Trinity Health of New England President and CEO Christopher Dadlez will step down at the end of the year, the health system announced Tuesday.
Dadlez said he has been contemplating the decision for some time and will pursue other opportunities in healthcare, but did not specify why he is leaving the system. Trinity Health of New England is searching for a replacement.
"Together, we have taken this organization far by creating a strong region with a common mission, and I feel now is the right time to allow a new leader to take Trinity Health of New England to the next level," he said in a statement.
Dadlez joined St. Francis Care in 2004 and led it through its 2015 merger with Trinity Health. Previously, Dadlez served as CEO of several organizations, including Mercy Medical Center.
Trinity Health of New England includes four acute-care hospitals—St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center in Hartford, Conn.; Springfield, Mass.-based Mercy Medical Center; Johnson Memorial Hospital in Stafford Springs, Conn.; and Waterbury, Conn.-based St. Mary's Hospital. The system has annual revenue of $1.6 billion and 13,000 employees.
Livonia, Mich.-based Trinity Health is one of the nation's largest not-for-profit systems with 93 hospitals and annual revenue of $16.3 billion and 131,000 employees. Its Connecticut hospitals drove the Catholic-sponsored system's strong earnings in the first half of 2017.