Well known to the Brockport community, Jim Cummings, has a distinguished career in health care leadership and management. An executive at Lakeside Health System from 2006 until 2014, first as Vice President of Human Resources, then Senior Vice President, and finally Interim Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Cummings keenly understands the health care needs and issues of our region. While functioning in these roles he provided executive leadership for all aspects of strategic planning, executive and physician recruitment, compensation, employee benefits, employee relations, organizational development, and from 2011 to 2012 oversight of hospital operations. In January, 2013 Mr. Cummings was named Interim CEO of the Health System.
Prior to his career at Lakeside, Mr. Cummings held a series of executive positions at Corning Hospital in Corning, New York over a 26-year period. Corning Hospital is a 99-bed acute care facility with high volume outpatient services. While employed by Corning Hospital Mr. Cummings held the positions of Vice President of Human Resources and Vice President of Operations. For the five years prior to that, he held various management positions at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Elmira, New York.
Mr. Cummings holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Ithaca College, and a Master’s in Community Service Administration from Alfred University. He is a Diplomat in the American College of Healthcare Executives and at the local level he is active in the Brockport Kiwanis Club.
Mr. Cummings expressed his enthusiasm at heading Oak Orchard. “It is my honor to have been selected to serve the community by leading Oak Orchard Health through this turbulent, yet exciting, time of transition in American health care. Oak Orchard has a forty year history of providing affordable quality services to families and individuals who might not otherwise have access to care. It will be my job to ensure that this important resource is well-positioned to thrive into the future and to continue to provide the community excellent preventative and primary care services.”
Mr. Cummings can be reached at the Brockport Practice