Scott R. Wolfe has been elected president and chief executive officer of the Reading Hospital and Medical Center.Wolfe's selection as the Hospital's top administrator was approved April 30 by the hospital's board of directors.

Board Chairman Bruce Bengtson also announced that Charles Sullivan has been appointed CEO emeritus.

Wolfe has served as senior vice president and chief operating officer at the hospital since 1999. His healthcare career began in 1983 when he joined the Reading Hospital as senior accountant. In 1986, he was named controller for hospital affiliate Berkshire Health System, the former Community General Hospital and the Pottsville Hospital and Warne Clinic.

Wolfe became chief financial officer at Community General in 1987, served as interim CEO in 1991, and was appointed vice president of administration and finance in 1992. He rejoined the Reading Hospital in 1996 when Community General ceased independent operations.

Wolfe, who began his career in public accounting, is a certified public accountant and a fellow in the Healthcare Financial Management Association.

Wolfe is a graduate of Albright College, past president of the college's alumni association, and a member of its board of trustees. He is active in the community through volunteer leadership with the Berks Business Executive Forum, Hawk Mountain Council of the Boy Scouts of America, West Reading Main Street Foundation and other local organizations.

Sullivan has served the Reading Hospital as chief executive officer since 1986. He is only the fourth person since 1916 to hold the top administrative position. He had joined the hospital in 1975 as associate administrator.

Sullivan serves as chair-elect of the Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania and is a director of the Greater Reading Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Berkshire Health Partners, and the Highlands of Wyomissing. He is also a member of the Berks Business Executive Forum.

A graduate of Manhattan College, Sullivan earned his master's degree in hospital administration from Columbia University.

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