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Thomas Chakurda

Thomas Chakurda, Vice President and Chief Marketing and Communications Officer

Thomas Chakurda brings over 30 years of experience as a senior level healthcare communications executive to his role at Excela Health as Chief Marketing and Communications Officer. Prior to joining Excela Health in 2019, Mr. Chakurda held the position of Vice President for Communications at Boca Raton Regional Hospital in Boca Raton, FL, for 10 years. There, he was part of a senior executive team that produced a $125 million bottom-line improvement for the organization and helped to position the institution as the highest ranked Best Regional Hospital in Palm Beach County by U.S. News & World Report. In 1988, Mr. Chakurda joined Allegheny General Hospital and its parent organization as Assistant Vice President for Communications. In 1990, he was promoted to Vice President Mr. Chakurda also served as Vice President for Communications at West Penn Allegheny Health System for over a decade. He served as Director of Media Relations for Presbyterian-University Hospital and then joined Ketchum Public Relations as a Senior Account Executive. A native of Pittsburgh, Mr. Chakurda received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from the University of Pittsburgh.

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