Wyoming County Community Health System CEO dies after a brief illness


Warsaw, New York, January 24, 2022.  It is with profound sadness and regret that Wyoming County and Wyoming County Community Health System announces the sudden and untimely passing of our valued CEO, respected colleague, and friend, Joseph McTernan after a brief illness.

Joe’s contributions to our health system over these past years has been invaluable and his leadership and his focus on our patients and community will be greatly missed.  Joe’s leadership vision provided a firm and guiding hand with an unwavering commitment to staff and patient safety throughout the COVID-19 pandemic health crisis.

The senior leadership team is handling all business and day-to-day operations in the near term.

Please keep Joe and his family in your thoughts and prayers.

About Wyoming County Community Health System

Wyoming County Community Health System has been serving Wyoming County and the surrounding area for over 100 years and continues its commitment of providing outstanding healthcare services for our rural community.  WCCHS, a full service, County-owned health system comprised of a 62-bed acute-care hospital with a 138 bed Skilled Nursing Facility in Warsaw, NY, provides 24-hour emergency care as well as a full range of specialty health care.  Services include family medicine, orthopedics, women’s health, general surgery, mental health, ophthalmology, neurology, ENT, and a variety of other specialty services.   WCCHS is the areas first hospital to be nationally certified for advanced total hip and total knee replacement surgery and is accredited by The Joint Commission and the American College of Radiology. WCCHS has outpatient offices in Arcade, NY that also offers a wide range of specialist clinics, diagnostics and treatment services.

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