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Dr. Thomas McClure is the special guest speaker for the May 15 alumni breakfast at Allegheny Valley Hospital. The hospital's chief medical officer will talk about 'Healthcare in Transformation.'
5/6/2013 —


8 a.m., Wednesday, May 15,
Allegheny Valley Hospital, Natrona Heights


Dr. Thomas McClure, chief medical officer for Allegheny Valley Hospital (AVH) and Alan Janesch, director of the Grassroots Network of the Penn State Alumni Association, are the featured speakers at the next Alle-Kiski Society alumni breakfast that is set for 8 a.m., Wednesday, May 15, at AVH in Natrona Heights, Pa.


The alumni breakfast is an informal one-hour breakfast for Penn State alumni and friends who have the opportunity to get "inside the ropes" of the health care industry. With Happy Valley's famous "grilled stickies" highlighting the menu, the free breakfast is geared to Penn Staters who live and work in the greater Pittsburgh region.


McClure, who was named to the post in 2011, is responsible for providing management and leadership to the hospital’s medical staff to enhance the quality of patient care and the effective utilization of resources.  The topic of his talk is “Health Care in Transformation.” After completing his undergraduate studies at Thiel College, McClure received his medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine where he also completed his internal medicine residency.  Dr. McClure is board-certified in Internal Medicine and holds academic honors and awards including the National Committee for Quality Assurance certification in Diabetes Mellitus, Congestive Heart Failure and Stroke, the Health Insurance Association of America certification for Parts A and B of Managed Care, and Pittsburgh School of Medicine’s Bernhard A. Goldmann Award and  Arkwin Award for Academic Excellence.


As network director, Janesch works with some 30,000 volunteers to keep Penn State alumni informed about legislative issues important to Penn State in Harrisburg and Washington, D.C., and to help them reach out to their elected officials on Penn State’s behalf.


Janesch is a Penn State alumnus and a life member of the Penn State Alumni Association. His background includes stints on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., in higher education communications at Penn State and Bucknell University, and as a newspaper reporter. Janesch holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in English.

Prior starting the higher education phase of his career, Janesch worked in Washington, D.C., for 12 years, mostly for the National Governors Association. He was also press aide for former U.S. Rep. Don Ritter, from the Lehigh Valley.


The event is co-hosted by Ned Laubacher, executive vice president of the eastern corridor and chief executive officer for Allegheny Valley Hospital and Forbes Regional Hospital of the West Penn Allegheny Health System. With more than 22 years in managing healthcare organizations, Laubacher has considerable experience in the areas of finance, strategic planning, outpatient and service line development, mergers and acquisitions, large medical group operations, and business development. He is responsible for strategy, operations and performance for the Allegheny Valley and Forbes Regional hospitals. During his four-year tenure as Allegheny Valley CEO, the health care facility was named the fifth best hospital in Western Pennsylvania by U.S. News & World Report.

ned laubacher
Allegheny Valley Hospital CEO Ned Laubacher delivered the commencement address May 4 at Penn State New Kensington.
He co-hosts of the alumni breakfast.

Based at Penn State New Kensington, the Alle-Kiski Society is the local society of the PSAA. Representing more than 7,000 alumni living in the Alle-Kiski Valley, the society encourages new and recent graduates, as well as parents and friends, to stay connected with the campus and Penn State.The society engages in various campus projects throughout the year, including fundraising events and networking activities.


Recently, the society held its 11th annual Alumni Bowl-a-thon that raised $6,000 for campus projects and scholarships. In the past three years, the alumni society has pledged $10,000 to the campus' Athletic Department to renovate a weight room for free weights and heavy equipment; awarded $7,000 in scholarships to campus students; and pledged $25,000 to increase its endowed scholarship from $51,000 to $76,000.


In addition to the free breakfast, there will be special door prizes, courtesy of the hospital and a tour of the emergency department and the LifeFlight facilities.


To RSVP for the breakfast, contact Bill Woodard at 724-334-6049 or uxw1@psu.edu.


7:30 Registration w/ name tags
Breakfast featuring Penn State Stickies
8:10 Welcome to alumni by Ned Laubacher, Chief Executive Officer, AVH
8:15 Remarks by Jordan Miller, president, SGA, Penn State New Kensington
8:20 Remarks by Mardelle and Patrick Kopnicky, Campus Campaign Co-Chairs
8:25 Remarks by Kerry Kelly, president, Alle-Kiski Society, Penn State Alumni Association
8:30 Remarks by Kevin Snider, chancellor, Penn State New Kensington
8:35 Special guest speaker: Alan Janesch, Penn State Alumni Association
8:50 Special guest speaker: Dr. Thomas McClure, Chief Medical Officer, AVH
9:10 Random drawing for door prizes
9:15 Closing remarks by Ned Laubacher
9:20 Tour of facilities
Breakfast Concludes

From Kittanning & Points North
Take 28 South to Exit 15 (Natrona Heights)
Make a left on Burtner Road
Make a right on to Dallas Avenue
Proceed to the end of the Road
Make a right onto Freeport Road
Second, light make a right onto Alabama Avenue
Make a right onto Carlisle Street and follow signs to parking garage

From Monroeville
Take Pennsylvania Turnpike West
Take exit 5 (Allegheny Valley)
After tollbooth, make right onto Freeport road
Make a right at the third light follow signs to 28 north
Take 28 north to exit 14(Tarentum/New Kensington)
Bear right off exit
Proceed to first light and make a left onto Freeport Road
At the third stoplight, make left onto Alabama
Make right onto Carlisle Street and follow signs to Parking Garage

From Pittsburgh
Take Route 28 North
Take 28 north to exit 14 (Tarentum/New Kensington)
Bear right off exit
Proceed to first light and make a left onto Freeport Road
At the third stoplight, make left onto Alabama
Make right onto Carlisle Street and follow signs to Parking Garage

Guests to park in Parking Garage
Front lobby entrance
Lobby welcome sign will provide directions to Charles Young Conference Center
Parking tokens or other arrangements will be made for guests



Bill Woodard, uxw1@psu.edu

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