Who: Michael Covert, 65
Appointed to: CEO of CHI St. Luke's Health, Houston, and senior VP at Catholic Health Initiatives, Englewood, Colo., effective late August. Six-hospital CHI St. Luke's Health was previously known as St. Luke's Episcopal Health System. CHI acquired St. Luke's last year.
Previous positions: Now serves as president and CEO of Palomar Health, a three-hospital system based in Escondido, Calif., a position he's held since 2003. He has more than 40 years of healthcare management experience, including a stint as president and CEO of Sarasota (Fla.) Memorial Health Care System.