OSS Health Announces New COO

Posted on November 18th, 2021

Jean Yarrish Wiest MSN, RN, FACHE has joined OSS HEALTH as the Chief Operating Officer. In this role, Jean will work with the team and continue to build upon OSS HEALTH’s culture and commitment to high quality orthopaedic care and excellence in patient experience in the Central PA region.

Jean brings a vast background of healthcare experience to OSS HEALTH. Prior to her current role, Jean was the Vice President of integration at UPMC Pinnacle. In this role, she collaborated with the senior leadership team to implement a vast array of systemwide initiatives and strategies. She was responsible for fostering quality, patient satisfaction, and tactical direction of new hospital acquisitions and played a key role in linking hospitals and providers across the UPMC Pinnacle system. Jean played a key role in the current co-management agreement between OSS and UPMC Hanover and UPMC Memorial.

“Jean joins the OSS leadership team as an accomplished leader in the healthcare industry. Her patient-centered approach along with her forward-thinking leadership style, will bring tremendous value to the mission of OSS HEALTH as we continue to grow and serve our Central, PA community,” says Dr. Chad Rutter, who also serves as the President of the organization.

Jean earned her Bachelor of Science degree in nursing at York College of Pennsylvania, and her Master of Science degree at Villanova University. She is a Board member of the the Kidney Foundation of Central Pennsylvania and a committee member of the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank and a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE)