Wyoming County Community Health System will start the new year with new leadership, with Joseph McTernan assuming the CEO post on Jan. 1.

He takes over for Donald Eichenauer, who retired after a seven-year tenure. He informed the board of his plans to retire last year, prompting a national search.

McTernan joined the hospital in August as senior executive officer, and has spent the past four months working with Eichenauer and the management team.

He comes to the region from Elizabeth, New Jersey,