AtlantiCare CEO to retire, successor named: 5 things to know

David Tilton, president and CEO of Atlantic City, N.J.-based AtlantiCare, will retire from this post June 30.

Here are five things to know about Mr. Tilton.

1. He will retire after 29 years leading AtlantiCare in key roles.

2. He was named president and CEO in 2007 succeeding his mentor, George Lynn. Mr. Tilton had served as AtlantiCare's executive vice president and COO since 2005 after 12 years as president of both AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center campuses, located in Atlantic City and Pomona, N.J.

3. During his tenure at AtlantiCare, the organization received recognition as a Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient in 2009. AtlantiCare also expanded to six major campuses and nearly 90 sites under his leadership, and became a member of Danville, Pa.-based Geisinger Health System last year.

4. Upon retirement, he plans to remain active on a national level, advocating for quality and performance excellence in the healthcare industry. He will also remain on the Board of the Health Research & Educational Trust, an affiliate of the American Hospital Association. 

5. Mr. Tilton will be succeeded by Lori Herndon, RN, BSN, AtlantiCare's executive vice president and AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center president and CEO. She will take over Mr. Tilton's role July 1.


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