Executive Vice President, Chief Medical Officer
George A. Manchester MD,CMSL, is the Executive Vice President/Chief Medical Officer for Susquehanna Health (SH), which is an integrated all system of health care providers located in Lycoming County including three hospitals with two active medical staffs, a long-term care facility, a multi-specialty physician group practice, and a home health agency. SH is headquartered in Williamsport, Pennsylvania and is the largest employer in Lycoming County.
Dr. Manchester completed medical school at the University of Vermont in Burlington, Vermont and graduated from the Family Medicine Residency at The Williamsport Regional Medical Center in 1982. He has maintained current Board Certification status with the American Board of Family Medicine and in the last twenty-nine years has continued clinical activity in Emergency Medicine in balance with Administrative Medicine throughout his professional career.
In 1982, Dr. Manchester was appointed Medical Director of Emergency Services at Jersey Shore Hospital in Jersey Shore, Pennsylvania, and in 1985, also assumed Medical Director responsibilities for the Emergency Department at Divine Providence Hospital. In 1987, he was appointed as Vice President of Medical Affairs for Divine Providence Hospital and subsequently in 1991, as Senior Vice President of Medical Affairs for the Providence Health System when Divine Providence Hospital acquired Muncy Valley Hospital in Muncy, Pennsylvania.
He participated in the formation of the alliance between the two hospitals of the Providence Health System and The Williamsport Hospital and Medical Center creating the Susquehanna Health System in 1994. He was appointed Executive Vice President of Medical Affairs of the Susquehanna Health System in 1995 when the two medical staffs from The Williamsport Hospital and Medical Center and Divine Providence Hospital merged into one medical staff. In that role, he serves as a liaison between management and the medical staff and also facilitates the credentialing and quality improvement activities of the two system medical staffs. He also serves on the Board for Susquehanna Health Medical Group, a multi-specialty group practice, and is actively involved in physician recruitment and other physician-related System activities.
In addition to maintaining current clinical competency, Dr. Manchester has also partially completed a Masters Degree Program in Health Administration at Wilkes University and has achieved certification by the Greeley Medical Staff Institute as Certified Medical Staff Leader (CMSL). Over the years, he has also served on various boards and committees in the community including the Pennsylvania College of Technology Corporate Advisory Board, and the Williamsport Chamber of Commerce Legislative Affairs Committee and Health Care Subcommittee.
Dr. Manchester is married to Brenda Terry-Manchester and together with their three daughters, Morgan, Meredith, and Maggie, live on a small farm in Linden, Pennsylvania. A son, Jeremy, is currently residing in Florida. Dr. Manchester attends Lycoming Centre Presbyterian Church and in his leisure time enjoys outdoor activities such as farming, hunting and biking.