Bruce Fischer Named Chairman of CKHS Board of Directors
- Crozer-Keystone Health System’s Board of Directors recently named Bruce G. Fischer, senior vice president of Strategy and Portfolio for Sunoco, Inc., as chairman.
- Fischer, who has worked for Sunoco for more than 35 years, has held various positions within the company in the areas of finance, marketing, sales and operations.
- Fischer succeeds Walter Farnam.
Bruce G. Fischer
Crozer-Keystone Health System’s Board of Directors recently named Bruce G. Fischer, senior vice president of Strategy and Portfolio for Sunoco, Inc., as chairman.
The Board of Directors is responsible for the overall direction and control of the health system.
Fischer, who has worked for Sunoco for more than 30 years, has held various positions within the company in the areas of finance, marketing, sales and operations. In 1995, he moved to Sunoco’s Toledo-based operation, where he became the first vice president and general manager of Sunoco MidAmerica Marketing and Refining. That business unit comprised of the Toledo refinery, 1,000 Midwest service stations and a small chemical business became an integral part of the company as well as the local economy. Fischer held that position until 2000, when he moved back east to oversee a merger between Sunoco Chemicals and Pittsburgh-based Aristech Chemical Corporation.
He served as senior vice president of Sunoco Chemicals until 2008, when he began his current position. Today, Fischer leads efforts company-wide that relate to developing strategic options for Sunoco businesses and executing portfolio changes.
Fischer is a member of the board of directors of Sunoco Logistics Partners L.P. and past chairman of the Society of Chemical Industry. He earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting and an M.B.A. from Drexel University.
Fischer has been a member of the Crozer-Keystone Board of Directors since 2003. He has served as chairman of the Finance Committee and as a member of the Executive Committee and Compensation Committee.
As the new chair of the Board of Directors, Fischer succeeds Walter Farnam.
Fischer says, “It was a pleasure to work with Walter. He has led the Board through some difficult times with poise and a calming influence. I have a great deal of respect for him.”
Fischer looks forward to working with Crozer-Keystone’s administrators, physicians and others more closely to help the health system continue to grow and prosper.
“It is an honor to serve as chairman of Crozer-Keystone’s Board of Directors. Everyone has a great deal of respect for this health system and how it fulfills its mission of serving and supporting the community every day,” Fischer says.
He says that maintaining patient safety, implementing the strategy on clinical integration and strengthening the financial health of the system are among his top goals as chair.
“Because ‘pay for performance’ is the model for health care today, it’s critical that Crozer-Keystone continue to provide excellent quality of care. I know that the health system’s dedicated team is working toward this goal every day,” Fischer says. “But Crozer-Keystone must maintain fiscal solvency to attract good employees, acquire the latest technologies and fulfill its mission."
Fischer lives in Rosemont. He and his wife Nancy, a psychiatric nurse practitioner, have three children.