Ken DeFurio began his career in healthcare as a respiratory therapist.
His first job out of college, after earning a Bachelor of Science degree
in respiratory therapy, was at Butler Memorial Hospital.
DeFurio then accepted his first management position at the University of
Maryland Medical System in Baltimore, MD. In 1989, DeFurio returned to
Butler Health System. He was increasingly responsible for the management
of several departments, while earning an MBA at the University of Pittsburgh.
Moving through the ranks at the Butler Health System, DeFurio held the
titles of Department Director, Vice President of Outpatient Services,
Chief Operations Officer, and for nearly 10 years, President & CEO.
Under DeFurio’s leadership, Butler Health System (BHS) has led the
region as an independent, community-based health system. As one of the
largest employers in Butler County, BHS is comprised of Butler Memorial
Hospital and more than 70 ambulatory locations.
DeFurio is active in a number of community events. His current and past
board service includes CDC of Butler County, the Butler County Chamber
of Commerce, Butler Road Race for Scholarships, VHA MidAtlantic, and Benbrook
DeFurio resides in Butler Township, PA, with his wife and daughter.