WCCHS Welcomes New Chief Executive Officer

Wyoming County Community Health System (WCCHS) is very pleased to announce that David Kobis will be joining the health system as Chief Executive Officer on May 31, 2022. A native of Western New York, David has more than 30 years of wide-ranging and diverse industry experience, including roles as a hospital President, health system Chief Operating Officer, Chief Integration Officer, and management consultant. For the last three years he has consulted with health systems and organizations across the country, specializing in rural health and distressed hospitals. Prior to his consulting work, David served in various roles including President of Fatima Hospital in Providence, RI, Chief Integration Officer at Waterbury Hospital in Waterbury, CT, and Chief Operating Office at Cortland Regional Medical Center in Cortland, NY. Before that he was the Chief Operating Officer at Olean General Hospital in Olean, NY, and Bradford Regional Medical Center in Bradford, PA.

During his career, David has spent more than a decade helping rural healthcare organizations in NY, PA, CO, OH, and WA, working with hospitals and health systems, provider groups, dental clinics, skilled nursing facilities, and home health and hospice organizations. His work includes distressed hospital financial turnarounds, the achievement of rural health clinic status, the expansion of dental programming in underserved rural communities, the development of successful provider recruitment strategies utilizing rural J-1 visa waivers, and community health needs assessment and population health planning.

David was born in Buffalo and grew up in East Aurora, 30 minutes from WCCHS. In total, he has spent more than 30 years in WNY and has many family and friends in the region. David’s wife Janet is originally from Canada and has family in Toronto. He attended the University of Richmond and received his degree in business administration, and the Ohio State University where he received his MBA. He is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives and has served on numerous boards, including the Hospital Association of Rhode Island. He is also a licensed nursing home administrator.

Please join me in welcoming Dave Kobis to Wyoming County. “Dave’s extensive experience in Health Care, particularly in rural hospital situations, qualifies him for the position of the Chief Executive Officer at WCCHS. His leadership will be a key factor as we continue to navigate and then recover from the ongoing COVID-19 crisis and will then set us in a great position to move forward and continue to provide outstanding healthcare services to the citizens of our County and our neighboring region” said Richard Kosmerl, President of the Wyoming County Community Health System Board of Managers.

About Wyoming County Community Health System
Wyoming County Community Health System has been serving Wyoming County and the surrounding area for over 110 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 and internal medicine, orthopedics and podiatry, women’s health and maternity, mental health, neurology, endocrinology, ENT, outpatient dialysis, general surgery 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, Attica, Castile, Mt. Morris, Perry, and Warsaw NY.