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As­cen­sion Health, which this year re­or­ga­nized to cre­ate a new par­ent com­pany for the na­tion’s largest not-for-profit care provider, an­nounced a new team of ad­min­is­tra­tors, ac­cord­ing to a news re­lease. The St. Louis-based com­pany, which runs 76 hos­pi­tals across the coun­try, on Jan. 1 cre­ated the As­cen­sion Health Al­liance over the health sys­tem and sev­eral sub­sidiaries (Jan. 9, p. 10). 65, takes over as

Charles Bar­nett, pres­i­dent of health­care op­er­a­tions and COO for As­cen­sion Health. He served as Texas/mis­souri min­istry mar­ket leader with As­cen­sion Health, and is tak­ing a leave of ab­sence from his role as pres­i­dent and CEO of As­cen­sion’s Se­ton Health­care Fam­ily sub­sys­tem in Austin, Texas. Bar­nett as­sumes the role from 57, who this

Robert Henkel, month was named pres­i­dent and CEO of the sys­tem to re­place now

An­thony Tersigni, pres­i­dent and CEO of the al­liance. Eric En­gler,

41, was named se­nior VP of strate­gic plan­ning and de­vel­op­ment. He’s been with As­cen­sion since 2001. Dr. Ziad Hay­dar,

49, was named As­cen­sion Health’s se­nior VP for clin­i­cal ex­cel­lence and chief med­i­cal of­fi­cer. He joined As­cen­sion in 2010, serv­ing as VP of clin­i­cal ex­cel­lence and physi­cian in­te­gra­tion. 42, takes over as se­nior VP of le­gal

Chris­tine Mccoy, ser­vices and gen­eral coun­sel; she pre­vi­ously was VP of risk man­age­ment. Se­ton Health­care Fam­ily made

Je­sus Garza pres­i­dent and in­terim CEO to re­place Bar­nett. Garza, 59, pre­vi­ously was an ex­ec­u­tive VP and COO for Se­ton and pres­i­dent of its hospi­tal di­vi­sion, the Se­ton Fam­ily of Hos­pi­tals.


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