A familiar face is taking on a new role at Highlands Hospital. Dr. Richard Tiberio was named as Highlands’ first Chief Medical Officer by the hospital’s Board of Trustees. Tiberio has been practicing in Connersville for nearly 30 years. He is a board-certified internist who focuses on the treatment of hypertension, diabetes, lipid disorders and vascular disease. Highlands Hospital CEO John Andursky said that while the position is new, Tiberio has a long list of duties. “He’s going to be the liaison between the medical staff and the hospital board and administration,” Andursky said. “He’s helping us coordinate a lot of different issues with patient care,”Andursky added. Andursky said Tiberio has an excellent reputation for providing quality patient care. “He brings a thoughtful approach to our future planning efforts for Highlands Hospital. He has a true desire to make an impact in our community and beyond. We are fortunate to have him on our leadership team and expand our mission,” Andursky said. Tiberio is a Clinical Professor of Medicine for Seton Hill University’s Physician’s Assistant Program.
He holds a bachelor of science degree, graduating Magna Cum Laude from Harvard University. Tiberio received his medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh Medical School. He completed his residency at Mercy Hospital in Pittsburgh. “I am looking forward to taking on this new leadership role for the hospital,” Dr. Tiberio said. “We have so much talent among our staff. And I am excited to oversee the efforts of ensuring that our patients receive top-notch quality care close to home.”
Christine Haines, Daily Courier (724- 628-2000, ext. 116.)