Juniata College Honors Five Graduates with Alumni Achievement Awards
(Posted June 15, 2015)
HUNTINGDON, Pa. -- Juniata College, as part of its "Alumni Weekend 2015," presented five alumni-related awards Saturday, June 6, during Alumni Assembly.
Englewood, Colo. resident Mary White, president and chief executive officer of Swedish Medical Center in Englewood, was awarded the Alumni Achievement Award; North Wales, Pa. resident Ronald Seiler, an independent pharmaceutical consultant, received the Harold B. Brumbaugh Alumni Service Award; La Mesa, Calif. resident Jonathan Hunter, a public health and housing consultant, received the William E. Swigart Jr. Alumni Humanitarian Award; Merion Station, Pa. resident Dr. Jeremy Souder, patient safety officer at Pennsylvania Hospital, was awarded the Young Alumni Achievement Award; and Huntingdon resident Dr. Jessie Mosley, chief of medicine at J.C. Blair Hospital in Huntingdon, received the Health Professions Alumni Appreciation Award.
Mary White, a native of Bellefonte, Pa., has been president and chief executive officer of Swedish Medical Center, a large community hospital serving the Denver, Colo. community, since 1996. As CEO, she oversees 1,200 medical personnel and 2,000 employees. She also steered the hospital through a significant transition from not-for-profit status to becoming part of Hospital Corporation of America. The facility has been recognized as a Top 100 hospital in the Solucient national poll and a Top 50 hospital in respiratory care by U.S. News & World Report.
She has helped develop the hospital's expansion and certification in a variety of primary care areas and medical sub-specialties, including a telemedicine program for strokes that serves 50 hospitsal sites in a five-state region.
She earned a bachelor's degree in sociology from Juniata in 1973 and went on to earn a master's degree in public health from the University of Pittsburgh.
White has worked her entire career in the healthcare industry, starting in 1974 as a medical technologist at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. She moved to Denver in 1976 to work as a medical technologist at Presbyterian Medical Center until 1978. She moved into hospital administrative duties in 1980 when she joined Rose Health Care Systems as an administrative resident. She became assistant to the resident in 1981 and was promoted to director of planning in 1986. She was vice president for facility planning and development at Rose Medical Center from 1989 to 1991 and was senior vice president and chief operating officer at the center from 1991 to 1996.
She is active in her professional community. She is a Fellow in the American College of Health Care Executives and was a member of the AHA Metropolitan Hospital Governing Council. She currently serves on more than four boards of directors of Colorado not-for-profit organizations and also serves as a board member for CoBiz Financial, a Colorado Bank corporation.
She has worked tirelessly for Juniata, serving on the college's board of trustees since 1996. She was a member of the National Alumni Association from 1991 to 1994, and worked as a class fund agent and volunteered to raise funds for the Science Campaign in Juniata's Uncommon Outcomes capital campaign.
Ronald Seiler is a 1977 Juniata College graduate, earning a bachelor's degree in chemistry, mathematics and secondary education. He went on to earn a master's degree in 1982 in physical science from West Chester University.
A native of Warrington Township, Pa., Seiler most recently worked as a Janssen Pharmaceuticals consultant. Previously he worked as a associate director of learning and development at Merck Polytechnic Institute within Merck Research Labs in North Wales, Pa. Seiler started his career at Merck in 2001, starting as a manager of end-user documentation an
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