Oneida, NY – Oneida Health is pleased to welcome its next President and CEO, Felissa Koernig, JD, MBA, FACHE. Koernig officially began on September 18, 2023. At that time, Jeremiah Sweet who served as Interim President and CEO resumed his role as Vice President of Finance and CFO.
“We performed an exhaustive six-month search across the country for the ideal candidate to move our healthcare network into the future,” said Mike Kallet, Oneida Health Board of Trustees Chair. “We couldn’t be happier with our selection. The Board and I are confident that Felissa’s experience and expertise perfectly align with Oneida Health’s current and future organizational goals.”
Koernig comes to Oneida Health with over fifteen years of leadership experience in strategic and operational management in the non-profit, federal, and private sectors. She received her Juris Doctorate (law degree) and Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Pennsylvania State University and previously served as the President of Guthrie Corning Hospital in Corning, New York.
Additionally, Koernig has served as Senior Vice President/Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Guthrie Towanda Memorial Hospital in Towanda, Pennsylvania, and Associate Director/COO of the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Charleston, South Carolina.
Koernig is a Presidential Management Fellow (PMF), a highly selective and prestigious two-year training and leadership training program offered by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management. The PMF program is the federal government’s premiere pipeline for promoting advanced degree graduates into government leadership positions.
“I am excited to join a healthcare organization with a well-known reputation for providing award-winning patient safety and experience to the community it serves,” said Koernig. “Our top priority will continue to be providing convenient access to the highest quality of healthcare. I am honored to serve the residents of Madison and Oneida County while leading a talented team of medical providers and professional staff.”
In 2024, Oneida Health will be celebrating 125 years of providing healthcare. Koernig is the first female CEO in Oneida Health’s history. “Our organization has a rich history of great leaders for more than a century,” said Kallet. “While leaning on our vast experience, we will continue to strive to deliver progressive care and produce the best results for our patients. In Oneida, the future of healthcare is bright.”
About Oneida Health:
Oneida Health is a regional integrated healthcare network based in Oneida, NY operated by Oneida Health Systems, a New York State not-for-profit corporation. From a four-bed hospital in 1899 to a local leader in patient care, Oneida Health has a singular vision for providing the highest levels of patient safety and experience through the perfect pairing of talented medical professionals and state-of-the-art technology. Offering physical rehabilitation, primary and specialty care, lab draw services, an award-winning hospital, and skilled nursing, Oneida Health invests in the health of its communities through a network of services focused on long-term health and prevention.