President & CEO
As President and CEO, shaping organizational culture and driving strategy rise to the top of the list of duties. “At WellSpan, we are reimagining healthcare as a trusted partner leading in value, and each day, this vision is brought to life by inspiring 20,000 talented team members to achieve our goals,” Gapstur said.
She is in her third year serving as president and CEO as WellSpan Health. She has over 25 years of healthcare leadership experience working in group practice, academic, and integrated healthcare systems, including health plan operations.
Gapstur said becoming the leader of southcentral Pennsylvania’s most comprehensive care delivery system has been the highlight of her career. “I am immensely proud of the way WellSpan has served the needs of our communities during the COVID-19 pandemic while our physicians and teams remain committed to excellent clinical care and exceptional experience,” she said.
As an optimist, she sees challenges as opportunities. During difficult times, Gapstur said she channels advice from her my mom and grandmother—“never give up”. “It has guided me to persevere, both personally and professionally. It has shaped who I am and the lens I use to evaluate situations. I have a strong sense of resiliency because of my internal compass,” she said.
She enjoys hiking the beautiful trails in Pennsylvania, reading and traveling. She and her husband have four daughters and three grandchildren who live in Minnesota and Tennessee; even though the family is separated by a distance, they use technology to stay connected. Gapstur said she starts and ends her day playing with the family’s miniature pinscher, Jack.
This profile is part of Central Penn Business Journal's Power 100 list for 2021. Information used in this profile was sourced from the honoree. See the full list at cpbj.com or in our digital edition.