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Local Health System Elects New Boards

(July 10, 2012 - Carroll Township, Pa.)

The visionary leadership that is helping to guide Monongahela Valley Hospital (MVH) and its parent organization, Mon-Vale Health Resources, Inc., as they advance their mission which is to enhance the health of the residents of the mid Monongahela Valley area was strengthened with the election of officers for 2012-2013 at their annual meetings.

John D. Fry, president and owner of Procurement Specialty Group, Inc. has been reelected chairman of the Board of Directors of Mon-Vale Health Resources, Inc. and chairman of the Board of Trustees Monongahela Valley Hospital, Inc. This marks Mr. Fry's third term as the leader of the boards.

In addition, R. Carlyn Belczyk was reelected vice chairman and Jeff M. Kotula was reelected secretary of both boards. These officers are also will be serving their third terms which begin on July 1.

Mr. Fry, of Upper St. Clair Township, was elected to the MVHR Board of Directors in 1998 and to the MVH Board of Trustees in 2000. He was elected secretary of both boards in 2005 and is a member of the Executive Committee of both boards. In addition, he has served on the Nominating, By-Laws and Executive Compensation committees and as chairman of the Joint Conference Committee and was appointed chairman of the Finance Committee in 2007.

Mrs. Belczyk is a certified public accountant, accredited in business valuations and a certified valuation analyst. She began her career in public accounting in 1986 and together with Randy Guthrie formed Guthrie, Belczyk & Associates, PC of Washington in 1993. She has served on the boards of numerous professional and community organizations including the Washington County Community Foundation.

Mr. Kotula is president of the Washington County Chamber of Commerce. He leads the activities of the largest chamber in Washington County and the fourth largest chamber in southwestern Pennsylvania. In this capacity, he serves as both the chamber executive and as director of economic development for Washington County through a public/private partnership comprised of the Washington County Commissioners, Washington County Chamber of Commerce, Washington Industrial Development Corporation and Washington County Industrial Development Authority.

In other developments, John A. Holets, M.D., and Kevin Lee were elected to the Board of Directors of Mon-Vale Health Resources, Inc. and Bradley M. Bassi was elected to both boards.

Dr. Holets is a dedicated family practice physician who has served patients in the Monongahela Valley for more than 27 years. He joined the MVH medical staff in 1985 and serves on the boards of the Washington County Hospital Authority and Vale-U-Health, Inc.

Mr. Lee is owner of Lee Supply Company, a leader in the sale and installation of pipe and pumping systems for specialists and the provider of choice to many municipalities, construction companies, mines and environmental operations. He serves as Vice President of the Mon Valley YMCA Board and is a member of the Charleroi Education Foundation and Team Charleroi.

Mr. Bassi is an attorney with Bassi, McCune & Vreeland, P.C., one of the largest and most prestigious firms in Washington County that specializes in a variety of practice areas. He has more than 30 years of courtroom experience and is a respected member of the community who is involved with corporate, human services and youth athletic organizations.

Members of the Mon-Vale Health Resources, Inc.'s Board who also were elected to serve on the Hospital's Board of Trustees include: James C. Grech, R. G. Krishnan, M.D. and Jamie L. Prah.

James C. Grech is Senior Vice President - CNX Land Resources at CONSOL Energy, Inc. He is an active member of many professional and community service organizations such as the American Coal Council, University of Pittsburgh Institute of Politics - Infrastructure Committee, Washington County Habitat for Humanity and the Washington County United Way.

Dr. Krishnan is the immediate past president of Monongahela Valley Hospital's Medical Staff. His leadership helped MVH's medical team grow to 225 physicians who bring outstanding medical care in more than 40 specialties. Dr. Krishnan is a talented cardiologist whose commitment to health care goes far beyond direct patient care.

Jamie L. Prah is a certified public accountant who serves as the Corporate Controller/Treasurer of First Federal Savings Bank in Monessen. He brings extensive financial expertise to the Hospital's Board that he acquired working for public accounting firms and banks throughout the Greater Pittsburgh region.

Also reelected to the Mon-Vale Health Resources, Inc.'s Board were: James J. Connolly, D.D.S.; Karen L. Quinto; Steven J. Sukal; and Charles W. Zubritsky III.

Those reelected to both Mon-Vale Health Resources, Inc.'s Board and Monongahela Valley Hospital's Board of Trustees included: Michal Lementowski, M.D.; William J. Miller Jr.; and Charles R. Muia.

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