Acker to retire as head of St. Lawrence Health

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David Acker(St. Lawrence Health)
Published: Oct. 12, 2021 at 2:19 PM EDT
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POTSDAM, New York (WWNY) - David Acker will retire next year as president and CEO of St. Lawrence Health, which runs Canton-Potsdam, Gouverneur and Massena hospitals.

Acker will step down during the second quarter of 2022, ending a 14-year career with the system.

“David has done an exceptional job as St. Lawrence Health’s President and CEO. We appreciate his efforts in leading St. Lawrence through a period of significant progress and evolution. The system is well positioned for future growth,” said Ed Mucenski, chair of St. Lawrence Health’s board of directors, in a news release.

Under Acker’s leadership, he established St. Lawrence Health in December 2013, took on the management of Gouverneur Hospital and Massena Memorial. SLH is the largest employer in St. Lawrence County with 2,025 employees.

Acker will be succeeded by Donna McGregor, who has been SLH’s chief financial officer since July 2020.

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