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WHEELING - Within six months of ...
WHEELING - Within six months of his arrival as Wheeling Hospital's CEO 10 years ago, Ron Violi halted the facility's spate of financial losses and made the hospital profitable every year.
How does he
By applying what he
knows best: Business principles.
After serving as president and CEO of Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, Violi and Pittsburgh attorney Vince DeLuzio formed R&V Associates, a business consulting firm specializing in reviving failing companies and making business acquisitions.
"I think, first and foremost, we just applied business principles to what we were doing," Violi
A decade ago, there were "so many people who had to be shipped into Pittsburgh, Columbus and Morgantown," Violi
"We put the service lines here to keep them."
saw a need for expanded options to treat children, and the Center for Pediatrics
The hospital now has a large team of pediatricians, with services including pediatric surgery, pediatric endocrinology, a pediatric rehabilitation center, pediatric psychiatry, autism disorder care and the early stages of neo-natal care.
"It started with kids," Violi
"We will renovate the whole first floor," Violi
"We're changing out the furniture so that it is less likely to look like institutional furniture.
It's a nice change. ... We're pleased and our patients' families seem to be pleased."
The next major project will be construction of a new continuous care center, to be built directly behind the current Bishop Joseph H. Hodges Continuous Care Center
anticipates that ground will be broken this month.
The new nursing home will be "state of the art, with all private rooms and all private baths," he
"That's a great benefit for the doctor and an even bigger benefit for the patient," Violi
But amid the positive developments, what frustrates the hospital administrator?
said, "I think the frustration that I have is there's so little of our own business that we're really in control of. ... It's the government that controls everything, in truth.
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Ronald L. Violi
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Ronald L. Violi
Ronald L. Violi | 412.434.6300 | firstname.lastname@example.org
has the combined experience of a self-made, retail entrepreneur with decision-making at the highest levels of the corporate health care industry.
unique background makes him extraordinarily suited to guide business leaders who face issues relative to launching a new business, as well as growing and solving inefficiencies in established and mature businesses.
is a native of Sharpsburg, PA.
wife Patti live in Pittsburgh.
They have three children and five grandchildren - all residing in Pittsburgh.
In 1975, Ron
had a vision to implement specialty appliance stores to compete with the then dominant player - the department store.
Dedicated execution of that strategy resulted in him co-founding The Appliance Store, which he grew from a start-up store into a retail chain of 58 stores operating in three states.
As CEO, Ron lead his co-founder in the development of marketing strategies, implementation of growth through both management and acquisitions, and the ultimate exit strategy of how and when to divest the business.
Health Care Expertise
As a long-time advocate for children, Ron was elected to Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Board of Trustees in 1987.
Following years of involvement and demonstration of innovative philanthropic support and leadership, Ron was appointed president and CEO in 1998 to lead the Hospital in times of economic and strategic challenges.
became a successfully operated business, yet maintained as its priority the Hospital's mission to improve the health and well-being of all children through excellence in patient care, teaching and research.
Ron served as president and CEO for eight years and also as CEO and chairman of the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation Board of Trustees.
leadership, the Hospital faced such challenging issues as transition into managed care, consolidation of employees/business units, financial planning, and the implementation of the first paperless electronic medical records system in the country.
leadership, fundraising through governmental relations and foundation fundraising efforts increased by $20 million.
Since January 2006, Mr. Violi, through R & V Associates, has been involved in the turnaround and management of Wheeling Hospital in Wheeling, WV and currently serves as its chief executive officer.
Ron is active on the boards of several local non-profit organizations, including the Civic Light Opera, the Pittsburgh Italian Scholarship Fund and the Federal Reserve Bank in Cleveland, Ohio.
Ron is an advisor to the President of Point Park College in Pittsburgh, PA.
He is a U.S. Navy veteran, who served five years for his Country.
Ronald L. Violi
The Children's Institute
According to Ronald L. Violi , chairman and chief_executive_officer at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh , We are very excited about this new partnership.Our two institutions already have a very good working arrangement , and this will help us further our work toward the advancement of caring for sick children..
CMN funds benefit 14 million children treated annually at 170 CMN children's hospitals throughout North_America.The hallmark of CMN is that 100 percent of locally generated donations stay in the community in_which they were made.CMN , which began in 1983 , is the largest television fundraiser in the world.In 17 years , CMN has raised more than $ 1.4 billion for children's hospitals.
HealthLeaders - HealthLeaders News
As the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and the new Children's Hospital being built in Lawrenceville, Pa., try to resolve conflicts over construction costs, allegations that Children's president and CEO Ronald Violi is in danger of losing his job have been countered by the staunch support of the executive by Children's board.
Children's-UPMC dispute is at end
Children's CEO Ron Violi also expected to announce plans for his resignation
...Children's Hospital's board met yesterday to vote on the pact, which would provide the $473 million budget that the hospital's chief executive officer, Ron Violi, had said was needed to complete the project.
The executive committee of UPMC's
board met last week.
It also was expected that Violi
, who waged an unusually public battle to bring UPMC
to agreement, would announce plans for his
...Violi, Children's outspoken CEO, has maintained that the 2002 merger agreement that gave UPMC control of Children's also promised a "world-class, state-of-the-art" facility without capping the costs.He
accused the Oakland giant of reneging on that agreement and estimated that building a state-of-the-art hospital and research complex would cost about $473 million.