The region’s smallest hospital has a new executive in its biggest role.

Karen Surkala becomes president July 22 at Westfield Memorial Hospital, an affiliate of St. Vincent Hospital and the Allegheny Health Network just over the state line in Pennsylvania. She takes over for Valarie Jackson, who spent less than a year in the post and passed away suddenly in March.*

She brings more than 30 years’ experience in the health care field, most recently as CEO of Select Specialty Hospital in Erie,…






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