Patricia Darnley Receives 2016 BusinessWomen First Award

Pittsburgh Business Times Recognizes Top Women in Pittsburgh Business Community on March 2, 2016

Mar 01, 2016, 11:55 ET from Gateway Health

PITTSBURGH, March 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Gateway Health President and CEO, Patricia J. "Patti" Darnley has been named a BusinessWomen First award recipient by the Pittsburgh Business Times. The Pittsburgh Business Times annually honors 25 female business leaders for their accomplishments and contributions across numerous industries and organizations. In addition to leading Gateway Health since January 2014, Darnley also serves on many local business and charitable boards and foundations.

"I am honored to be among this great group of women who are being recognized for their notable contributions within the Pittsburgh business community," says Darnley. "Gateway Health prides itself on fostering a diverse work environment and I'm especially proud of the opportunities for women to hold leadership positions and advance their careers while also giving back to community and making a difference in the health of our members."

In recent years, Gateway also has made significant inroads in hiring and promoting female executives. Most notably, in addition to having Darnley as President and CEO, Gateway also has a female Chief Clinical Officer, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Compliance Officer and Chief of Staff as well as several women serving as vice presidents and medical directors.

Darnley, a Pittsburgh native, holds a bachelor's degree in accounting from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and an MBA with a concentration in Finance from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh. In 2014, she was inducted into the Indiana University of Pennsylvania Eberly College of Business Hall of Distinction for her business achievements, leadership and high level of success in business, specifically in healthcare. 

The Pittsburgh Business Times will produce a special supplement honoring the winners of the 2016 BusinessWomen First Awards. This supplement will be distributed in the March 4 issue of the Pittsburgh Business Times. The 2016 BusinessWomen First recipients will be recognized at an awards program on Wednesday, March 2 at the Westin Convention Center Hotel in downtown Pittsburgh.

About Gateway Health 

Gateway Health is a nationally ranked managed care organization that focuses on providing the best possible healthcare to a growing number of Medicaid and Medicare Advantage consumers. Gateway Health serves the needs of at risk and vulnerable citizens including those facing chronic diseases and those who are Medicare eligible and low-income. The organization provides Medicaid services in Pennsylvania, Delaware and West Virginia and Medicare coverage in Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Ohio and North Carolina. Gateway members have benefitted from services such as disease management, health and wellness programs and preventive care. "A Better Way" is more than a tagline, but what Gateway wants for its members, providers, communities and partners. To learn more about Gateway Health, visit us online at

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