CCCBI to Honor Chester County Hospital’s Michael Duncan (22nc Co.) with 2021 Executive of the Year Award

Mark Hostutler

By Mark Hostutler

Published: 5:27 am EDT May 1, 2021Updated: 3:20 pm EDT April 30, 2021

Michael DuncanImage via the Chester County Chamber of Business & Industry.Michael Duncan.

The Chester County Chamber of Business & Industry has named Chester County Hospital CEO Michael Duncan its 2021 Executive of the Year.

“Due to his many accomplishments at the hospital, including overseeing its world-class expansion and innovations, Mike would be an obvious choice in any year,” said Guy Ciarrocchi, the chamber’s CEO. “However, given his leadership — and that of his entire team — over the past year, there is no leader and no institution in our region more deserving.”

Duncan said he is proud to accept and share the honor with the entire Chester County Hospital family.

“The challenges all of us have experienced this year could never have been anticipated,” said Duncan. “Working in the healthcare industry during a pandemic has been especially challenging. Despite the uncertainty COVID delivered, our hospital family stood tall in the face of fear, collaborated in ways one could never imagine, and delivered safe, compassionate care to our community when needed most. The strength and endurance displayed by every hospital employee is my motivation. I am honored to accept this award on their behalf.”

“Our chamber has honored leaders who excel in their field of expertise and positively impact our region,” said CCBI Chair Thom Chiomento. “Mike Duncan exemplifies all of this. We are blessed to have him and his team in our county.”

Since 2000, the chamber has honored founders, executives, and innovators in every industry, including Bill Covaleski and Ron Barchett of Victory Brewing, Ashley McEvoy of Johnson & Johnson, Nick DeBenedictis of Aqua, and Vanguard CEOs Jack Brennan and Bill McNabb.

Duncan will be feted at the chamber’s Annual Awards Event to be held this fall at Longwood Gardens. Historically, the event brings together civic, business, and government leaders from across the region.Details are being finalized to comply with COVID-19 guidance and will be released in the near future.