Henry Amoroso was selected as president and chief executive officer of St. Vincent Catholic Medical Centers as the New York health system is poised to emerge from bankruptcy protection.
Pending the approval of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court overseeing the case, Amoroso will assume his responsibilities in July, succeeding Guy Sansone, a managing director at the turnaround firm Alvarez & Marsal who acted as president, CEO and chief restructuring officer at St. Vincent.
Officials said Sansone, 42, has agreed to become a member of St. Vincents board and will work with Amoroso to ensure a smooth transition. Amoroso, 47, has served as president and CEO of Catholic Health and Human Services, an enterprise that manages the three-hospital Cathedral Healthcare System in Newark, N.J., Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Newark and Mount Carmel Guild Behavioral Healthcare System, as well as Trinity Management and Technology, which provides corporate services support to these enterprises.
St. Vincent officials said Amoroso has strong credentials in philanthropic efforts and also has a track record of working with elected officials on critical healthcare policy issues. -- by Cinda Becker