Catholic Health Partners to change operating structure to maximize opportunities
--Catholic Health Partners
CINCINNATI, OH (June 15, 2011) – Catholic Health Partners today announced several changes designed to streamline its operating structure, maximize opportunities to grow and carry out its mission, and deploy leaders in several new areas of focus. All changes take effect July 1.
With the sale of Mercy Health Partners – Northeast Region in Scranton, Pa., in May and the potential sale of Mercy Health Partners – Tennessee expected before year-end, CHP will streamline its structure from four to two divisions. They are:
· North Division, overseen by Division CEO John Starcher. The division will include Humility of Mary Health Partners (Youngstown area), Mercy Lorain Region, Mercy Northern Region (Toledo area) and St. Rita’s Health Partners (Lima). and Mercy Health Partners – Kentucky (Paducah, Irvine).
· Central/Senior Health & Housing Services Division, overseen by Division CEO James E. May. The division will include Community Mercy Health Partners (Springfield), Mercy Health Partners – Southwest Ohio (Cincinnati) and Senior Health & Housing Services.
“The new divisional structure will allow us to become even more nimble, develop integrated delivery networks through physician partnerships, and focus on growth opportunities that will extend our ministry,” said Michael D. Connelly, CHP’s president and CEO. “We see the potential for numerous acquisitions/mergers now and in the future, and we are actively pursuing new growth that will enhance our mission in both the short-term and long-term.”
Several leadership changes will take place July 1, including:
· Steven L. Mickus assuming the role of President, Healthcare Operations/COO for CHP. He now serves as COO at CHP and CEO of the Northern Division.
· Jane Durney Crowley becoming Executive Vice President, Clinical Integration & Business Development. She now serves as Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer at CHP.
· Samantha Platzke moving to CHP Senior Vice President, Operations & Systems Effectiveness. She now serves as Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer & Chief Transformation Officer for the Northern Division.
· Donald Kline adding CFO responsibilities for the Northern Division. He now serves as Eastern Division CFO.
About Catholic Health Partners
CHP is the largest health system in Ohio and one of the largest nonprofit health systems in the US. CHP is one of the top health systems in the nation for quality and efficiency as rated by Thomson Reuters. With $5.59 billion in assets, CHP employs more than 37,000 associates in more than 100 organizations, including 31 hospitals which serve the health needs of people in Ohio, Tennessee, Kentucky and contiguous states. True to its mission, in 2010 CHP provided more than $365 million, or 8.5 percent of total expenses, in targeted community benefit. Our hospitals operate as Mercy Health Partners, Humility of Mary Health Partners, St. Rita’s Health Partners and Community Mercy Health Partners. For more information about CHP, please visit www.health-partners.org.
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