Terry Kessler’s New Position
December 29, 2013 in Notes
Rusty Pickett (MC) shared an article from the Cleveland Plain Dealer about Terry Kessler’s (MC) new position:
Sisters of Charity Health System names new CEO
By Brie Zeltner, The Plain Dealer
on December 20, 2013 at 1:46 PM, updated December 20, 2013 at 2:44 PM
CLEVELAND, Ohio — Terrence Kessler, who has served Sisters of Charity Health System as its interim president and CEO since July, has been named chief executive of the health system.
Kessler took over for Sister Judith Ann Karam, who resigned as the president and chief executive of the health system in July to become congregational leader for the founding religious community of the health system. Karam had served as CEO for 15 years.
Kessler served as a member of the Sisters of Charity Health System Board of Directors for 14 years and was appointed general counsel for the system in June of 2012. He will continue in that role. He joined the law firm of Black, McCuskey, Souers & Arbaugh in Canton in 1975 after graduating from Yale University and The Ohio State University College of Law. Kessler said in the statement today that his previous experiences with the health system have provided “a deep understanding of what makes Catholic health care successful and what makes it so very special.”
Karam said in a statement that Kessler understands “the current dynamics of health care and federal health reform, including changing reimbursement, significant shifts in public policy and new models of clinical care delivery.”
Sisters of Charity owns St. Vincent Charity Medical Center near downtown Cleveland, Mercy Medical Center in Canton, and Providence Hospital and Providence Northeast in Columbia, S.C. It co-owns St. John Medical Center in Westlake.
The system includes skilled nursing and assisted living facilities, several large grant-making foundations and hospitals in Northeast Ohio and South Carolina.
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