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Hospital Leadership

Executive Management Group

Andrew Rush, MBA, MPT

President, UPMC Somerset

Andrew Rush, MBA, MPT serves as the President of UPMC Somerset. He is also the President of Somerset Med Services and Twin Lakes Center for Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation. For 5 years, Andrew served UPMC Somerset as Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Andrew started his career with UPMC Somerset in 2000, serving as the Director of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Services. He continued his career at UPMC Somerset as the director of various service lines including occupational health, orthopedics, sports medicine, and community outreach. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology from the University of Pittsburgh, a Master of Science in Physical Therapy from Saint Francis University and a Master of Business Administration, Health Care Administration from Saint Francis University. He also played professional baseball for six years with the Boston Red Sox and San Diego Padres. He is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association. He also serves as a member of the Allied Health Advisory Council for the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, the Exercise Physiology Advisory Board for Saint Francis University and is a member of the Somerset Area Little League Board of Directors. Andrew is married to Jennifer and is the father to three daughters: Sofia, Sydney and Emily. He is a member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church.

Kristine Keefer Wolff, DNP, NEA-BC, RN

Vice President, Patient Care Services
Chief Nursing Officer

Kristine Keefer Wolff, DNP, NEA-BC, RN, is the vice president, Patient Care Services, and chief nursing officer, UPMC Somerset.

Prior to her role at UPMC Somerset, Kris, was senior director, Clinical Operations, UPMC Center for Nursing Excellence. She has been responsible for supporting and modeling a caring, service-oriented, and professional culture across UPMC. Kris has proven success driving high-performance outcomes in patient experience, employee engagement, quality, patient safety, service excellence and fiscal responsibility. She has had operational responsibility overseeing System Nursing Resources across UPMC and served as the director of nursing at UPMC Presbyterian. Kris has also served as the clinical liaison with the system Emergency Management and Preparedness team, and is a founding member of the Infectious Disease Unit planning and implementation team. She has led the systemwide Professional Practice and Nursing Inclusion Councils. Kris will continue to serve as co-chair of the cross functional UPMC Experience Impact Team focusing on Standards of Behavior, Rewards and Recognition, and Workplace of Choice.

She is a three-time graduate of the University of Pittsburgh earning Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP), Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), and Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degrees. The focus of her doctoral capstone was implementation of a nursing peer review program for patient safety events to support a Just Culture. Kris is board specialty certified as Nurse Executive, Advanced (NEA-BC), and is a graduate of the UPMC Leadership Development Intensive. Kris has received UPMC’s Award for Commitment and Excellence in Service (ACES), and she has been named a Cameos of Caring™ honoree for Advanced Practice in Leadership.

Board of Directors

Board Chair, Krista Mathias

Vice Chair, Mark Bower

Secretary, Tom Skelton

Treasurer, John Cupps

David Burwell, MD, MBA

Jayesh Desai, MD

David T. Martin

David Russell

Mark Yaros, MD

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