Guarneschelli has been with PinnacleHealth for more than 30 years, having most recently served as COO. He also served as interim president and CEO from March 2010 through June 2011.
Guarneschelli has overseen a range of projects for the health system, including serving on the leadership team for construction of the West Shore Hospital and the Ortenzio Cancer Center, according to a news release from the company.
Having lived in the Harrisburg area for more than 50 years, Guarneschelli has also held leadership positions in several community groups, including the local chapter of the Exchange Club and the International Facilities Management Association. He currently serves on committees with the American Heart Association, March of Dimes and Keystone Area Council Boy Scouts of America.
“Phil has the full confidence of the board, and he will continue as an exceptional leader in this new role,” said Steve Kusic, chairperson of PinnacleHealth System’s board of directors. “Phil has forged strong bonds within the PinnacleHealth family in part because of his commitment to team building, as well as his good humor and positive outlook.”
Young stepped down as PinnacleHealth’s CEO last Thursday to “seek an alternative career path,” PinnacleHealth spokeswoman Kelly McCall said last week. His resignation came a few months after the health system’s failed merger attempt with Derry Township-based Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.