Frank Cracolici was named president and chief executive officer of 692-bed St. Lukes-Roosevelt Hospital Center in New York. Cracolici, 53, has been filling the job on an interim basis since February when Richard Daines left to become the New York state health commissioner.
For the past 14 years Cracolici held several executive positions at both the hospital and its parent, Continuum Health Partners, most recently as executive vice president and chief operating officer at St. Lukes while simultaneously serving as Continuums corporate vice president for patient services. He joined the hospital in 1993 as vice president for nursing and patient services.
Cracolici began his career as senior staff nurse at New York Hospital/Cornell University Medical Center. He holds multiple degrees in nursing and health administration. -- by Cinda Becker