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Anthony Scibelli Named New Fairview Hospital Leader

GREAT BARRINGTON — Berkshire Health Systems (BHS) announced that Anthony Scibelli has been named a system vice president and chief operating officer of Fairview Hospital in Great Barrington following a months-long, nationwide search.

Scibelli, who has been vice president of Operations and chief administrative officer at Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton for the past 10 years, will begin his new leadership role at Fairview in early September. Emmett Schuster, interim vice president of Fairview, will be present to support the hospital during the transitional period.

“Fairview Hospital plays an integral role in making South County a better, healthier place for all, something we are very proud to support and celebrate,” said Darlene Rodowicz, president and CEO of BHS. “It was important to our system that we appoint a thoughtful and dedicated leader who can guide our five-star Fairview Hospital during this pivotal time in healthcare, when we are facing ever-greater challenges and ever-greater opportunities.”

Dr. Alec Belman, chief of staff at Fairview and a member of the search committee, noted that “Tony stood out among a competitive group of candidates, not only for his deep expertise in hospital operations and administration, but also for his collaborative and dynamic leadership style.”

Doreen Hutchinson, vice president and chief nurse at Fairview, added, “we are thrilled that, with Tony, we have found a healthcare leader whose experience, knowledge, and skills are a perfect match for Fairview Hospital.”

Before his role at Cooley Dickinson, Scibelli held several senior leadership positions with Faxton-St. Luke’s Healthcare in Utica, N.Y., eventually becoming senior vice president of Human Resources, Support Services, and Post-acute Operations following a merger with Mohawk Valley Health Systems.

“Fairview has an outstanding reputation as a hospital and as a community partner,” he said. “I am excited to be joining such a dedicated team and look forward to working together to further enhance the important role that Fairview Hospital plays within the community’s system of care.”

Scibelli earned an MBA from SUNY University of Albany, a master’s degree in training and development from Lesley University in Cambridge, and a bachelor’s degree from Worcester State University. He serves as an adjunct instructor at Elms College. In the community, he is an active volunteer and board member with organizations including Lighthouse School, Franklin and Hampshire County Regional Employment Board, Greenfield Community College, and Northampton Survival Center.