Fadale Receives National Recognition as Rural Hospital CEO

Feb. 9, 2016 – The following article appeared in the February 9, 2016 issue of Becker’s Hospital Review: 50 Rural Hospital CEOs to Know – 2016, written by Shannon Barnet and Kelly Gooch
Mayo, Johns Hopkins, Mount Sinai, Barnes-Jewish. These massive hospitals and health systems are practically household names. That said, many Americans live in small, rural communities and rely on lesser-known hospitals for high-quality healthcare. To honor the leaders
behind these remote providers, Becker’s Hospital Review has named the following leaders to the 2016 edition of its 50 Rural Hospital CEOs to Know List. These 50 presidents and CEOs have demonstrated dedication to providing high-quality, accessible care to their communities. Many of the executives have either received rural healthcare accolades or led their organization to a status worthy of awards and recognition.
For this list, “rural” was defined as being located outside a major metropolitan area or healthcare hub. Leaders were selected based on rural healthcare awards received, rural healthcare committee and board involvement, regional and national leadership positions held and organizational performance. Nominations were also considered.
Selected from the list of 50 rural hospital CEOs:
Sean Fadale, President and CEO of
Community Memorial Hospital (Hamilton, NY)
Mr. Fadale was made President and CEO of Community Memorial Hospital in 2012. The hospital is located in a town of less than
5,000 people. Before joining Community Memorial, Mr. Fadale held hospital leadership positions at Nicholas H. Noyes Memorial in Urbana, IL; and Warren (PA) General Hospital. He earned a bachelor’s in sports medicine from Mercyhurst College in Erie, PA, and two master’s
degrees — one in physical therapy and one in business administration — from Gannon Uni versity, also in Erie. Mr. Fadale is a fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives