Rochester General Hospital Announces New President

September 06, 2016


ROCHESTER, NY- Rochester Regional Health today announced the appointment of Nancy M. Tinsley, RN, MBA-HCA, FACHE, as president of Rochester General Hospital. Tinsley comes to Rochester Regional from University Hospitals (Cleveland, OH), where she served as president of the 325-bed Parma Medical Center. 

“Nancy is uniquely suited to lead Rochester General into the future,” said Rochester Regional Health President & CEO Eric Bieber, MD. “As a nurse with a deep clinical and patient care delivery background, and a hospital president who has a track record of building high-performing teams, Nancy will have the ability to drive excellence in care and service across the hospital.”

During her tenure at University Hospitals, Tinsley leveraged system and local resources to create a culture of quality and efficiency that reduced clinical variation. She also led modernization and expansion projects, re-engineered access, and delivered new clinical services across the health system.

“Rochester General is a real asset to the community,” said Tinsley. “I am excited to take on this new role, and to work with the talented team of physicians, nurses and other employees who share a commitment to caring for our patients and improving the health status of this entire region.” 

Prior to her position as president of Parma Medical Center, Tinsley held a number of progressively responsible positions at University Hospitals, including vice president of Clinical Operations, vice president of the Neurological Institute, and administrative director of Service Line Development. She earned a master’s degree in Business-Healthcare Administration from Cleveland State University, and her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Kent State University (Kent, OH). Tinsley is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, for which she is also a state of Ohio Regent; and a Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (Healthcare Quality Certification Board Registered Nurse for the state of Ohio). 

“I am pleased that Nancy will be joining our team,” said Rochester Regional Health EVP & COO Robert Nesselbush. “Her experience in driving excellence in operations and patient care are exactly what we sought in the new Rochester General president,” he said.

“My husband, Mark, and I look forward to putting down roots here and making Rochester our home,” said Tinsley.

Rochester Regional Health is an integrated health services organization serving the people of Western New York, the Finger Lakes and beyond. The system provides care from 150 locations, including five hospitals; more than 100 primary and specialty practices, rehabilitation centers and ambulatory campuses; innovative senior services, facilities and independent housing; a wide range of behavioral health services; and ACM Medical Laboratory, a global leader in patient and clinical trials. Rochester Regional Health, the region’s second-largest employer, was named one of “America’s Best Employers” by Forbes in 2015. Learn more at

Rochester General Hospital is a 528-bed tertiary care hospital that has been serving the residents of the Rochester region since 1847. The medical staff of more than 1,000 primary care physicians and specialists offers primary medical care and broad range of specialties.