Medical Center Pays Tribute to its Community Health Council at 31st Annual Community Recognition Night

Among those attending Jefferson Regional Medical Center’s annual Community Recognition Night were, from left: Richard Collins Jr., MD, executive vice president and chief medical officer; Marv Levin, president, Community Health Council; Dan Onorato, executive vice president, chief external affairs and communication officer, Highmark; Jim Cooper, senior executive vice president; John Dempster, president and CEO; State Rep. Rick Saccone, and Charles Modispacher, chairperson, board of directors.

Members of Jefferson Regional Community Health Council were honored for their service at the 31st annual Community Recognition Night on Wednesday, Aug. 22 in the Bibro Pavilion on the Jefferson Regional Medical Center campus in Jefferson Hills.

John Dempster, president and CEO, thanked the council for being the ambassadors for Jefferson Regional’s healthcare programs and services. “You are supporters of our promise to provide high-quality, cost-effective, community-based care,” he said. “You are our partners for the future and we value that partnership.”

Mr. Dempster also shared details of Jefferson Regional’s strategic partnership with Highmark at the program and dinner attended by 100 local community and hospital leaders. He said the community will benefit from many new services and programs as a result of the partnership.

Also speaking about the Highmark-Jefferson affiliation was Highmark spokesman Dan Onorato, who said that Jefferson Regional Medical Center will be the southern hub of Highmark’s integrated delivery system.

“Our partnership will ensure that the medical center continues to provide high-quality healthcare, greater care coordination through innovative technologies and more healthcare services to provide a satisfying care experience for your patients,” Mr. Onorato said. “Specifically, we will provide financial assistance that will ensure the sustainability of the high-quality medical care that has become synonymous with Jefferson.”

Both Congressman Tim Murphy and State Rep. Rick Saccone praised members of Community Health Council for their volunteer efforts on behalf of Jefferson Regional. Also offering comments were Marv Levin, president, Community Health Council, and Charles Modispacher, chairperson, board of directors. Entertainment was by comedian David Kaye.

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