Sisters of Mercy Health System named five new senior managers as part of an executive leadership restructuring, including the appointment of Mike McCurry as executive vice president and chief operating officer of the 17-hospital system.
Mo. system creates COO role in restructuring
All of the new roles were filled by people already working in the system or its regional affiliates. Were just making use of the talent we already have, said Barb Meyer, spokeswoman for the Chesterfield, Mo.-based system.
McCurrys hiring follows the appointment of Lynn Britton as CEO at Mercy. Meyer said that the system had not previously had a traditional COO, but Britton felt strongly that the system would be best-served by going back to a traditional COO structure. McCurry, 51, has been with Mercy since 1988, including several positions in supply-chain management and most recently as chief information officer.
Kim Day, 57, became senior vice president of regional markets for Sisters of Mercy operations in Arkansas, Kansas and Springfield, Mo., a role he will assume in addition to his continuing responsibilities as president and CEO of St. Johns Health System, Springfield, Mo. Day has been with the system since 2000. Denny DeNarvaez, 53, became senior vice president of regional markets for Sisters of Mercy operations in St. Louis and Oklahoma, which comes in addition to his existing role as president and CEO of St. Johns Mercy Health Care in St. Louis. DeNarvaez has led the St. Louis subsidiary since 2005. Both of those regional senior vice presidents jobs are newly created.
James Jaacks, 44, was named executive vice president of finance, which gives him oversight over both strategic and operational aspects of the systems finances. Jaacks served most recently as chief financial officer for the system since 1999, and has been with Sisters of Mercy since 1991. Randall Combs, 52, was named senior vice president and CFO, following more than 20 years with the system, most recently as COO and CFO at St. Johns Mercy Health Care in St. Louis.
Combs moving to the corporate level prompted several changes at St. Johns Mercy Health Care. Eric Eoloff, 46, became COO of the St. Louis subsidiary and Cheryl Matejka, 44, became CFO.
Both have worked for St. Johns Mercy since 2006. In addition, John Howard, 45, became senior vice president of strategic development and will continue in the general counsel role he has filled since 2003.
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