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Business Advisory Council: A. Gordon McAleer

A. Gordon McAleer, FACHE
McAleer & Associates

A. Gordon McAleer is the President and Owner of McAleer & Associates (formerly known as Cornell Associates), a professional and executive search firm which offers permanent placements, outplacement services, and education and training.

Mr. McAleer's has over 30 years of experience in healthcare administration. He has served as CEO of hospitals in New York State and Pennsylvania, was the founding CEO of the Northern Metropolitan Hospital Association in New York State, and founded the education program of the Healthcare Association of New York State. Mr. McAleer's most recent post was CEO of the Lewistown Hospital in Lewistown, PA. Under his leadership Lewistown enjoyed consistent profitability and was recognized by Solicient as a Top 100 Hospital in the nation. Lewistown won several prestigious, state and national awards for excellence for quality of care and innovative programs.

Mr. McAleer has extensive, practical experience in recruiting physicians, senior executives, managers, and line staff through his many years in the field. He developed creative and effective strategies for reducing staff turnover and improving employee and physician satisfaction at his hospitals.

He is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) and is a former Regent for New York State. He holds a New York State Nursing Home Administrator's License and is certified as a Senior Housing Professional. He earned a BA degree from Middlebury College and a master's degree in healthcare administration from Trinity University.

Mr. McAleer is currently, or has previously been, involved in several professional organizations and civic activities. He was awarded Humanitarian of the Year by the Kiryas Joel Community (1997), Preceptor of the Year by Penn State University Health Policy and Administration Internship Program (2004), and the Regent's Award for the Senior Healthcare Executive of the Year by the American College of Healthcare Executives Central Pennsylvania District (2006).