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Ken DeFurioKen DeFurio
President & CEO

Ken DeFurio has been with Butler Health System for nearly 35 years. He has served as President & CEO for 14 years.

Under DeFurio’s leadership, BHS has grown into one of the most successful regional health systems in Pennsylvania, all while remaining community-based and independent.

BHS employs more than 3000 people. It is the largest employer in Butler County and one of the largest in all of western PA. Butler Health System includes Butler Memorial Hospital, Clarion Hospital, and Butler Medical Providers, a large, multi-specialty physician network of more than 150 physicians and more than 100 advanced practice providers. BHS has 80 ambulatory locations across 8 counties.

DeFurio began his career at BHS as a respiratory therapist, providing direct care to patients. He holds a BS in Respiratory Therapy from Indiana University of PA, and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Pittsburgh. DeFurio serves on a number of boards and community organizations, including Butler County Community College and the Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania.

Steven Davis, MBA, FACHESteven Davis, MBA, FACHE
President BHS Clarion

Steven Davis is an accomplished health care executive with extensive experience in hospital and health care operations, strategic planning and new business development. Steven earned his Bachelor of Science, Health Policy and Administration and went on to receive his Master of Business Administration from Penn State University.

He is Board Certified in Health care Administration by the American College of Health care Executives. In addition to serving as President of Clarion Hospital, Steven is also responsible for leading overall integration efforts for Butler Health System, ensuring strategic and cultural alignment leading to a consistent patient experience. Before coming to Clarion, Steven most recently served as the CEO at Lock Haven Hospital. He brings 21 years of combined experience in healthcare leadership to our community. A native Pennsylvanian, Steven is originally from Danville, PA. In his spare time, Steven enjoys golf, mountain biking and spending time with family.

Eric HussEric Huss
Chief Financial Officer

Eric Huss has thirty-five years of extensive knowledge and experience in healthcare. He started his career at Ernst & Young where he earned his CPA in public accounting. He then went on from there and joined UPMC where he held various financial management positions. After gaining much experience, Eric joined Gateway Health where he held the position of CFO for over a decade. Prior to joining BHS he was serving as the Executive Vice President Finance and Administration, CFO at Health Partners Plans in Philadelphia, PA.

Eric earned a Bachelors of Science in Accounting from West Virginia University. He has also held various professional affiliation positions, most notably, Former President of the Western PA Chapter of Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) and Treasurer/Board Member of The Watson Institute. Eric has worked within the healthcare industry for over a decade, and we are excited to have him join our BHS family.

David Rottinghaus, MD David Rottinghaus, MD
Chief Medical Officer, President of Physician Network

Dr. Rottinghaus graduated from Medical College of Ohio and completed his emergency medicine residency at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA in 2001. He worked as an attending physician in emergency medicine at AGH until 2010.

Dr. Rottinghaus joined Butler Emergency Physicians Associates as staff physician in the ED at Butler Memorial Hospital in 2010 and became Medical Director of the Emergency Department at Butler Memorial Hospital in 2011. He later joined the Administrative Team at Butler Health System in 2014 as Executive Director, Emergency Services and now serves in his current role as Chief Medical Officer and Vice President of Medical Affairs.

Norman K. Beals III, MDNorman K. Beals III, MD
Vice President of Physician Network, Chief Wellness Officer

Dr. Beals is Board certified and Fellow of the American Board of Family Medicine and also holds qualification in Sports Medicine. He graduated from St. George's University School of Medicine. After completing his clinical core rotations at the Royal United Hospital in Bath, United Kingdom, he went on to complete his Jefferson affiliate Residency program in Family Medicine. He joined Butler Health System in 2014. Special interests include evolving future ambulatory care models and, along with the BHS Health Care Team, creating extraordinary experiences for patients in the communities we serve.

Karen Allen, RN Karen Allen, RN
Chief Nursing Officer, Chief Experience Officer, Vice President Patient Services

Karen came to Butler Health System from UPMC Shadyside in 2004 and has over 36 years of experience in healthcare. She holds an associate degree in nursing and Bachelor of Science in education from the University of Pittsburgh. Karen spent many years leading surgical services before moving into administration. Karen has lead most areas in the hospital during her career. Karen has published articles in AORN, Surgical Services Management and Today’s OR Nurse.

Thomas A. Genevro Thomas A. Genevro
Chief Operations Officer

Tom joined Butler Health System in 2008 and has over 25 years of experience in healthcare. He earned a Bachelor of Science in labor and industrial relations from Penn State University and a master’s degree in business administration from Robert Morris University.

Roger W. Lutz Roger W. Lutz
Chief Information Officer

Roger came to Butler Health System in 2009 and has over 20 years of experience in information technology and data communications. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Information Science from Robert Morris University and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Roger’s passion is cybersecurity and he serves on the Healthcare and Public Health sector steering committee for the FBI’s Pittsburgh InfraGard partnership. Roger holds both CHCIO and HCISPP certifications and in his spare time teaches the Healthcare Ethics, Law, Privacy and Information Assurance course as part of an M.Sc. Healthcare Informatics program at Slippery Rock University.

Hillary Harlan, BSRN, JD, CHC Hillary Harlan, BSRN, JD, CHC
Chief Compliance Officer & VP Professional Services

Hillary has a unique clinical and legal background. Hillary has expertise in the areas of corporate compliance, healthcare fraud and regulatory issues, litigation support, and risk assessment, among others. Most recently, Hillary has been a Senior Managing Director with GlassRatner, a multi-specialty financial advisory firm. In addition to BHS, Hillary has previous experience at McKesson, MED3000, and Preferred Care Partners Management Group. She also has experience as a cardiac intensive care RN.

Hillary will provide oversight of BHS’s Corporate Compliance Program as well as BHS’s Professional Services (HR, Risk Management, Governance, and Legal Services).

Hillary holds a BA English from SMU, a BS Nursing from Texas Tech, and a Juris Doctor Law degree from Texas Tech.

Kathy J. SelvaggiKathy J. Selvaggi, MS, MD, FAAHPM
Chief Community Health Officer

Dr. Selvaggi graduated from the Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine and completed her Internal Medicine residency and Hematology/Oncology fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh.

Selvaggi practiced Oncology in western PA for many years before completing a palliative care fellowship at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston MA. She was the Director of the inpatient palliative care unit at Brigham and Woman’s hospital in Boston until October 2015 when she joined the Butler health System to develop and direct the BHS palliative care program.

Selvaggi joined the administrative team at BHS in January 2021 to serve as Chief Community Health Officer. Her many responsibilities will include addressing the social determinants of health and collaborating with community leaders and insurers to improve the health of communities served by BHS.

Michael E. FiorinaMichael E. Fiorina, DO
Vice President of Medical Education

Dr. Michael E. Fiorina is currently a board certified Family Practice physician. Born in Lower Burrell, PA, he attended Washington and Jefferson College and then the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. After completing a residency in Family Medicine in Altoona, PA, Dr. Fiorina moved to Butler in 1998. For the next 23 years he worked as a Family Practice physician, initially employed but Butler Health System and then spent the last 16 as an independent physician. In 2021, he joined the administrative team as Vice President of Medical Education. His duties will focus on establishing a graduate medical education program in an effort to get the best medical school graduates to complete their residency training with Butler Health System.

Dr. Fiorina has served the medical staff as both the Chair of the Department of Medicine and President of the Medical Staff. He was also on the Board of Trustees at Butler Health System. Over his 23 years of clinical practice he has trained medical students, nurse practitioner students, and physician assistant students. He also has a faculty appointment to the newly formed Duquesne University College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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