August 9, 2013
Steven Rose, RN, MN, President and CEO of Nanticoke Health Services was recently named to the American Hospital Association (AHA) Board of Trustees.

The American Hospital Association (AHA) has elected eight new members to its Board of Trustees for three-year terms beginning January 1, 2014.  The AHA is a not-for-profit association of health care provider organizations and individuals that are committed to the improvement of health in their communities. The AHA is the national advocate for its members, which include nearly 5,000 hospitals, health care systems, networks and other providers of care and 43,000 individual members.

Appointees include:

Steven Rose, RN, MN is the chief executive officer at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital, a 99-bed rural acute care hospital, and Nanticoke Physician Network in Seaford, Del. Rose is currently implementing a master facility plan and program to update infrastructure and improve technology.  He has led the hospital through a major information technology conversion, investing $16 million in a new electronic medical record (EMR), obtaining Meaningful Use 2 and reaching Level 6 of the US EMR Adoption Model.

“A big congratulation to our friend and colleague Steve Rose who is the first Delawarean ever named to the national Board of Trustees of the American Hospital Association– which dates back to 1898,” said Wayne Smith, President of the Delaware Healthcare Association.   “Steve will be helping to set national hospital industry policies as our nation moves to implement the Affordable Care Act.  This is very exciting for our state, our association, the Nanticoke family and of course for Steve, his wife Rosie and his family.”

Before joining Nanticoke Health Services, Rose served as administrator and executive vice president for the Mishawaka campus of St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in South Bend, Ind., part of Trinity Health, where he led design teams to build a new replacement hospital. Prior to that, he served as chief operating officer at United Samaritan Medical Center with Provena Health in Danville, Ill. He has also held the position of chief operating officer at hospitals with Catholic Health East and Catholic Health Initiatives.

Currently, Rose serves as the chair of the Delaware Hospital Association Board of Directors and is a member of AHA’s Regional Policy Board 3. He also chairs the Southern Delaware Chapter of the American Heart and Stroke Association Board and has been appointed by Governor Jack Markell to the Governor’s Hispanic Commission.

Rose earned his bachelor’s degree in nursing at Penn State University through an Army scholarship. After graduation, he served his active duty assignment at West Point Military Academy in New York. He returned to Penn State for a master’s in nursing, becoming a nurse practitioner. He also has a post-master’s certificate in healthcare administration from Villanova University.