Frank Byrne, M.D., has been named president of St. Mary's Hospital Medical Center in Madison.
Byrne most recently was executive vice president of Parkview Health, and president, Parkview Health Foundations, Fort Wayne, Ind. He is a member of the board of directors of the American College of Physician Executives.
The hospital is part of the SSM Health Care System based in St. Louis, which owns, manages and is affiliated with 20 acute care hospitals and three nursing homes in Missouri, Illinois, Wisconsin and Oklahoma.
"We are very excited about Dr. Byrne joining us at St. Mary's," said SSM Health Care President and CEO Mary Starmann-Harrison, in a prepared statement. "Gerald Lefert, the hospital's current president, is retiring after 32 years of outstanding service with St. Marys and will work closely with Dr. Byrne in the transition of leadership."
In his 20-plus years at Parkview Hospital, Dr. Byrne also served as president of the medical staff.
He holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Notre Dame and earned his medical degree from the State University of New York-Health Science Center of Brooklyn. He received his postgraduate medical training at Indiana University Medical Center in Indianapolis, specializing in pulmonary and critical care medicine.