Contact: Marion Ciciarelli
Members of the Oswego Health Board of Directors are pleased to announce that Charles Gijanto, who possesses more than 32 years of healthcare leadership experience, has accepted the position as the health system’s president and chief executive officer.
As president of the health system, Gijanto will provide strategic, executive and operational guidance for the Oswego Health System, which includes Oswego Hospital, The Manor at Seneca Hill, Springside at Seneca Hill, Oswego Health Home Care, Physician Care, P.C., and other supporting affiliates that provide health services to approximately 120,000 people in the Oswego County region.
Gijanto was appointed by members of the Oswego Health Board during a meeting held August 31st. He will officially begin work in Oswego on September 14th.
Board Chair William Clark said, “I cannot be more pleased with the fine work done by our search committee and their terrific choice of Chuck Gijanto as CEO. The Board and I are confident that Chuck will continue to heighten service excellence through the engagement of the medical staff, Oswego Health employees and the community in this ever-changing and competitive market. Chuck’s extraordinary leadership and proven track record, throughout his career, has resulted in significant improvements in quality, customer service and operational efficiency”
Clark added, “The board of directors sincerely appreciates the collaboration and commitment shown by the senior leadership team at Oswego Health as the board selection committee worked to ensure the best candidate was nominated and approved.”
The selection committee was comprised members of the Board of Directors, including a member of the medical staff.
Gijanto began his healthcare career with the U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare in New York City. Since then, he has served in a variety of prominent positions providing him with broad-based community hospital experience, a strong emphasis on quality, services and efficiency, as well as a consistent focus on service excellence, engagement and culture. He most recently served as the president of Baystate Regional Markets, which is a division of Baystate Health, Springfield, MA.
Baystate Regional Markets includes two hospitals and 18 physician practices that provide health services in central Massachusetts. Together, the hospitals and practices combined for an annual budget of approximately $150 million.
Prior to his role as a CEO, Gijanto served in several leadership roles at Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital Medical Center (CVPH) in Plattsburgh, including executive vice president/chief operating officer and chief financial officer. He also served as the chief financial officer at both Fanny Allen Hospital in Colchester, VT and at Moses-Ludington Hospital in Ticonderoga. In addition, he is experienced in business development.
While working at CVPH as the vice president of strategic business development, Gijanto earned his master’s degree in Health Systems Administration from the Rochester Institute of Technology. Gijanto previously earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Siena College.
Throughout his career, Gijanto has been active with various healthcare associations, as well as in the communities in which he has lived, serving on both business-related boards and as a member of services clubs.
Gijanto is married and has two children. He enjoys Civil War era history, reading, biking, running and golf.
Upon his appointment, Gijanto said, "I am very excited to be joining the team at Oswego Health. Obviously, this organization plays a major role in the communities we serve and I am proud to become a part of an excellent organization. I look forward to working with the staff, leadership, physicians, volunteers and auxilians to carry on and build upon Oswego Health’s outstanding work. I believe strongly in the role of community healthcare and want to do the very best for the populations we serve in terms of quality and service at a reasonable cost. I am grateful for the warm welcome I have received thus far and am very much looking forward to getting started."