David J. Kilarski
David J. Kilarski has served as Chief Executive Officer of FirstHealth of the Carolinas since October 2011. Prior to joining FirstHealth, Mr. Kilarski was President and Chief Executive Officer of Marymount Hospital and Marymount Health Care Systems in Garfield Heights, Ohio from 2003 to 2011 and the President of South Pointe Hospital in Warrensville Heights, Ohio from 2006 to 2011. Both Marymount and South Pointe are Cleveland Clinic Regional Hospitals.
As CEO, Mr. Kilarski is responsible for directing the development and operation of the corporation in all activities in coordination with the policies adopted by the Board of Directors. Mr. Kilarski develops and coordinates the Corporation’s goals, objectives and strategic plans, and ensures that the core purpose of the Corporation, to care for people, is fulfilled.
Mr. Kilarski attained a Bachelor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Illinois, and a Master of Science degree from Ohio State University. He is a fellow of the American College of Health Care Executives and is board certified in health care management. He began his career as a pharmacist, serving as Director of Pharmacy at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, Illinois and St. Anthony’s Hospital in Amarillo, Texas. It was in Amarillo, Texas that Mr. Kilarski broadened his career to become Vice President of Professional and Support Services, and Chief Operating Officer of the 300-bed hospital. When St. Anthony’s merged with High Plains Baptist Hospital in 1996, Mr. Kilarski was appointed Executive Vice President of the new health system.
Mr. Kilarski serves on the Moore County Partners in Progress Board of Directors, the North Carolina Health Care Association Board of Trustees and is involved in several other local community initiatives and activities.