In connection with a restructuring effort that began when Ascension Health Chief Executive Officer Doug French took office in January, the 55-hospital system last week announced the appointments of several new senior executives. The new executives' predecessors left voluntarily, retired or were terminated, French said.
St. Louis-based Ascension named Anthony Speranzo, 53, previously a managing director at U.S. Bancorp Piper Jaffray in Newport Beach, Calif., as its new chief financial officer. David Pryor, M.D., 50, previously senior vice president and chief information officer of Allina Health System in Minneapolis, joined Ascension early last month as senior vice president of clinical excellence. Sherry Browne, 44, was named Ascension's new CIO. Previously Browne was the CIO of Monet Mobile Networks in Seattle.
Ascension also appointed Sister Maureen McGuire, 55, senior vice president of mission integration. Before joining Ascension, McGuire was vice president of service culture development at the Catholic Health System of Western New York in Buffalo.