St. John Medical Center appoints new president

Robert David will take the helm as president of UH St. John Medical Center.

University Hospitals has appointed Robert G. David as president of University Hospitals St. John Medical Center in Westlake.

As president of UH St. John Medical Center, Mr. David will lead the Catholic hospital’s growth and integration as a wholly owned UH community hospital. Under his leadership, UH will continue to invest resources and strengthen UH St. John Medical Center as a vital provider of comprehensive health care services to Cleveland’s Westside communities as well as maintain the hospital’s faith-based mission. 

A highly experienced health care executive, Mr. David has been president of several UH community hospitals for the past eight years, including UH Bedford and Richmond medical centers and UH Conneaut and Geneva medical centers.

“Rob has demonstrated his leadership ability throughout his career and complemented University Hospitals’ mission, vision and values with his unyielding dedication and service to the growth of our community hospitals,” said Richard Hanson, president, University Hospitals Community Hospitals. “Under his stewardship, UH St. John Medical Center will surely continue to grow and thrive.”

“I am honored to lead UH St. John Medical Center as we continue to expand and enhance services in Westlake and surrounding communities,” said Mr. David. “I look forward to working with every employee, physician and board member as we remain committed to providing high-quality, patient-centered care and further strengthening UH St. John Medical Center’s position on Cleveland’s Westside.”

As president of UH Bedford and Richmond medical centers, campuses of UH Regional Hospitals, Mr. David successfully restructured the organization’s strategic plan and recruited new physicians while focusing on quality of care and patient experience. UH Bedford and Richmond were recognized as Top Performers in Key Quality Measures by the Joint Commission in 2014. UH Bedford launched an internal medicine residency program in 2015. Mr. David also guided the start of a physical medicine and rehabilitation residency in 2014. 

Mr. David served as president of UH Conneaut and Geneva medical centers from 2008 through 2013. During that time, the hospitals earned more than 15 national recognitions for care quality and patient satisfaction. Mr. David played a significant role in obtaining the Critical Access Hospital designation for both hospitals from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

Mr. David joined UH in 1996 as a senior financial analyst and was promoted to director of finance at UH Geneva Medical Center in 1997. He assumed the same role at UH Conneaut in 1999.

Prior to joining University Hospitals, Mr. David worked at KPMG and Lakewood Hospital in audit and health care finance. He earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration from West Virginia University and is a certified public accountant. He resides in Hudson.

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