Guthrie CEO Stensager will retire in July

Staff reports

Mark Stensager, the co-CEO of Guthrie Health, announced his retirement Dec. 14.

He will move into a strategic planning role in March, and retire in July, according to a news release from Guthrie.

Dr. Joseph Scopelliti, the other co-CEO along with Stensager, will become the sole CEO, overseeing all of the hospitals and clinics in the Guthrie network, along with its foundation and research programs.

Guthrie Health – which serves 11,000 patients annually across the Twin Tiers - includes two main branches: Guthrie Healthcare Systems and Guthrie Clinic.

Guthrie Healthcare Systems includes Corning Hospital, Troy Community Hospital, Robert Packer Hospital, Guthrie Home Care and Guthrie Hospice. Stensager also served as president of Guthrie Healthcare Systems, and he will be succeeded by Marie Droege.

Guthrie Clinic provides primary and specialty physician services at 25 regional clinics, such as Guthrie Centerway in Corning. Scopelliti also serves as president of Guthrie Clinic, and his successor has not yet been announced.

According to Guthrie’s release, Stensager was instrumental in the formation of Guthrie Health to oversee the two branches.

The organization saw substantial growth during his tenure, including an affiliation with Corning Hospital, the opening of new clinics, a new surgical services building, and a cancer center; as well as growth in its medical education and residency programs, the release says.

Stensager retires with 30 years experience in the field, including management roles at other health care organizations in Nashville, Detroit and Seattle.

He currently serves as board president of The Clemens Center for the Performing Arts in Elmira.