Sherri Stahl, long-standing leader with Summit Health and WellSpan Health, will transition to the position of Senior Vice President, WellSpan Health.
In this expanded role, Stahl will lead a team of senior WellSpan leaders in Adams and Franklin counties in the operations and continued enhancement of services at WellSpan Chambersburg Hospital, WellSpan Waynesboro Hospital, WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital, and WellSpan Health and Surgery Center in Hanover.
Stahl began her time at Chambersburg Hospital as a candy striper, eventually earning her nursing degree and holding various leadership roles including Clinical Manager, Care Coordinator, Director of Patient Services, and Senior Vice President Patient Services/Chief Nursing Officer.
Her new role is currently held by Pat O'Donnell, executive vice president of WellSpan Health, and president of WellSpan Summit Health. In December, he announced his plans to retire from the health system in June.
"I'm honored to continue to serve this community and this fantastic organization," Stahl said. "I'm so grateful to Pat O'Donnell for the immense value of his leadership over the past 34 years. He's ensured that the best quality care would be available to this community, and that is a commitment our team will continue to own into the future.”
Stahl is credited with bringing telemedicine services to Critical Care Unit patients at both Chambersburg Hospital and Waynesboro Hospital by leading an initiative with Mercy Virtual Care. She also led the implementation of the first electronic medical record system at both hospitals. She has also been deeply involved with the Franklin County community, serving on volunteer boards and helping at the Cold Weather Shelter.
Stahl has worked hard to develop strong relationships between the health center and local nursing programs, as well as participating in mission trips to third world countries where she's played an active role in delivering care.
"Her dedication shines through every project and initiative she touches, and certainly, every person in this community, through choice or circumstance, who finds themselves in need of medical care, benefits from Sherri's leadership," O'Donnell said. "Sherri focuses on the collective good of the organization and the community."