YAP graduate named President and COO of Ohio hospital

TriHealth in Cincinnati, Ohio, appointed Rochester General Hospital youth apprentice program (YAP) graduate Jeremiah Kirkland president and chief operating officer of Good Samaritan Hospital.

TriHealth said Kirkland will also continue to serve as executive director for women’s services as well as the interim chief diversity officer.

Kirkland was a part of the YAP from 2001 to 2003 while a Rochester City School District student. The YAP, based out of Rochester General Hospital, allows students to work in the hospital to explore potential careers in healthcare.

Kirkland earned his bachelor’s degree in healthcare administration from SUNY Brockport and his master’s degree at Roberts Wesleyan College. He served as manager of human resources, director of women’s health services, and manager of clinical innovation at Rochester Regional Health before his tenure at TriHealth.

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