna. “In 2018 alone, he oversaw major integration activities including facility renovations, a complete upgrade hospital IT systems, implementation of telehealth services for stroke, and the expansion of services such as rheumatology, urology, occupational health, and general surgery.”

Williams began his career in health care administration in 1987 at Mercy Health Care Center, now Guardian Elder Care, Newport Township, Pa., before becoming the chief executive officer of Mercy Special Care Hospital in Nanticoke and Scranton in 1993. He later assumed a role as an assistant chief executive officer of Wilkes-Barre General Hospital, Wilkes Barre, Pa., before transitioning in 2015 into his current role as president of Sunbury Community Hospital, now UPMC Susquehanna Sunbury.

Kane brings more than 44 years of health care expertise in strategic planning, clinical operations, facilities management, and patient care excellence. Under his leadership, UPMC Susquehanna has garnered numerous patient care and financial performance accolades.

“UPMC Susquehanna Sunbury has been a fixture of the Sunbury community since 1895,” says Kane. “Over that storied history, the hospital has been through many changes, but the people – the providers and employees – have always remained committed to providing convenient, affordable, quality health care right here in their community. I look forward to working with the dedicated and talented medical staff and employees in Sunbury ensuring that patients have access to the best care possible.”

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Pictured from left: Robert Williams, Steve Johnson, and Robert Kane