Rodney D. LoukExecutive VP/COO/CIO of Washington Health System
Rodney Louk oversees all operations for the Washington Health System, including patient care services, ancillary services, facility maintenance, facility planning, information systems, and regulatory affairs, as well as the health system’s educational programs and service excellence initiatives.
Mr. Louk has over 36 years of healthcare experience. Prior to his current role, he was Vice President, Information & Ancillary Services and the organization’s CIO. He has extensive experience in hospital operations, project management, regulatory affairs, privacy & security regulations, physician relations, and healthcare technology.
Mr. Louk participates on numerous technology committees and WHS system boards. He also serves on the boards of Clinical Connect, a regional health information exchange, Concordia Hospice of Washington, and Concordia Visiting Nurses.
Terry WiltroutPresident, Washington Health System Greene; VP of Operations, WHS
Terry Wiltrout assumed his role as Vice President of Operations/President of WHSG in January 2015. He has over 25 years of experience in healthcare administration and came to WHS from his most recent position as Corporate Vice President in the Allegheny Health Network. He has very extensive experience in strategic planning, organizational growth and integration of hospital service lines.
Terry Wiltrout is responsible for coordinating specific projects to expand the hospitals market and bring new business to WHS. Terry, as President at WHSG, ensures Washington Health System’s mission to provide great patient care is fulfilled. As Vice President of Operations at TWH, Terry oversees facilities maintenance, environmental services, nutritional services and radiology.
Mr. Wiltrout has been very active in several community boards including; Washington County Chamber of Commerce, Waynesburg University Alumni Council and March of Dimes. He currently serves on the board of Westmoreland Community College and Southwestern Corner Workforce Development board.
Karen A. Bray, RN, MSNVice President, Patient Care Services
Karen A. Bray leads the patient care team at Washington Health System. Mrs. Bray provides leadership in developing health system patient care programs and collaborates with members of the Medical Staff to identify patient care needs. She ensures that systems and processes are designed to optimize patient safety and enhance patient, staff and physician satisfaction.
Mrs. Bray is a member of the American Organization of Nurse Executives as well as the Pennsylvania Organization of Nurse Leaders. She has extensive experience in the fields of Critical Care and Nursing Management and has lectured and published in both of those fields. Mrs. Bray graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a BSN as well as a Master’s degree in both Nursing Administration and Nursing Education (Cardiovascular Clinical Specialty).
Karen previously served as Vice President of Patient Care Services at Grove City Medical Center and Ohio Valley General Hospital. She is currently board chairman for the Allegheny Children’s Initiative; an advisory board member for the Child Advocacy Center of Washington and Washington County Children and Youth; and a board member for Partners for Quality.
Jennifer M. KirschlerVice President, Risk/Compliance & Chief Privacy Officer
Jennifer M. Kirschler oversees Corporate Compliance and Risk Management and provides general legal counseling to the hospital. Ms. Kirschler received her BA degree from the University of Dayton and obtained her J.D. from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. Prior to her current role, Ms. Kirschler was in private practice for 28 years wherein she had extensive experience representing physicians, hospitals, and physician practice groups in all aspects of litigation. Also, as part of her private practice, she advised and counseled hospitals on various regulatory and legal issues. She is admitted to practice law in Pennsylvania, West Virginia and the District of Columbia and is a member of various organizations including the American Health Law Association, a member of the Health Care Compliance Association and is Certified in HealthCare Compliance.
Barbara McCulloughVice President, Human Resources
Barbara McCullough is responsible for the formulation and organization-wide application of Human Resources policies, procedures and employee/labor relations, as well as employee benefits, workers compensation, recruiting and HRIS. She also has administrative responsibilities for several support departments in the health system including the WHS Police Department. Mrs. McCullough received her Professional Human Resources designation in 1991 and has over 40 years of professional Human Resources experience in health care, heavy manufacturing and the computer industry. She is a member of the American Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration, Society of Hospital Human Resources Professionals, Society for Human Resource Management, the Pittsburgh Human Resources Association and Health Care Council of Western Pennsylvania. She also serves on the Pathways of Southwestern PA Foundation board.
