Strategic planning has been at the forefront of Scott Becker’s leadership since taking over as Conemaugh Health System Chief Executive Officer in 2005.
A 30-year veteran of the healthcare field, Mr. Becker recently led the Conemaugh Health System through a strategic partnership with Duke LifePoint Healthcare. The acquisition resulted in an over $500 million dollar investment in the Conemaugh Health System to strengthen Conemaugh’s operations and enhance its ability to thrive in the future.
Mr. Becker previously served as Vice President, Hospital and Mid-Market Sales with Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield in Pittsburgh. Prior to that, he held top leadership positions at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) Health System, where he served as Chief Operating Officer of the Hospital Division. Career highlights also include his role as President and Chief Executive Officer of Butler Regional Health System and Chief Operating Officer of Monongahela Valley Hospital.
Mr. Becker is active at the local, regional and national level serving on numerous advisory boards including The Hospital & Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP) where he was recently elected Chair-Elect. In addition to his community service, Mr. Becker is a frequent speaker at the national level on healthcare strategic planning and quality.
Recently honored with the Boy Scouts of America’s Laurel Highlands Council Distinguished Citizen Award for outstanding service to the community, Mr. Becker has served as Junior Achievement Hall of Fame Dinner Committee Chair, Chairman of the Fund-Raising Campaigns for the United Way of the Laurel Highlands and the Pennsylvania Special Olympics Winter Games. He has also served on numerous community boards including the Community Foundation for the Alleghenies, the Pennsylvania Trauma Systems Foundation, Hospital Council of Western Pennsylvania, the Board of the United Way of the Laurel Highlands, the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown Advisory Board and the March of Dimes.
Mr. Becker holds master’s degrees in public health and business administration from the University of Pittsburgh and a bachelor’s degree in economics from Washington and Jefferson College. He served as an academic preceptor for a variety of Graduate Public Health Programs including programs at the University of Pittsburgh, Robert Morris University, West Virginia University and the University of Minnesota. He is currently a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives.