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Penn State Health names CFO for Hershey Medical Center, Medical Group

Eric Strucko has accepted the position of senior vice president and chief financial officer of Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and Penn State Health Medical Group, effective July 1. He joins the finance team led by Paula Tinch, chief financial officer for Penn State Health.

In his new role, Strucko will be responsible for business planning and execution, financial reporting and analysis, and operating and capital budgeting for Hershey Medical Center and both community and academic practice divisions of the Medical Group. He will also be involved in accounting, revenue management, faculty/physician compensation plans and Penn State Health strategy.

Strucko has served Penn State College of Medicine since 2015 as associate vice president for finance and business, as well as controller. He will remain connected to the College of Medicine Finance and Business operations during the interim dean transition period toward the hiring of a permanent dean.

Strucko previously served as chief financial officer for the University of Virginia Physicians Group, the physician practice plan of the University of Virginia Health System. In 2010, he also served as the group’s interim chief executive officer for six months.

In addition, Strucko was vice president and director of financial planning and analysis for CFA Institute, director of budget and manager of financial planning and analysis for University of Virginia Medical Center, held various roles as a financial analyst for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and served two years as a budget specialist in President Clinton’s Office of Management and Budget.

Strucko earned a bachelor’s degree in political science and business administration from Vanderbilt University and holds several graduate degrees, including a master’s of public administration from George Washington University, a master’s of public policy from Georgetown University and a master’s of public health from the University of Virginia. He is currently working on a doctorate in health administration at Virginia Commonwealth University.

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