Catholic Healthcare Partners, Cincinnati, has announced Regional Chief Executive Officer Steven Mickus will assume the role of system chief operating officer following the departure of the longtime chief operating officer. The 34-hospital Roman Catholic system also announced the promotions of two CEOs to positions at the system level.
Mickus named COO at Catholic Healthcare Partners
Mickus, 57, currently serves as the CEO of CHP's northern division of seven hospitals and will retain this title as he becomes the system COO. Mickus will assume responsibilities for departing COO David Jimenez, who announced in December 2008 that he was leaving the system to pursue more hands-on missionary work. Jimenez will continue to lead the Mercy Health Partners Tennessee region for CHP until the end of the year.
CHP also announced promotions at the divisional CEO level. James May, CEO of CHP's central division, has been tapped to lead the new senior health and housing division, which will oversee long-term care and senior housing at the system level. May, 58, retains his central division CEO role as well.
John Starcher, 39, was named CEO of the system's eastern and southern divisions, overseeing operations in four regional systems owned by CHP in Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Tennessee.
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