The CEO You Should Know - Jerry Morasko


Mr. Jerry Morasko, arrived in Crawford County almost exactly ten years ago in April of 2009, as the President and CEO of Galion Community Hospital. In 2010, he led Galion Hospital’s acquisition of Bucyrus Community Hospital to form Avita Health System.   

As CEO of Avita, Jerry reflects Avita Health System’s dedication and commitment to enhancing healthcare in our area. He not only developed new healthcare service lines including pain management, vascular, and heart cath services, he also guided the expansion of the health system to include a third hospital, Avita Ontario Hospital, which opened on February 6, 2017 at the Richland Mall in Ontario, Ohio. The new hospital, which is located in the former Lazarus Department Store building at the mall, occupies approximately 200,000 square feet. 

Originally from Montana, Jerry received his bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Montana and his Master of Health Administration degree from Montana State University in Billings.  

Healthcare leadership also runs in the family as Jerry's twin brother, Robert, is a hospital CEO in Colorado. Together they co-authored “Unlocking the Secrets to Better Board Governance with the MGO System”, which helps to bridge the gap between the rhetoric and the reality of effective board governance.  

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