Dr. Kenneth Berkovitz has been promoted to market leader of Ascension Michigan in Warren after serving since 2018 as president of Ascension Medical Group in Michigan.
He replaces Dr. Joseph Cacchione, who left last summer to become executive vice president of clinical and network services for St. Louis-based Ascension.
Berkovitz, who also was appointed senior vice president of Ascension, will begin his new job Feb. 9.
Ascension's 16 Michigan hospitals include Ascension St. John Hospital in Detroit, Ascension and Ascension Providence hospitals in Southfield, Novi and Rochester.
"Dr. Berkovitz ... has demonstrated a commitment to collaboration, a focus on patient-centered care and the mindset of a true servant leader," said Craig Cordola, Ascension's executive vice president and COO, in a statement. "Dr. Berkovitz is a respected, strategic clinical and administrative leader who has a history of delivering measurable success for large health systems."
Berkovitz has served before as CEO of the Cardiovascular Institute of OSF Healthcare System in Peoria, Ill., and also had a similar role with Summa Health in Akron, Ohio.
"As a physician, I am keenly focused on the healthcare of the future and how we will continue to provide exemplary care to our patients in new ways, via new technologies, where and when they need it most," Berkovitz said in a statement.
An interventional cardiologist, Berkovitz earned his medical degree at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville and completed his internship and residency at University Hospitals of Cleveland. He also was fellow at the Krannert Institute of Cardiology at Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis.
Ascension Michigan operates 16 hospitals and employs more than 22,000 workers.
This article was originally published in Crain's Detroit Business.