UPMC Northwest, Hamot appoint leaders: 7 things to know

Seneca, Pa.-based UPMC Northwest named Brian Durniok president and successor to David Gibbons, who will become the president of UPMC Hamot in Erie, Penn., effective March 1.

Here are seven things to know about the executive moves.

Brian Durniok

1. Mr. Durniok has served as vice president of operations and human resources at UPMC Northwest since 2013. He will continue to serve as vice president of human resources for UPMC Northwest, UPMC Hamot and UPMC Chautauqua WCA in Jamestown, N.Y.

2. Mr. Durniok will be responsible for operational oversight at UPMC Northwest, including daily human resources activities, employee safety and wellness, talent acquisition, compensation and regulatory compliance.

3. He has more than 21 years of human resources experience and nearly 15 years of operational leadership experience. Prior to joining UPMC Northwest, he served as vice present of human resources at UPMC Horizon in Greenville, Pa.

4. He graduated from Thiel College in Greenville with a bachelor's degree in business and earned a master's degree in business administration from Flint, Mich.-based Baker College.

David Gibbons

5. Mr. Gibbons has served as president of UPMC Northwest since 2009. He also served as UPMC Hamot's executive vice president and COO since 2012.

6. He has more than 25 years of hospital administration experience. Mr. Gibbons was previously COO of Kennedy Health System in Voorhees, N.J., before joining UPMC. He also served as the director of managed care for the Visiting Nurses Association of Greater Philadelphia.

7. Mr. Gibbons earned an associate degree in nursing and a bachelor's degree in business administration from Clarion (Pa.) University, and a master's degree in health administration from Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia.  

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