Barry Ronan has been part of the Maryland health care delivery system since 1989, when he was named Vice President of Operations at Memorial Hospital and Medical Center in Cumberland. He was appointed Memorial’s President and CEO in July 1994. He then became the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Western Maryland Health System when it was created in April 1996, and he has been its President and Chief Executive Officer since January 2000.
Mr. Ronan’s experience includes positions in management and administration at Presbyterian-University Hospital in Pittsburgh, now University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, and Pittsburgh’s Allegheny General Hospital, now Allegheny Health Network. He has obtained his undergraduate degree and earned a Master’s in Public Administration from the University of Pittsburgh. He is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives and was appointed by the Governor to serve as a commissioner, for a recently completed second term, with the Maryland Community Health Resources Commission.
A graduate of Leadership Maryland, Mr. Ronan is an active member of his community, serving on the boards of directors for a wide variety of community organizations. He is a founding member of The Greater Cumberland Committee, chaired its board of directors from 2002–2004. He is also a member of the board of directors of Allegany College of Maryland.