ERIE, Pa. — UPMC Hamot announced that Jim Fiorenzo will step down as president of the hospital later this year.
Fiorenzo will retire in June after working at the hospital for 42 years, according to the hospital’s website. Fiorenzo became president of UPMC Hamot following John Malone’s retirement in 2012.
David Gibbons, executive vice president and chief operating officer at the hospital, will step into the role of president March 1. Fiorenzo will assist in the transition until he retires on June 30.
“Jim has been an outstanding leader, a dedicated professional and an advocate for our community throughout his entire career at Hamot,” UPMC Hamot board chair Tom Tupitza said in a news release. “His tireless work to expand access to quality health care for the residents of our region has greatly contributed to the rapid advancement and growth of services available at UPMC Hamot and in the community.”
Gibbons has been part of Fiorenzo’s leadership team since 2012 and has overseen the expansion of hospital services along with the opening of the Magee-Womens Specialty Center.
Fiorenzo’s retirement announcemnt ends a 42-year stint with the hospital that began in 1975.