Ashtabula County Medical Center Names New President

August 23, 2011

Cleveland Clinic officials today announced the appointment of Michael J. Habowski as President of the ACMC Healthcare System (Ashtabula County Medical Center, Glenbeigh, Ashtabula Regional Home Health) effective Sept. 19.

Habowski has more than 30 years of experience in healthcare, including leadership in hospital operations, strategic planning, business development and clinical service line administration. He previously served as Vice President of Clinical Services for seven years at Cleveland Clinic’s Marymount and South Pointe hospitals. He most recently worked as Vice President of Operations at Magee-Womens Hospital in Pittsburgh.

Currently, Euclid Hospital President Joanne Zeroske is serving as interim president at Ashtabula County Medical Center. Zeroske will remain in her position at Euclid Hospital.

“Michael demonstrated strong leadership skills in his work at Marymount and South Pointe hospitals,” said David Bronson, MD, President of Cleveland Clinic Regional Hospitals. “He’ll work to ensure that Ashtabula County Medical Center is a leader in quality, efficiency and providing the best experience for patients.”

“We are excited to work with Michael as we enter a new chapter in our long-standing tradition of providing care to our community,” said Joseph Giangola, Chairman of the ACMC Healthcare System Board of Trustees.

Habowski has a Master of Business Administration in Administrative Management from St. Joseph's University in Philadelphia and a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Albright College in Reading, Pa. Early in his career he worked as a Respiratory Therapist. He joined Marymount Hospital in 2004 where he built relationships with physicians, led the design of new surgery facilities and developed plans to expand clinical services such as Behavioral Health, Ambulatory Surgery, and Vascular Services.

“I’m looking forward to working with the caregivers and continuing to build on the successes that have made Ashtabula County Medical Center a trusted facility for patients,” Habowski said.

Ashtabula County Medical Center, an affiliate of Cleveland Clinic, is a private, not-for-profit, community-oriented medical center dedicated to serving the healthcare needs of residents in Ashtabula County.

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