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Published on August 02, 2010

Schanel named Moses Cone Hospital president

Judy Schanel has been named President, The Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital, and Executive Vice President, Moses Cone Health System. Schanel succeeds Tom Gettinger who left in May to take a position with WakeMed in Raleigh.

“I consider it an honor and privilege to be able to work for the patients, employees, physicians and members of our community,” Schanel says. Schanel plans to clear her September calendar of meetings so she can visit various departments within the facility to get to know the 3,713 people who work at the Health System’s flagship hospital.

“I am quite pleased that we have the talent within the organization to fill this critical role internally,” says Terry Akin, Chief Operating Officer, Moses Cone Health System. “I believe that Judy's leadership will serve us well and contribute greatly as we strive toward our new vision of national leadership in quality, service and cost-effectiveness for Moses Cone Health System.”

Schanel joined Moses Cone Health System as part of the Health Services Division in 2002. In 2005, she became Vice President and Service Line Administrator for Moses Cone Hospital.

She earned a bachelor of science degree in nursing from Georgetown University, and her master’s of science degree in nursing from the University of Pennsylvania. She is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives and a 2007 recipient of the Women in Business Award for the Triad.

Schanel also has been engaged over the years in various community service activities, currently as a board member and committee chairperson for the United Way and as a board member for Advanced Home Care.

Schanel begins her new role Aug. 9.

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