Catholic Health Initiatives, Englewood, Colo., has tapped Michael Covert as CEO of its growing network in Houston.
Effective in late August, Covert, 65, will leave his role as president and CEO of Palomar Health, a three-hospital system based in Escondido, Calif., and become chief executive of CHI St. Luke's Health. He will also serve as a senior VP at CHI. Covert will replace Deborah Lee-Eddie, who has served as interim regional market CEO since January.
“I am thrilled to be part of Catholic Health Initiatives, one of the most forward-thinking health systems in this country," Covert said in a statement. "It's an organization that demands a strong, strategic approach to adapt to this country's ever-changing healthcare industry. I believe my long background will help the organization fulfill its mission to create and sustain healthier communities."