Local CEO named to Pa.’s Top 100 list

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Cindy Cowie, CEO of Southwest Regional Medical Center, was recently named to the Pennsylvania Business Central’s Top 100 People of 2013.


The list, which has been published since 1991, is compiled by the editorial staff of the Pennsylvania Business Central newspaper from a list of nominated businesspeople.


“We are very pleased with the record number of nominations submitted this year for our annual Top 100 people edition,” said publisher David Wells.


According to Pennsylvania Business Central, the nominees include top executives from some of the most successful companies, along with businesspeople from all levels who have made a major impact in their community and business to business world throughout the past year.


Recipients are selected based on several factors, including the impact they have had on the business community, from job creation and building improvements to fiscal growth or community involvement.


“I am truly honored to be selected among this prestigious group of individuals,” said Cowie.


During Cowie’s tenure, the hospital has enhanced and added many new programs, including the Center for Recovery and Wellness behavioral health services, the SRMC Wound Care and Hyperbaric Center, private rooms for patients, an enhanced emergency department and InstaCare Urgent Care. Technology enhancements include a new CT scanner and digital mammography.


In the course of her career, Cowie has climbed from her beginnings as a Certified Nursing Assistant to the leadership position she holds today as chief executive officer. She has served in this capacity since 2007. She holds a bachelor of science degree from Waynesburg University where she has also served as a clinical instructor. She is a past president of Sigma Theta Tau honor society and was the recipient of the sorority’s nursing practice award in 2004.


Cowie is very active in the community and has served as chairperson for both the Greene County MAGIC Diabetes Coalition and Lungs at Work. She is also a member of RegionalCare Hospital Partner’s Corporate Compliance Committee and is a guest lecturer at Waynesburg University.


She and her husband, Jim, live in Washington and are active members of their church. They have four grown children and a granddaughter.


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