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Sep 30, 2021
Lauren Jensik - Listen David Hoff will step down from his role as CEO of Honesdale, Pa.-based Wayne Memorial Health System and Hospital on Dec. 31. He will be succeeded by James Pettinato, RN, according to a Sept. 17 news release. Mr. Pettinato currently serves as the director of patient care services, a role he has held since 2010. "Jim [Pettinato] brings an extraordinary dedication to every role he has taken on in healthcare," said Mr. Hoff, who has held the CEO title since 2001 . "Add this to his clinical knowledge and leadership experience, I have no doubt Jim will make him an excellent chief executive for Wayne Memorial." Mr. Pettinato first joined Wayne Memorial in 1999 as a head nurse for the health system's emergency department, the intensive care unit and the telemetry department. He has maintained his position as an EMS captain with Carbondale, Pa.-based Cottage Hose Ambulance Company since 1982, the news release said. "It is a privilege to serve Wayne Memorial and even more of a privilege to be trusted to take the helm," said Mr. Pettinato. "I have worked alongside Dave [Hoff] on and off for more than 20 years, and he has helped build a great team focused solely on providing the highest quality of care and the safest environment possible for the community we serve."