PinnacleHealth CEO Michael Young abruptly steps down

Harrisburg, Pa.-based PinnacleHealth President and CEO Michael Young has unexpectedly resigned. He is leaving to "seek an alternative career path," according to an emailed statement from the health system.

Mr. Young has served at the helm of the health system for six years, according to a Lancaster Online report. His previous roles include serving as president of Lancaster (Pa.) General Health and CEO of Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, which underwent a turnaround during his tenure.

Mr. Young led PinnacleHealth through a number of developments, including an attempted merger with PennState Health Milton S. Hershey (Pa.) Medical Center that was ultimately called off. The Federal Trade Commission blocked the merger, after which the organizations decided to abandon their plan.

"During his tenure, PinnacleHealth experienced a period of successful growth and improved the value of our services through improving quality and reducing costs while receiving several recognitions for our care," the emailed statement notes. "We appreciate Mr. Young's contributions and wish him the best in his new endeavors. The PinnacleHealth Board of Directors will begin the search for his successor."

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