Catholic Health Initiatives, Denver, named Beth OBrien senior vice president and group executive officer, effective Dec. 10. OBrien will oversee operations at five CHI hospitals: 542-bed St. Vincent Infirmary Medical Center, Little Rock, Ark.; 101-bed St. Catherine Hospital, Garden City, Kan.; 385-bed St. Joseph Medical Center, Towson Md.; 367-bed St. Johns Regional Medical Center, Joplin, Mo.; and 267-bed St. Joseph Medical Center, Reading, Pa.
OBrien, 59, joined Navigant Consulting, Chicago, in July 2006 after more than two years as president and chief executive officer of Baptist Health System, Birmingham, Ala. -- by Melanie Evans
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