David W. Scott: Grassroots Champion Recipient

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By: Paula Green


Ohio Valley Hospital’s President and CEO, David W. Scott, FACHE, was recently named Pennsylvania’s 2015 Grassroots Champion.  This prestigious honor is awarded by the American Hospital Association (AHA) and The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP).  Only one hospital leader per state is bestowed with this accolade which recognizes outstanding advocacy work within the previous year.  Scott was given the award on June 7 at HAP’s annual Leadership Summit.
He is grateful to receive this prestigious honor.  “I feel this award is one of the most significant achievements of my career. It is something that is really important to me, to be an advocate for patients and small community hospitals. I put a lot of effort and energy into advocacy and it really becomes the core aspect of my job and what I do.  It’s a challenging and at times difficult role to assume, and it’s rewarding to know that the efforts I’m making are acknowledged and recognized, especially from national and state organizations like the American Hospital Association and The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania,” Scott remarked.
Scott has worked for Ohio Valley Hospital (OVH) for thirty years. “I started as Associate Executive Director. Then I became the Vice President of Operations, followed by Chief Operating Officer and Chief Technology Officer. On July 2, 2010 I became President and CEO. I worked at four other organizations prior to OVH; this has been the best organization of my career, and that’s why I’ve stayed as long as I have,” Scott added.
Scott holds a Master of Public Health in Hospital Administration and a Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management from the University of Pittsburgh.  He resides in McCandless Township with his wife Marilyn. They have three children – Jessica (33), Jason (31) and Katelyn (27).
Ohio Valley Hospital is located in Kennedy Township and has been providing personal care to Pittsburgh residents for more than 100 years.