Ascension has promoted its interim CEO and former chief operating officer of Texas operations to president and CEO of that area, overseeing 12 hospitals, 2,000 physicians and a 250,000-enrollee health plan.
On Tuesday, Andy Davis was named chief executive for Ascension Texas, as well as senior vice president of Ascension. He will report to Craig Cordola, former CEO of Ascension Texas who recently was promoted to chief operating officer of Ascension, one of the nation's largest Catholic healthcare companies.
"Andy is an exceptional leader, and I feel confident that he will continue to expand upon the growth and strategic direction of Ascension Texas," Cordola said in a written statement.
As CEO of Ascension Texas, Davis will be responsible for oversight of Ascension Seton and Ascension Providence in Waco. Ascension Texas includes Dell Children's Medical Center and Dell Seton Medical Center at the University of Texas. He will be responsible for the strategic academic relationship with Dell Medical School at the university.
"I am honored to accept the expanded leadership role at Ascension Texas and look forward to continuing to work alongside our leaders, physicians, and associates to provide high quality healthcare to individuals in Central Texas," Davis said in a statement.
Davis has been with Ascension for more than 13 years. Before joining Ascension Texas, he was COO at Ascension St. Vincent's Health System in Birmingham, Ala. Before joining Ascension, he worked in Mobile, Ala., as administrative director for Infirmary Health.
Davis is a graduate of the Ascension Executive Ministry Leadership formation program.
He also is a graduate of the University of Alabama at Birmingham with a bachelor's degree in finance and master's degrees in business administration and healthcare administration. He and his wife have three children.