TYRONE – Stephen Gildea, chief executive officer at Tyrone Hospital was recently featured in Pennsylvania Business Central as one of the “Top 100 People” along with other outstanding professionals from across the central Pennsylvania region. This honor reflects the amazing progress at Tyrone Hospital over the past few years.
Annually, nominations for business leaders who have made an impact are submitted to Pennsylvania Business Central for consideration for the list of Top 100 People. Pennsylvania Business Central noted that hard work, an interest in education, entrepreneurial spirit, a willingness to take risks and strive for excellence was a theme among the leaders selected for the Top 100 People list.
Gildea has served as CEO at Tyrone Hospital since June 2009.
When Gildea came on board as Tyrone Hospital’s CEO in June 2009, the facility had been under Chapter 11 protection since 2006 and was facing imminent closure mainly because of a $4 million lawsuit a court upheld against the hospital.
It took Gildea less than a year to draft a reorganization plan that was approved by a federal bankruptcy judge. Pulling the hospital from the brink of insolvency and putting it on the path to profitability is something Gildea lists as among his proudest accomplishments.
In fact, the St. Francis University and Penn State grad has built a growing list of accomplishments at Tyrone, including achieving Highmark and Medicare 100 percent or better success for quality of care, infrastructure upgrades, a hospitalist program, the Tyrone Hospital Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Clinic, which is staffed by University Orthopedics and Blair Orthopedics, the Tyrone Hospital Foundation, the Breast Cancer & Women’s Health Institute of Central Pennsylvania and an occupational medicine program.
Gildea and his wife, Deanne, have five children, ranging in age from a sixth-grader to a 26-year old Penn State grad. He serves on the Tyrone Area Chamber of Commerce board, is an Operation Our Town Northern Blair Roundtable member and sat on the Southern Alleghenies Red Cross board. Gildea also serves on the Alliance of Families Fighting Pancreatic Cancer board and works on the Griff’s Run and Gun planning committee, which raises money for pancreatic cancer research.
Pennsylvania Business Central is based in State College and publishes a bi-weekly business journal that reaches more than 20 counties in Pennsylvania.