Lebanon-based WellSpan Good Samaritan Hospital’s vice president of patient care services and chief nursing officer will be leading the hospital as its president starting Feb. 6.
WellSpan Health announced this week that Patty Donley will take on the role of vice president for the health system and president of WellSpan Good Samaritan Hospital.
Donley has served as vice president of patient care service and chief nursing officer at the hospital since 2017.
“Patty Donley brings the ideal background, experience and skills to this leadership position,” said Carrie Willetts, senior vice president of WellSpan Health’s East Region. “Having been with WellSpan for 28 years, she has a familiarity and understanding of the importance in cultivating a strong culture of engagement and pride amongst our team members that will ultimately help shape the care and experience we provide for our patients.”
Donley will be responsible for the day-to-day operating activities and will oversee the performance improvement and patient experience initiatives of the 170-bed acute care hospital. She will also serve as the executive leader for WellSpan’s system of care in Lebanon County.
“Good Samaritan has been the health care provider for Lebanon County for more than 130 years and I believe that deeply rooted community connection is extremely important,” Donley said. “I’m looking forward in continuing to serve this great community in a new capacity and also work to ensure we create a truly exceptional patient experiences for all who come through our doors.”
Donley succeeds Tom Harlow as president of the hospital, who retires this month.