3 things to know about Gary C. Tucker, incoming CEO of Mount St. Mary's Hospital

Gary C. Tucker, senior vice president and COO of Mount St. Mary's Hospital in Lewiston, N.Y., has been named president and CEO of the hospital.

Mr. Tucker begins his new role July 1, the same day Mount St. Mary's is expected to become a full member of  Buffalo, N.Y.-based Catholic Health. He will take over the position from Judy Maness.

Here are three things to know about Mr. Tucker.

1. Mr. Tucker is a healthcare executive with more than 35 years of clinical and administrative experience, beginning his career as a registered nurse in 1978.

2. Mr. Tucker joined Mount St. Mary's in 2006 as interim COO. He was named senior vice president and COO in 2008.

3. Prior to joining Mount St. Mary's, he operated his own healthcare consulting firm based in Glendale, Ariz., according to the hospital. Mr. Tucker also served as vice president of patient care services for Sun Health Corporation in Sun City, Ariz.



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