Grand View Hospital Announces Retirement of CEO Dr. Stuart H. Fine
|(June 20, 2012) SELLERSVILLE, Pa – Grand View Hospital announced today that Dr. Stuart H. Fine, the Philadelphia region’s longest serving hospital President & Chief Executive Officer, plans to retire from his position in 2013. Fine has served as Grand View’s CEO for 25 years, having assumed that role in 1987.
“Serving as Grand View’s CEO has been a phenomenally rewarding experience – one for which I will be eternally grateful,” said Fine. “This is an outstanding organization that’s comprised of wonderful people at all levels. It’s truly been an honor and a privilege to participate in this organization’s leadership and to further its mission of service.”
“Stu has led Grand View through 25 years of tumultuous change,” said William S. Aichele, Chairman of the Grand View Hospital Board of Trustees. “Under his leadership Grand View has provided care of increasingly excellent quality to our community while modernizing and expanding the Hospital’s facilities, dramatically strengthening our finances, expanding the employed and independent medical staff, and adding numerous new services, programs and state of the art technologies. Grand View’s Medicare quality scores are at the top of the list for all hospitals in the Commonwealth. The organization carries an ‘A’ bond rating. We’ve achieved Medicare “Meaningful Use” status, along with HIMSS “Most Wired” and Stage 6 recognition for our electronic health record systems. Grand View has been awarded multiple specialty accreditations from The Joint Commission, and numerous other quality awards. I could go on and on. Suffice it to say that our Hospital’s superior status is a testament to Stu Fine’s efforts in leading Grand View. Our organization is certainly much better and more advanced for his having been its leader.”
“The Grand View Health Foundation and our structure were created on Stu’s watch,” said Mary Anne Poatsy, Foundation Board Chairman. “But Stu’s broader legacy includes other notable things, such as his role in forming the Bucks County Health Improvement Partnership, creating and leading the Cassatt Insurance Company Risk Retention Group, creating a medical careers program with the Palisades School District, forming Grand View Medical Practices, structuring clinical collaborations and business partnerships with such organizations as Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and Lehigh Valley Health Network, and creating our network of Outpatient Centers. Grand View bears little resemblance to the small, narrowly focused hospital that it was when Stu first joined us. We sincerely appreciate how much he has accomplished for our community.”
“The timing of our transition to new leadership at Grand View remains to be worked through,” said Fine. “Grand View is blessed with a strong and active Board, and has in place a good and seasoned
Senior Management Team. The Board has asked that I continue in my role until my successor is comfortably in place. Beyond that I’ve agreed to assist with special initiatives and projects as may
be requested by the Board.”
Asked about his future, Fine indicated that his plans remain to be finalized. “I’m just 57 years old. That’s much too young to retire outright. I still find my life’s work to be stimulating and challenging. But I’ve been invited to consider other career interests in business and education, and need to weigh those alternatives before deciding on next steps. After serving as a health system CEO in North Carolina and in Pennsylvania for a combined total of more than 30 years, I need to refresh myself. My wife is retiring this summer, and we’re looking forward to taking a much needed vacation.”
A native of Framingham, MA, Fine earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Planning & Administration from The Pennsylvania State University, a Master of Business Administration degree in Health Administration from Temple University, and a Doctorate in Health Administration from Medical University of South Carolina. He is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and The College of Physicians of Philadelphia. Fine currently serves as Chairman of VHA East Coast, and is immediate Past-Chairman of both The Delaware Valley Healthcare Council and Cassatt Insurance Company, LTD. He also serves on the Governing Boards of The Seeing Eye, Hospital & Healthcare Association of PA, Lutheran Community at Telford CCRC, PA Health Care Cost Containment Council and Bucks County Health Improvement Partnership. Stu and his wife Sandy reside in Horsham, Montgomery County.