HOSPITALS AND HEALTH SYSTEMS
The University of Vermont Medical
Mary Center in Burlington has appointed Kate Fitzpatrick as its next chief nursing officer.
Fitzpatrick, 51, will begin her new role in September and will also serve as a clinical associate professor at the UVM College of Nursing and Health Sciences. She will take the title from
Eileen interim CNO Whalen, also the hospital’s president and COO, following a six-month national search.
Before joining UVM, Fitzpatrick was clinical director for neurosciences, women’s health and neonatal nursing at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. She also served as trauma system coordinator for Delaware’s public health division and serves as an international consultant for trauma and emergencycare providers.
Leslie Hirsch has been appointed president of St. Peter’s Healthcare System in New Brunswick, N.J.
Hirsch, 62, will assume his new role Aug. 24, joining the health system after serving as president and CEO of St. Clare’s Health System in Denville, N.J., for seven years.
The president’s position at St. Peter’s is separate from CEO Ronald Rak’s role and was created last year at Rak’s request. Hirsch will report to Rak and be responsible for the daily management of the system.
Hirsch has spent much of his career in faith-based systems, leading St. Joseph Hospital in Denver and the Touro Infirmary, a Jewish hospital in New Orleans. He also served as executive VP and COO of Cooper Health System in Camden, N.J., before becoming that system’s president and CEO.
Hirsch also serves as chairman of the New Jersey Hospital Association Board of Trustees.