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Dr. Longenderfer, retired Chief Executive Officer of Pinnacle Health System in Harrisburg, PA, was awarded a Bachelor of Arts degree from Pennsylvania State University. He graduated from Hahnemann Medical College in 1979 and went on to Geisinger Medical Center for a residency in Family Practice the last year of which he served as Chief Resident. He received a Masters of Business Administration from Oklahoma City University in 1998. After a successful private practice in Terre Hill, PA, Dr. Longenderfer established the first Vice President for Medical Affairs position at Ephrata Community Hospital. Subsequently he held multiple leadership roles in operations, hospital-physician organization development, graduate medical education, and quality performance improvement activities. He has led clinical and organizational consolidations during the creation of Mercy Health System-Oklahoma and Pinnacle Health System in Pennsylvania. Prior to retirement he continued to lead community-wide attempts at quality and safety improvements, chronic care management and clinical collaborations between multiple community entities. He has served on the Board of Directors for the Health System Association of Pennsylvania, Voluntary Hospital Association-PA, and community non-profit organizations.

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