Allegheny Health Network Names New Presidents for Allegheny Valley & Grove City Hospitals

Updated on May 8, 2023

Allegheny Health Network (AHN) recently announced that Mark Rubino, MD, has been named the president of Allegheny Valley Hospital, and Christopher C. Clark, DO, MHA, has been named president of AHN Grove City Hospital, effective May 7, 2023, subject to the approval of the Pennsylvania Department of Health. 

Dr. Rubino is currently the president of Forbes Hospital in Monroeville, and he will maintain that responsibility as he also leads AVH in Natrona Heights. As AHN’s two easternmost hospitals, Forbes and AVH will now be strategically linked, although the hospitals will remain separate entities. 

Similarly, Dr. Clark currently leads AHN Saint Vincent Hospital in Erie and AHN Westfield Memorial Hospital in Westfield, New York. He will continue to also lead those hospitals, and Saint Vincent, Grove City and Westfield will now all be aligned under one management structure.

“Dr. Clark and Dr. Rubino are seasoned clinical executives and strong hospital leaders, and they are both incredible community champions who are attuned to the diverse health care needs of the regions they serve,” said AHN President James Benedict. “These changes are closely aligned with our Living Health model, and our market-centric approach which will enable AHN to more effectively and efficiently coordinate care for the patients who live and work in these communities.” 

Dr. Clark succeeds former Grove City Hospital President David Tupponce, MD, who will now assume a network-level leadership position, serving as AHN’s senior vice president, Institute Operations.  Dr. Rubino succeeds AVH President Vicenta Gaspar-Yoo, MD, who will also move to a network-wide leadership role, serving as AHN’s senior vice president, Care Continuum and Transitions.

Dr. Rubino, a practicing gynecologist, has served as Forbes’ president since 2016. Previously, he served as the hospital’s chief medical officer. In his time leading Forbes, Dr. Rubino has helped to steer multiple capital investment projects, including a $17 million perioperative expansion, and a $35 million cancer and imaging center, among other facility and program investments.

Dr. Clark has been president of Saint Vincent since 2017. Born at Saint Vincent and a lifelong Erie resident, Dr. Clark is a practicing family physician who has served in several leadership roles at the hospital over the years, including senior vice president of Medical Affairs and chief quality officer. He also led Saint Vincent’s recently completed $200+ million capital expansion, which included the construction of a new cancer center, two Erie-based Health + Wellness Pavilions, and a new, greatly expanded emergency department, operating room suite and Women and Infant’s Center, among many other programmatic investments.  

Allegheny Valley, a 188-bed acute-care hospital, has served Natrona Heights, Tarentum and surrounding communities for more than a century. Grove City Hospital, which was established in 1978, is an 88-bed acute-care facility serving Mercer County and the surrounding region. 

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