Sullivan Named Permanent President and CEO
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Newtown Square, Pa. – The St. James Mercy Hospital board of directors and CHE Trinity Health have announced that Jennifer L. Sullivan has been named president and chief executive officer of St. James Mercy Health System, effective February 4, 2014. Following a search by the board of directors, Sullivan was named interim president and CEO in August 2013.
“We are pleased that Jen has accepted the role of president and CEO,” said John Capasso, CHE Trinity executive vice president. “She has clearly demonstrated her commitment to creating a long-term, viable healthcare presence for the Hornell community and her capacity for leadership through this time of transformation.”
“Jen has worked extremely hard in the last six months to strengthen St. James Mercy’s relationships with physicians, employees, volunteers, and the community, all of which are critical to implementing the New Vision of healthcare,” said Sr. Mary Fran Wegman, SJMH board president. “She understands the urgency of transforming the organization, and her energy and communication style have enhanced support of our most important initiatives.”
Sullivan will continue her focus on the “New Vision” for healthcare in Hornell. “My priority is to continue leading our New Vision Task Force in its extremely important work to create a business plan that outlines a new model of healthcare for our community,” she said. “The new model will deliver an attractive array of services that are sustainable and meet the community’s primary healthcare needs. The people in Hornell need and deserve high-quality care close to home, and we are best positioned to deliver this care. ” Sullivan discussed progress of the New Vision at a public Town Meeting on Wednesday, February 12.
Sullivan, who joined St. James Mercy Hospital in 2003, has more than 20 years experience in finance and operations management. Prior to joining St. James Mercy, she held positions at Arthur Andersen, Rochester, N.Y.; KPMG Peat Marwick, Boston, Mass.; Unity Health System, Rochester, N.Y.; and the Catholic Healthcare Audit Network, St. Louis, Mo.