New COO announced at Auburn Community Hospital

Joshua Alexander

Joshua Alexander has been appointed chief operating officer (COO) at Auburn Community Hospital (ACH), effective Sept. 12

He joins the leadership team of Auburn Community Hospital after serving at New York–Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center as the manager of business administration for the nursing department. In this role, he managed business operations for 32 inpatient nursing units.

His expertise includes business development, procurement, capital proposals and growth strategy for hospital-wide programs. Additionally, he oversaw an annual operating budget of $25 million and a salary budget of $310 million. Before joining New York-Presbyterian, he was a physician practice manager for the Rochester Regional Health System, where he was responsible for the day-to-day operations of a multidisciplinary primary care practice.

Alexander earned his bachelor’s degree in economics and a minor in business from Loyola University in Maryland. He continued his education and received a Master of Business Administration from the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

The COO is responsible for optimizing the hospital’s overall efficiency, organization and fiscal operations. In this new role, Alexander will report to the ACH president, executing the hospital’s strategic and operational plan. He will work to ensure alignment with enterprise objectives while addressing the needs of the local Auburn community and its patients. Alexander will collaborate closely with the leadership team to maintain high levels of productivity, enhance consumer access, foster patient retention, and uphold exceptional quality and service standards.

“We are thrilled to have someone with Josh’s business caliber and experience as our new chief operating officer. This is a critical role for the hospital as we continue to grow and expand services for our community,” said Auburn Community Hospital President & CEO Scott Berlucchi.

Auburn Community Hospital is the largest employer in Cayuga County, with over 1,200 employees. The hospital has a combined medical staff of more than 200 medical professionals and multiple primary care sites.