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West Penn Welcomes New Chief Nursing Officer

Scott Croonquist CNOWest Penn Hospital welcomes Scott M. Croonquist, MSN, RN, NEA-BC as its Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer. Croonquist is replacing Former VP and CNO, Paula Lacher, who is retiring after serving in that role since 2011.

Since 2002, Scott has served as a Magnet Recognition Program Appraiser for the American Nurses Credentialing Center in Washington, DC. From 2010 to 2014, Scott held multiple leadership positions, including Associate Chief Nurse Officer at the University of Virginia Health Systems in Charlottesville, Virginia. Additionally Scott has held leadership roles at both the New York Presbyterian Hospital in New Your City and Hackensack University Medical Center in Hackensack, New Jersey.

Scott has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Rampo College/University of Medicine and Dentistry in Mahwah, New Jersey and a Master’s of Science in Nursing from St. Peter’s College in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey.