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Excela Health CEO John Sphon Among PA Business Central’s Top 100 People for 2020

GREENSBURG, PA, February 19 – Excela Health Chief Executive Officer John Sphon is among Pennsylvania Business Central's Top 100 People for 2020 and is featured in the publication's January edition.

“I am proud of this distinction, not only for myself but for our entire organization,” Sphon said of the recognition. “This honor is a reflection of the collective efforts of the entire Excela Health team.”

The publication lauded Sphon as: “Highly skilled in such areas as business
development and operations he has made a career of establishing and nurturing
effective business relationships and employee engagement.”

Sphon became Excela Health’s CEO in December 2019, following eight months as interim Chief Executive. From 2008 through 2019, Sphon was CEO of MedCare Equipment Co., LLC, an Excela Health affiliate providing durable medical equipment and supplies throughout western Pennsylvania, eastern Ohio, northern West Virginia, and southern New York. His healthcare career spans parts of four decades, including leadership roles with the health system's Ambulatory and Diversified Services and Physician Practices.

In 2010, he earned The Pacesetter Award from the Pittsburgh Business Times in recognition of how MedCare’s affiliation grew into a partnership with eight health systems, including Excela Health where the company originated in the 1980s.

A resident and native of Westmoreland County, Sphon earned both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He is on the Board of Directors of the Economic Growth Connection and a member of the Westmoreland County Chamber of Commerce.

Excela Health, a 578-bed, tertiary-based health System in Westmoreland County, PA,
includes three hospitals – Excela Westmoreland Hospital, Excela Latrobe Hospital and
Excela Frick Hospital – and serves more than 23,000 inpatients, 700,000 outpatients
and 100,000 emergency visits annually. With more than 700 physicians and allied
health professionals and 4,800 employees, Excela is a regional leader in clinical areas
such as Cardiovascular Disease, Orthopedics, and Emergency Medicine.

The System has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report among the nation’s
Best Regional Hospitals.

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