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Guthrie Clinic’s senior leadership now includes chief strategy officer

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Elizabeth (Liz) Jaekle

The Guthrie Clinic has recently added a chief strategy officer, executive VP to its senior-leadership team.

In this new role, Elizabeth (Liz) Jaekle will lead strategic planning and implementation, marketing, communications, and philanthropic initiatives across the Guthrie system. She will oversee the development and execution of new business ventures, partner affiliations, market expansions, physician integration, and key service-line strategies.

“I’m thrilled to welcome Liz to Guthrie’s senior leadership team,” Dr. Edmund Sabanegh, president and CEO of the Guthrie Clinic, said. “She is an accomplished leader who brings extensive experience in strategy and business development, joint ventures, and physician and clinical integration. Guthrie is on a transformational journey and Liz is well-positioned to help lead the transition.”

Most recently, Jaekle served as regional president, Mid-Atlantic, for Leawood, Kansas–based ValueHealth, LLC. Prior to that, she was senior vice president, business development at Crozer-Keystone Health System, helping to lead the health system’s “significant” growth and diversification, Guthrie said.

“I am extremely excited to be joining The Guthrie Clinic at a pivotal time in the organization’s growth and transformation. The system is uniquely positioned among integrated delivery systems nationally, with its physician-driven culture, extraordinary care teams and experienced leadership, to meet the evolving and diverse health and wellness needs of the communities it serves,” Jaekle said. “In this new position, I have a rare opportunity to positively impact care delivery, access and health equity for our communities. I’m inspired by Guthrie’s legacy and humbled to have the opportunity to serve the organization in the same transformational way that Dr. Guthrie envisioned over a century ago.” 

Headquartered in Sayre, Pennsylvania, the Guthrie Clinic is a five-hospital system with a large network of outpatient facilities that spans nearly 9,000 square miles in Southern Tier of New York and Northern Pennsylvania. That includes locations in Cortland, Homer, Ithaca, Vestal, Owego, and Corning.       

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