Bucktail Medical Center

Bucktail Medical Center Announces New Leadership, Reaffirms Its Doors Remain Open Along with Commitment to Deliver Health Care for Community

Renovo, Pa. — An Interim Administrator for Bucktail Medical Center has beenappointed to help guide the organization as it continues serving the Renovo and Western Clinton County community. Laura Murnyack, BSN, RN previously served as Chief Nursing Officer for Bucktail Medical Center and has accepted the interim position to support the hospital’s services, its medical staff, and the Board of Directors.

“Ms. Murnyack’s experience as former Chief Nursing Officer and her depth of knowledge about the community and its health care needs are exceptional assets for Bucktail Medical Center and our patients as we set a strategic course for 2024 and beyond,” said John Lugg, President of the Board of Directors.

An outpouring of support for Bucktail Medical Center locally and from around the world followed coverage on NPR highlighting concerns related to its fiscal challenges, which exemplify the operational difficulties many rural hospitals face nationwide.

Key elected officials U.S. Senator John Fetterman, U.S. Senator Bob Casey Jr., U.S. Rep. Glenn Thompson, Senator Cris Dush, Representative Stephanie Borowicz, and the Clinton County Board of Commissioners have worked to help ensure that Bucktail Medical Center continues to provide much-needed care for the rural community. The Rural Health Redesign Center (RHRC), a nonprofit organization focused on protecting access to high-quality health care in rural communities by encouraging innovation, also supports these efforts with technical assistance.

“Bucktail Medical Center has been delivering essential health care services to residents of the Renovo and western Clinton County area since 1909,” Ms. Murnyack stated. “We are the community’s choice for local, personalized care, with an outstanding team of health care professionals and services ranging from our Emergency Department to Physical Therapy, Acute Care, Lab, Imaging, and more. Our Community Clinic offers preventative care and are working to implement Chronic Care Management. Our doors remain open, and we encourage patients to come see us.”

For more information, contact Tina Schoonover, 570-531-6176 .