Bradford Regional Medical Center (BRMC) and Olean General Hospital (OGH), members of Upper Allegheny Health System, (UAHS) announce the appointment of Scott Bonderoff, MBA as the new interim chief operating officer.
He joins UAHS with over 30 years of experience in healthcare with the last 20 years advancing through the ranks at Bassett Healthcare Network in Cooperstown, NY. He was most recently the vice president of clinical support services within the healthcare network that oversees 34 health centers, 14 school-based centers, 6 hospitals, 3 cancer treatment centers, nursing and home health services and a variety other healthcare related services along with the Bassett Medical Group.
Bonderoff earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology from SUNY College at Oneonta in Oneonta, NY and his master’s degree in business administration at Binghamton University in Binghamton, NY. He is also a member of the Medical Group Management Association and the American College of Healthcare Executives. A resident of Cooperstown, NY, Bonderoff, is active volunteering his time through various community, business, and sports organizations.
“Scott will do great things for our healthcare system. His versatile experience is impressive which will benefit our organization with him stepping in as interim COO,” said Jill Owens, MD, president, BRMC, OGH. “He will be able to continue to execute the current operational and financial initiatives that Dave DiBacco started. These initiatives will help strengthen us financially, improve the care we provide, and allow us to continue to expand services.”
With Bonderoff stepping into the role of interim chief operating officer, David DiBacco, who has held the position since May 2022 will be returning to his permanent position as vice president, chief operating officer at Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital and DeGraff Medical Park, both Kaleida Health facilities. He temporarily left his role to help spearhead initiatives at Upper Allegheny Health System that have improved efficiency while cutting costs.
“Dave has been a blessing for UAHS! Even though he was with us for a short six months, his impact on the organization has already made a big difference,” said Dr. Owens. “This administration is looking to continue to enhance the healthcare provided to the Bradford, Olean, and surrounding communities through providing more efficient and quality care.”
Since taking the role of president in May 2022, Dr. Owens and her administration have been busy executing initiatives, saving the organization over $14 million this year. However, rising costs, supply chain disruptions, lower than normal volumes, staffing shortages, and lower reimbursement rates continue to plague the healthcare industry since the start of the pandemic. This is a national problem not only affecting our local hospitals but also affecting other rural hospitals and healthcare giants across the United States, with some showing billions of dollars in losses this year.
Bonderoff’s experience and knowledge about the healthcare industry will continue to help UAHS administration move the needle in the right direction. Leadership will continue to focus on enhancing the quality of care provided throughout UAHS to continue to be the region’s choice for healthcare.
Photo Caption: Scott Bonderoff, MBA is named interim chief operating officer of UAHS.