UPMC: New President Named for UPMC Carlisle

UPMC announced today the appointment of Jarrod Johnson, M.B.A., N.H.A, F.A.C.H.E., as president of UPMC Carlisle. Johnson succeeds Lou Baverso, who continues to serve as chief operating officer, UPMC Pinnacle, and president of the Central Region, and has oversight for UPMC Pinnacle Community Osteopathic, Harrisburg and West Shore hospitals.


“Jarrod brings more than 25 years of health care and hospital leadership to our region,” said Philip Guarneschelli, president, UPMC Pinnacle. “His experience with service line leadership and his strategic vision for growing clinical programs will provide a smooth transition and ensure a bright future for UPMC Carlisle.”


Johnson recently served as chief operating officer of John H. Stroger Hospital, the flagship campus of the Cook County Health and Hospital System (CCHHS) in Chicago. Before joining CCHHS Johnson served as senior vice president of operations with Erie County Medical Center in Buffalo, N.Y. Prior to that, he spent 18 years overseeing multiple clinical service lines and ancillary departments and directing ambulatory clinics for several health systems.


“I believe in the value and positive impact of servant leadership and relationship building and look forward to working with the strong teams at UPMC,” said Johnson. “Together, we are fully committed to patient-centered care and providing an outstanding experience for our patients and staff.”


Johnson is originally from New Jersey and attended Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pa., where he played football. After graduation, he played professionally for four years, in the NFL and the Canadian Football League. He completed his MBA with a concentration in health care administration from Howard University.

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