Massena Memorial Hospital Board of Managers has named Charles “Chuck” Gijanto, as the Interim Chief Executive Officer of the hospital effective August 27, 2018. Gijanto is a native New Yorker with over thirty-five years of healthcare management experience.
Gijanto will be the Interim CEO at both MMH and Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center, splitting his time between the two healthcare centers. Both hospital Boards have a letter of agreement to share his leadership for their respective facilities.
Mr. Gijanto, who has had previous experience running two hospitals simultaneously, will share CEO responsibilities between MMH and Claxton reporting individually to both boards at MMH and Claxton. He is expected to be with MMH over the next 9 – 12 months.
“The sharing of a CEO is not an indication that the Board of Managers has made any decision regarding affiliation. This is an on-going process,” states Scott A. Wilson, Chairman MMH Board of Managers.
He replaces Ann Gilpin, who held the position since June 21, 2018.
Chuck comes to us with extensive healthcare leadership with a broad based community hospital background,” states Wilson. “We are very pleased to have a talented healthcare executive who has had experience running two hospitals at the same time. During his tenure the board has asked that he focus on our path to privatization, our affiliation strategy, financial realignment, medical staff, employee engagement and patient satisfaction. Since Chuck had previously held the position interim Chief Financial Officer here at MMH and worked with most of the current senior leadership team that is in place today, he will be able to hit the ground running,” Wilson adds.
During his career, Gijanto has filled the role of chief executive officer, chief financial officer or chief operating officer and Vice President of Finance in several hospitals including Fletcher Allen Health Care, Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital, Baystate Health in Springfield, Mass., Massena Memorial Hospital and Oswego Health. He has held the position of CEO at Claxton-Hepburn since May 2018.
“I am very excited to be joining the team at Massena Memorial Hospital,” states Chuck Gijanto. Having spent some time working there in the summer of 2015 I grew to know the organization and got to meet a lot of the folks who are there. I it is an essential community resource and I am excited and humbled to have been asked to come in and help take the organization forward. It is a great organization in a wonderful community and it deserves a strong and vibrant hospital,” Gijanto adds.
“Again, the sharing of Mr. Gijanto is not an indication that the Board of Managers has made any decision regarding affiliation. This continues to be an on-going process,” states Wilson.
“We are excited to continue the relationship with Massena Memorial Hospital. We as a board of directors is confident that Chuck can effectively lead both hospitals and continue our tradition to provide great care to our communities,” said Chet Truskowski, Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center Board of Directors Chair.