Atlantic Health System welcomes chief health system officer 

Atlantic Health System recently announced the arrival of Scott Leighty as executive vice president and chief health system officer. An experienced leader in hospital performance and strategic growth, Leighty will lend his talents to the health system’s efforts to ensure extraordinary care and experiences for patients and their families.

Atlantic Health said Leighty will bring a commitment to teamwork and unparalleled community service to the inner workings of its integrated care delivery system. To ensure every patient has access to the right care, at the right time, in the right place, he will work closely and collaboratively with the system’s medical center presidents and leaders of its service lines and operations, pharmacy, laboratory and respiratory teams.

“Atlantic Health is well known for excellence in patient care and is a leader in safety, quality and workplace culture,” Leighty stated. “Our team is committed to increasing value for the patients we serve — not only through closer coordination of care within our system, but through new partnerships in our communities. I’m thrilled to support Atlantic Health’s vision to transform health care by improving safety, access and affordability — for all.”

Throughout his 25 years in health care, Leighty has served as an advocate for care integration and patient satisfaction. His dedication to a team-based approach to care and professional development for caregivers has led to improved efficiency and growth. Leighty is also passionate about improving the convenience of care and building better relationships between patients and clinicians.

Leighty previously served as senior vice president, regional hospitals and clinical services, for Allina Health, a leading care delivery system with 11 hospitals and 28,000 team members headquartered in Minneapolis. He also served as senior vice president, corporate operations, for Atrium Health in Charlotte, North Carolina, and held leadership positions with Mercy Medical Center in Mason City, Iowa, and Ohio Health in Columbus, Ohio.

“Scott’s ability to create innovative, supportive environments that work for every member of the team will ensure our future workforce is as strong as our history as an organization,” said Brian Gragnolati, CEO and president, Atlantic Health System. “At this pivotal moment for health care in our country, he is the ideal leader to advance our mission to build healthier communities while caring for our caregivers.”