Oneida Health has a new president and chief executive officer. Felissa Koernig officially began on Sept. 18. At that time, Jeremiah Sweet who served as interim president and CEO resumed his role as vice president of finance and chief financial officer.
“We performed an exhaustive six-month search across the country for the ideal candidate to move our healthcare network into the future,” said Mike Kallet, chairman of Oneida Health board of trustees. “We couldn’t be happier with our selection. The board and I are confident that Felissa’s experience and expertise perfectly align with Oneida Health’s current and future organizational goals.”
Koernig comes to Oneida Health with over 15 years of leadership experience in strategic and operational management in the nonprofit, federal and private sectors. She received her Juris Doctorate (law degree) and Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Pennsylvania State University and previously served as the president of Guthrie Corning Hospital in Corning.
Additionally, Koernig has served as senior vice president and chief operating officer of Guthrie Towanda Memorial Hospital in Towanda, Pennsylvania, and associate director and chief operating officer of the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Charleston, South Carolina.
Koernig holds a Presidential Management Fellow (PMF), a highly selective and prestigious two-year training and leadership training program offered by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management. The PMF program is the federal government’s premiere pipeline for promoting advanced degree graduates into government leadership positions.
“I am excited to join a healthcare organization with a well-known reputation for providing award-winning patient safety and experience to the community it serves,” said Koernig. “Our top priority will continue to be providing convenient access to the highest quality of healthcare. I am honored to serve the residents of Madison and Oneida County while leading a talented team of medical providers and professional staff.”
In 2024, Oneida Health will be celebrating 125 years of providing healthcare. Koernig is the first female CEO in Oneida Health’s history. “Our organization has a rich history of great leaders for more than a century,” said Kallet. “While leaning on our vast experience, we will continue to strive to deliver progressive care and produce the best results for our patients. In Oneida, the future of healthcare is bright.”