Presence Health of Chicago has named Advocate Health Care executive Michael Englehart to succeed Sandra Bruce as president and CEO.
Englehart, 46, is expected to join Presence on Oct. 1 after stepping down from his role as president of Advocate Physician Partners.
Bruce, 69, announced her retirement this year after serving as top executive of Presence Health, a post she has held since 2011. She was named Presence CEO after the system was formed out of the 2011 merger of Provena Health and Resurrection Health Care.
“I am honored to be given the opportunity to lead an innovative, Catholic-sponsored health system such as Presence Health,” Englehart said in a release announcing his appointment. “I look forward to helping Presence Health make an impact on the communities we are privileged to serve.”
Guy Wiebking, Presence Health board chairman, praised the experience of the incoming CEO in the statement.
“With his proven track record of developing and implementing transformational strategies, establishing clinical alliances and strategic partnerships, and fostering collaboration to create highly integrated models of care, he has the experience, leadership and vision to successfully lead the transformational strategies we have embraced at Presence Health,” Wiebking said.