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Sacred Heart HealthCare System Appoints Peters as Chairman of the Board

August 7, 2009
Contact: Valerie J. Downing
Vice President – Foundation, Marketing & Public Relations
610.776.5906 / vdowning@shh.org

Sacred Heart HealthCare System
Appoints Peters as Chairman of the Board

ALLENTOWN, PA -- At the annual board meeting on Tuesday, July 28, 2009, Sacred Heart HealthCare System Board of Directors announced the appointment of Brent L. Peters as Chairman of the Board for both the Hospital Board of Directors and the HealthCare System Board of Directors. Mr. Brent L. Peters serves as Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer and a Board Director of Harleysville National Corporation. He is President of the East Penn Bank Division of Harleysville National Bank (HNB).

“I am excited to take on this leadership role for Sacred Heart. The hospital is such a valuable part of the Allentown community. I look forward to working with the Board and Administration to build a solid strategy to carry Sacred Heart into the future, continuing to fulfill our mission of providing compassionate, quality health care to our community,” says Peters.
Also appointed as First Vice Chairman of Sacred Heart HealthCare System Board of Directors is Thomas Scalici. Scalici serves as the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Cornerstone Institutional Investors, Inc. Robert Zentz, President and Chief Executive Officer of Fellowship Community, was elected as First Vice Chairman of the Sacred Heart Hospital Board of Directors.

Sacred Heart Hospital is a 233-bed Catholic medical center located in central Allentown, Pa. Founded in 1912, Sacred Heart Hospital offers a wide range of advanced medical services ranging from acute rehabilitation to bariatric services to adult psychiatric services. A network of physician practices throughout Lehigh and Northampton Counties provide complete primary and pediatric medical care to the region’s residents. Sacred Heart Hospital is nationally recognized in case management, as a Center of Excellence in Bariatric Surgery, and its Transitional Care Facility was granted a Five-Star rating by the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Additional information is available at www.shh.org.

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