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Pancoast Appointed President, Premier Health Partners

DAYTON, Ohio, March 12, 2008 – The board of trustees of Premier Health Partners has named  James R. Pancoast president of the organization.

Pancoast, a 28-year veteran of Premier and its affiliates, is currently president and CEO of Good Samaritan Hospital and will continue in that role until a successor is chosen. 

Allen Hill, chairman of Premier Health Partners, said, “The Board of Trustees is delighted to have an executive of Mr. Pancoast’s caliber assume the role of president.” 

Pancoast will continue to report to Tom Breitenbach, CEO of PHP.  The promotion is effective April 15, 2008.

In his new role as president, Pancoast will be responsible for finance, information technology, business development, some PHP joint ventures and strategic initiatives. 

Pancoast joined the organization in 1979 as controller of Miami Valley Hospital.  Over the last 28 years, he has held leadership positions at Fidelity Health Care, Premier HealthNet and Good Samaritan Hospital.  He is a graduate of Ohio State University and received his MBA from Michigan State University.