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Roxborough Memorial Hospital announced today the appointment of new CEO

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Roxborough Memorial Hospital announced today the appointment of new CEO


Contact: Michelle Aliprantis, Regional Director of Business Development, Marketing and Communications | PA Region

Roxborough Memorial Hospital, Suburban Community Hospital, and Lower Bucks Hospital


Philadelphia, PA (October 12, 2020) —Roxborough Memorial Hospital announced today the appointment of an experienced health care administrator as its new chief executive officer.

Burton Piper brings more than 22 years of acute care hospital management experience to his new position. Most recently, he owned his own healthcare consulting company assisting hospitals and health systems with operations and strategy services.

Prior to owning his own company, he served for four years as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Ephraim McDowell Health in Danville, KY. Before Ephraim McDowell Health, Piper was the Vice President of Ancillary Services of Franciscan Saint Margaret Health in Hammond, IN.

“I am honored to have been selected as Roxborough Memorial Hospitals’ CEO," Piper said. "It is a privilege to join an organization that is mission focused on quality care and exceptional patient experience for our communities. Roxborough Memorial Hospital has a rich history of excellence, and I look forward to building on its rich history, with a deep appreciation and respect for those who came before me.”

Over the span of his career, Piper served on multiple boards and committees, including the Heart of Kentucky United Way, Catherine McAuley Clinic and the Dyer Chamber of Commerce. He was an elder at Liberty Bible Church in Chesterton, Indiana, and is a Kentucky Colonel, the highest honor awarded by the Commonwealth of Kentucky. He is also a pilot in the Civil Air Patrol.

“We welcome Burton Piper to the Philadelphia community and Roxborough Memorial Hospital,” said Kelly Cummings, chief nursing officer of Roxborough Memorial Hospital. “With over 22 years of experience in the healthcare industry, Mr. Piper’s leadership skills and management experience are an asset to our team. We look forward to working with him.”

Piper earned his Doctor of Pharmacy from Mercer University School of Pharmacy in Atlanta, GA. He holds a Master of Business Administration from Ball State University in Muncie, IN. He is a fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE) and is also a member of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP)

Roxborough Memorial Hospital is a member of Prime Healthcare, one nation’s leading hospital systems that also operates Lower Bucks Hospital in Bristol, PA, and Suburban Community Hospital in Montgomery County.


About Roxborough Memorial Hospital: Roxborough Memorial Hospital is a 131-bed community hospital. The hospital has been serving the medical and health care needs of the Roxborough, Manayunk, East Falls and northwest section of Philadelphia communities for more than a century, having first opened its doors in 1890. The hospital is accredited by The Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, the nation's oldest and largest hospital accreditation agency. For over 130 years, Roxborough Memorial Hospital has been delivering quality healthcare to our local communities and the surrounding region.

As a member of Prime Healthcare Services, headquartered in Ontario, California, Roxborough Memorial Hospital is focused on becoming one of the leaders in technology. Prime Healthcare is an award-winning hospital management company operating 46 acute care hospitals in 14 states, including Roxborough Memorial Hospital in Philadelphia, Suburban Community Hospital in Montgomery County, and Lower Bucks Hospital, in Bristol.