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St. Joseph’s Appoints David H. Panasci Chairman of St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center Foundation Board

SYRACUSE – St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center Foundation has appointed David H. Panasci to the position of chairman to the Foundation board, effective May 31, 2013.

President of DHP Consulting, LLC in Camillus, N.Y., Panasci has more than 30 years of executive management experience in the local Central New York business community. He is a management consultant with broad experience within a wide range of industries, including health care, manufacturing, media and retail. Prior to his current position with DHP Consulting, Panasci was president and COO of Fay’s Inc., a retail business that operated a chain of super drug stores under the name, “Fay's Drugs” between 1958 and 1996.

A Syracuse University graduate with a bachelor of science in managerial law and public policy, Panasci also holds master’s in business administration degrees from Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y., and Queens University in Kingston, Ontario. He is an active member of several professional associations, including the Institute of Management Consultants/USA and the National Association of Corporate Directors.

A resident of Jamesville, Panasci is committed to helping to strengthen Syracuse and the surrounding region through community service. In addition to his service to St. Joseph’s Hospital Foundation, he is a board member for the Syracuse Opera Company and Syracuse 20/20. He is both a member of the National Industrial Advisory Council for University of Buffalo’s School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences and an adjunct assistant professor of pharmacy practice at the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences for the University at Buffalo.

St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center is a non-profit, 431-bed hospital and health care system in Syracuse, New York, providing services to patients in 16 counties in Central New York State. Through prevention programs and the latest diagnostic treatment procedures, St. Joseph's works with patients to achieve optimum long-term health. A 14-time winner of the National Research Corporation Consumer Choice award, St. Joseph’s is affiliated with Franciscan Companies and sponsored by the Sisters of St. Francis.

CUTLINE: David H. Panasci, chairman of the board for St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center Foundation