Northside Medical Center selects new CEO

YOUNGSTOWN – Northside Medical Center appointed Trent Crable as chief executive officer, the hospital announced Tuesday.

Crable comes to Youngstown with more than 25 years of diverse health care management experience managing complex operations at academic and community hospitals. He starts here Aug. 4.

“For more than 100 years, Northside Medical Center has cared for the Youngstown community, and I’m honored to join the team of physicians, employees and volunteers that work so hard to continue that mission,” Crable said in a statement released by the hospital, which is part of ValleyCare Health System of Ohio. “Northside remains a valuable resource for this area, now more than ever with the new resources available to patients.”

He was referring to the recently completed $20 million expansion of the hospital’s emergency department and three-story tower that was unveiled last week.

Crable comes to Youngstown from Brooklyn, N.Y., where he was executive vice president and chief operating officer of the 426-bed Brooklyn Hospital Center. He is replacing Kirk Ray, who left to take a position with Community Health Systems, the company that owns ValleyCare Health System of Ohio.

Sandy Kessler, chairman of the board of trustees for Northside said Crable has an “established commitment to enhancing quality measures and the patient experience as well as a solid track record for making hospitals places where physicians and employees enjoy coming to work.”

Previously, Crable was CEO of George Washington University Hospital and Associate Executive Director at the University of Alabama Birmingham Hospital.