Ascension Healthcare appoints new CEO


Ascension Healthcare appoints new CEO

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Ascension has appointed Patricia Maryland as Executive Vice President and President and CEO of Ascension Healthcare, effective July 1, 2017.

The change will take effect following the retirement of Robert Henkel, on June 30, 2017. Maryland will have responsibility for the strategic and operational aspects of Ascension Healthcare, with more than 141 hospitals and 2,500 sites of care in 24 states and Washington DC. She will report directly to Anthony Tersigni, President and Chief Executive Officer, Ascension.

Maryland has served as President, Healthcare Operations and Chief Operating Officer of Ascension Healthcare since 2013. She previously served as the Michigan Ministry Market Leader for Ascension and the President and Chief Executive Officer of St. John Providence Health System, Warren, Michigan, where she provided strategic and operational leadership for St. John Providence while promoting alignment among health ministries within Ascension Michigan and the System Office on issues related to Mission and Vision.

Prior to that role, Maryland served as President, St. Vincent Indianapolis Hospital, and also as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for St. Vincent Health. In this dual role she oversaw operations for St. Vincent Hospitals and Health Services, the flagship tertiary hospital of the St. Vincent system.

“We are blessed to have a leader of the caliber and strength of Pat Maryland in Ascension to take on the additional responsibilities of leading our Ascension Healthcare,” said Tersigni. I can think of no better way to ensure a seamless transition that will support the continued success of our work in support of our Mission.”

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