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Penn State Health appoints Kyle Snyder regional chief operating officer for West Shore

Kyle Snyder has been named the regional chief operating officer for Penn State Health Hampden Medical Center and Penn State Health Holy Spirit Medical Center.

Snyder, who previously served as chief operating officer for Holy Spirit Medical Center, started in this new role on June 13. In addition to responsibility for day-to-day hospital operations and support services, he will continue to have oversight of the Sleep Center in Lemoyne and Penn State Health Life Lion LLC operations on the West Shore.

“From Holy Spirit Medical Center’s transition to Penn State Health in 2020 through Hampden Medical Center’s development, construction and initial operation, Kyle has played a key role in the success of our two-hospital strategy,” said Don McKenna, West Shore Region hospital president, Penn State Health. “I look forward to working with him as we optimize that strategy and ensure our hospitals meet the ongoing health care needs of the communities we serve.”

Prior to joining Penn State Health, Snyder served as the chief administrative officer for Geisinger Holy Spirit where he oversaw the operations of Holy Spirit Hospital, Holy Spirit Medical Group and Holy Spirit Emergency Medical Services. Snyder established the direction for clinical program growth at Geisinger Holy Spirit and guided its investment of capital, recruitment of physicians and staff, and transition from a community hospital to a regional referral center for south central Pennsylvania.

During his tenure at Geisinger Holy Spirit, Snyder and his leadership team facilitated multiple physician practice acquisitions and developed and executed numerous business plans for expansion of services, including its Advanced Endoscopic Ultrasound, Level II Trauma Center, pediatric inpatient unit and Gamma Knife Radiosurgery Center.

Previously, Snyder served as the associate vice president for surgery and anesthesia at Geisinger Health System, Danville, Pa., administrative director of emergency medicine at WellSpan Health, York, Pa., and administrator of the division of nursing at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland.

Snyder earned a bachelor’s degree in health policy and management from Providence College, Providence, R.I., and a master’s degree in health administration from Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y. He also completed an administrative fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation.

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