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Hospital Leadership

Executive Leadership

Andrew Rush

Chief Executive Officer of Somerset Hospital
Chief Executive Officer of Somerset Health Services

Andrew Rush, MBA, MPT serves as the Chief Executive Officer for Somerset Hospital and Somerset Health Services Inc. He is also the President of Somerset Med Services and Twin Lakes Center for Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation. For 5 years, Andrew served Somerset Hospital as Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Andrew started his career with Somerset Hospital in 2000, serving as the Director of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Services. He continued his career at Somerset Hospital 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 currently on the path to fellowship with the American College of Healthcare Professionals.


 Matthew Kociola

Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Somerset Hospital

Matthew Kociola serves as Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President of Somerset Hospital. Matt is a graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania, earning a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. He started his career at Somerset Hospital in 1989 as the Director of Accounting, later serving as Finance Director and most recently as Assistant Vice President, Finance. He serves as the Vice Chair of the Somerset County Redevelopment Authority and is a member of the Hospital Financial Management Association.


Senior Managers

Robert King
Vice President of Surgical Services and Safety Officer


Suellen Lichtenfels
Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer


Mark Miller
Senior Director of Support Services


Pamela Ream
Vice President of Administrative Services


Board of Directors

Chairman, Krista Mathias

1st Vice Chairman, Mark Bower

2nd Vice Chairman, Tom Skelton

Secretary, Catherine Poorbaugh

Treasurer, Brad Cober

Asst. Secretary/Treasurer, John Cupps

Nathaniel Barbera

Ajay Singh, M.D.

Michelle Moon

Sharon Clapper

Vince Jacob

Frederic Rosemeyer

Linda Fetterolf

Ron Aldom

Bruce Shipley

Suzanne Sturni

Jayesh Desai, M.D.

Mark Yaros, M.D.