Douglas Hughes has been named president and chief executive officer (CEO) of Grand View Health.
The announcement was made by board of trustees Chairman Robert Pritchard. The appointment is effective immediately.
Hughes had served as Grand View Health’s interim president and CEO since Oct. 1, 2021, succeeding Jean Keeler, who retired on Sept. 30, 2021.
As president and CEO, Hughes assumes leadership of the community-focused health network of nearly 2,000 employees encompassing Grand View Hospital, six outpatient centers, two urgent care centers, Grand View Medical Company and Grand View Ambulatory Surgery Center.
Along with the leadership team, Hughes has overseen the accreditation of Grand View Health as a Level II Trauma Center, making Grand View Health the highest-level trauma center in northern Bucks county.
Additionally, he has had oversight of the groundbreaking for a new 190,000-square-foot pavilion at Grand View Hospital, scheduled to open in 2023; the announcement of a strategic alliance with Penn Medicine – a deepening of a robust partnership that encompasses a growing list of services; and the opening of a new outpatient center in Dublin Borough.
Hughes arrived at Grand View Health in 2018 as senior vice president and chief strategy officer. Over the past four years, working in conjunction with the leadership team and the board, Hughes developed a comprehensive five-year strategic plan which has led to many service enhancements at Grand View Health.
Prior to joining Grand View Health, Hughes served as vice president of administration at Main Line Health following two years as director of nursing operations, surgical and trauma services.