WellSpan Health taps COO to be next president, CEO

Dr. Kevin Mosser. Photo/Submitted

Dr. Kevin H. Mosser will become the first physician to lead York-based WellSpan Health when he assumes the role Oct. 1, the organization’s board of directors announced today.

Mosser will succeed Bruce M. Bartels, who will retire after 25 years.
“As the American health care system and our communities transform to meet the needs of an aging population and other challenges, Dr. Mosser is prepared to lead WellSpan into a bright future,” said Janice E. Herrold, chairwoman of the WellSpan Health board. “Based on his contributions to the organization’s culture of collaboration and its long‐range strategic plan, we believe that he will continue the tradition of outstanding local leadership, excellent clinical care and community partnerships established by Bruce Bartels and those who served before him.”
Mosser’s career at WellSpan is as follows:

  • 1979‐1982: resident physician, York Hospital Family Practice Residency Program
  • 1982–90: practicing physician and partner, Dallastown Family Practice
  • 1990–95: associate director, York Hospital Family Practice Residency Program
  • 1994–95: medical director, York Health Plan (South Central Preferred)
  • 1995–98: medical director, WellSpan Medical Group
  • 1998–2004: senior vice president for physician practice management, WellSpan Health; executive director, WellSpan Medical Group
  • 2004–10: senior vice president, WellSpan Health; president, WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital
  • 2010–13: executive vice president and chief operating officer

Mosser, a native of Jim Thorpe, holds a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from the University of Pennsylvania and a medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. According to a news release, he led WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital through significant improvements in service, quality and efficiency; played an important role in the development of WellSpan’s Adams County system of care, which now includes an outpatient surgery center, an outpatient cancer center, several ambulatory facilities, and primary and subspecialty physician offices; and has focused on performance improvement and enhancing integration and care coordination across WellSpan’s continuum of care.
Described as an active leader within the local health care profession and the communities of York and Adams counties, Mosser currently serves as chairman of the Pennsylvania Trauma Systems Foundation Board and the Community Advisory Board of Penn State Mont‐Alto. He previously served on the executive committee of the Hospital and Health System Association of Pennsylvania’s Small Hospital Council and on the board of Big Brothers Big Sisters of York and Adams counties.
WellSpan is the largest community‐based, nonprofit health care organization in Central Pennsylvania and provides care through a multispecialty medical group of more than 500 providers, three hospitals, a home health division and 50 outpatient locations.

Heather Stauffer

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