Larry Pantuso, MBA, RN, FACHEVice President, Strategy and Clinical Services
Larry Pantuso oversees the hospital’s strategic planning process and advises leadership on local, regional and national developments, legislation and trends with regards to health care. Additionally he has administrative oversight for several clinical departments including Laboratory, Cardiology, Physical Therapy Services, Children’s Therapy, Pharmacy, Marketing and Communications and the Wilfred R. Cameron Wellness Center.
Mr. Pantuso has more than 30 years of experience in the health care industry. Most recently he was the Director of Cardiovascular Services for the Washington Health System. Previous to joining Washington Health System he has held leadership positions at WVU Healthcare, West Penn Allegheny Health System and the Center for Emergency Medicine of Western Pennsylvania. A lifelong resident of the south hills Mr. Pantuso is involved in several community activities.
Alisa R. RuckerVice President, Finance/CFO
Alisa R. Rucker, Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer oversees the finance, purchasing, and revenue cycle functions for the health system. Prior to assuming the Vice President, Finance/CFO position, she served as the Hospital’s Controller for 15 years with responsibility for both finance and business office activities. Mrs. Rucker earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting from Washington and Jefferson College. Upon graduation, she was employed by Ernst & Young LLP before coming to the Hospital. She is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), a member of Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) and serves on several Boards including Greenbriar Treatment Center, Allied Health Solutions, PACE Risk Retention Group and UPMC Hillman Cancer Center at Washington.
John D. Six, MD, CPEVice President of Medical Affairs and Chief Medical Officer (CMO)
John D. Six, MD is Vice President of Medical Affairs and Chief Medical Officer (CMO) and assumed his current position in 2019. He has been awarded the Certified Physician Executive (CPE) designation by the American College of Physician Executives. His primary responsibilities include being the administrative interface for the medical staff and managing the quality of care, safety, and clinical outcomes provided at Washington Health System. Dr. Six is a graduate of Jefferson Medical College and completed his residency in Family Medicine at Washington Hospital. He was in private practice as a Family Physician with Claysville Family Practice for 13 years prior to assuming his current position. Dr. Six is a Board Member of the Bridges Health Partners Clinically Integrated Network (CIN), Past Chair of the Bridges Health Partners Care Model Committee, and Medical Director of the Greenbriar Treatment Center. Dr. Six is a past Medical Director and current Board Member of the Washington Physician Hospital Organization (WPHO) and Past President of the Washington County Medical Society. He is certified by the American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM) and the American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM) and the American Board of Preventative Medicine (ABPM) as a certified specialist in Addiction Medicine. Dr. Six received his MBA from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He is a Certified Professional in Patient Safety (CPPS) and Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ) and a 2022 Baldrige Executive Fellow.
Michael Faust, M.D.Clinical Executive Director, Washington Physicians Group
Michael Faust, M.D. joined the senior leadership of Washington Health System in 2021. Prior to assuming the role as clinical executive director for the Washington Physicians Group, Dr. Faust practiced general pediatrics at WHS Washington Pediatrics, a group owned by WHS for over 20 years. There he helped the practice grow from a small, local group of two pediatricians to an award-winning advanced practice of six pediatricians. In 2014, he was instrumental in establishing the Childrens’ Express Care at WHS Washington Hospital and acted as it’s medical director for the first few years. He also formed and led the CARE Center for Family Birth and Women’s Health Neonatal Resuscitation Team from 2015 until 2021, when he accepted his current role with the health system.
Dr. Faust is a native of Washington, PA. He graduated from Trinity High School, earned a B.S. in Biology from Penn State University and his medical doctorate degree from the West Virginia University Health Sciences Center. He completed his pediatrics residency at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC.
While Dr. Faust continues to see patients in his practice, his primary responsibility is helping the employed physicians meet their professional goals while striving to provide great patient care to Washington and the surrounding communities.
Maureen Carter ScanlonOperations Executive Director, Washington Physicians Group
Maureen Carter Scanlon provides overall leadership, direction and administration to the medical practices within the Washington Physicians Group. Administrative functions include financial and operations management, planning, human resources, program development, resource allocation and fostering growth opportunities within the physician network.
Ms Scanlon is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and the Medical Group Management Association. She has extensive leadership experience directing primary care and specialty medical practice networks at Allegheny Health Network and Excela Health. Ms Scanlon received a Bachelor of Science in Health Planning and Administration from Penn State University and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Pittsburgh.