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Longtime exec Persichilli retiring from CHE Trinity Health


By Rachel Landen
Posted: April 16, 2014 - 10:00 am ET
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Judith Persichilli will retire from CHE Trinity Health May 1, exactly one year after the system was formed from the merger of Catholic Health East and Trinity Health.

When the merger became effective last May, Persichilli was named interim CEO of the new Roman Catholic health system. Then in November, when Dr. Richard Gilfillan took over the permanent president and CEO role, Persichilli became president emeritus and agreed to serve in a special advisory position during the transitional period.

“Judy's leadership, insight and commitment to our mission and our colleagues were instrumental in bringing the two systems together, and her counsel during my transition into the ministry was a tremendous asset,” Gilfillan said in a news release.

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Before the merger, Persichilli served as president and CEO of Newtown Square, Pa.-based CHE from 2010 to 2013. She first joined CHE in 2003 as executive VP of its mid-Atlantic division after serving for eight years as CEO at St. Francis Medical Center in Trenton, N.J. At CHE, Persichilli was promoted to executive VP of acute care in 2008 and then executive VP and COO in 2009 before taking over as president and CEO the following year.

In 2013, Modern Healthcare named Persichilli to its list of the Top 25 Women in Healthcare.

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