Who: Gayle Trupiano
Promoted to: President and CEO of Ascension Living, a division of St. Louis-based Ascension that offers long-term care for seniors at 37 facilities across 10 states and the District of Columbia. She succeeds Jesse Jantzen.
Background: Trupiano was most recently VP of performance excellence at Ascension, leading efforts around operational and clinical performance with a focus on low-income patients. Previously she was head of Ascension's Resource Group, an internal consulting organization that includes the second-largest provider-led group purchasing organization. At Ascension, she also led deployment of the Veterans Choice program, which allows VA patients to get care at private healthcare facilities.
Prior roles: Before Trupiano joined Ascension in 2004, she was the VP of patient-care services at Christian Hospital, a BJC HealthCare affiliate based in St. Louis. She also spent 10 years as director of surgical services for two large acute-care facilities.