Bon Secours Charity Health System Appoints Terence M. O'Brien as Chief Executive Officer

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Bon Secours Charity Health System announced today the appointment of Terence M. O'Brien as its new chief executive officer. O'Brien's selection follows an in-depth national search for the position vacated following the departure of former CEO Dominick Stanzione in June. O'Brien will assume his new position on February 2, 2009, leading a regional healthcare delivery system, which is comprised of a regional medical center, two community hospitals, a certified home health agency, two long-term care facilities, an assisted living and adult home facility, and several other off-site medical programs. O'Brien comes to Bon Secours Heath Systems from Lenox Hill Hospital, a 650 bed, major teaching hospital, located on Manhattan's Upper East Side.

It is a privilege to welcome a leader of Terry O'Brien's caliber to our organization. His background and values are a strong fit for our system

Bon Secours Charity Health System announced today the appointment of Terence M. O'Brien as its new chief executive officer. O'Brien's selection follows an in-depth national search for the position vacated following the departure of former CEO Dominick Stanzione in June. O'Brien will assume his new position on February 2, 2009, leading a regional healthcare delivery system, which is comprised of a regional medical center, two community hospitals, a certified home health agency, two long-term care facilities, an assisted living and adult home facility, and several other off-site medical programs.

Terry comes to Bon Secours Heath Systems from Lenox Hill Hospital, a 650 bed, major teaching hospital, located on Manhattan's Upper East Side. Lenox Hill was named one of the top 50 Hospitals in the 2008 U.S. News and World Report rankings in the areas of Heart & Heart Surgery (25) and Orthopedics (32). Terry currently serves as the Hospital's Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, as well as the Administrative Director of the Lenox Hill Healthcare Network, an IPA of 750 affiliated physicians and 5 affiliated hospitals.

"It is a privilege to welcome a leader of Terry O'Brien's caliber to our organization. His background and values are a strong fit for our system," said Richard Statuto, CEO of Bon Secours Health System in Marriottsville, Maryland, the parent organization of New York's Bon Secours Charity Health System. "Terry's appointment as CEO of the Bon Secours Charity Health System underlines our continuing commitment to providing exceptional care to the communities we serve. He has the skills and capabilities to lead this system into the future."

O'Brien's impressive 37-year career in healthcare includes progressive responsibility and leadership positions in the areas of acute and long-term care operations, finance, strategy, physician relationships, service line management and managed care. He is a hands-on operational leader who devotes significant effort to building physician partnerships. O'Brien serves on a variety of boards and New York State committees. He has established many contacts and relationships in the medical community, and has also devoted a significant amount of effort to building physician partnerships over the course of his career.
O'Brien graduated from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York with an MPA, Hospital Administration and earned his undergraduate degree from Georgetown University in Washington, DC with a BSBA, Accounting.

About Bon Secours Charity Health System:
The Bon Secours Charity Health System includes Good Samaritan Hospital in Suffern, N.Y., a regional medical center, and two community hospitals: Bon Secours Community Hospital in Port Jervis, N.Y., and St. Anthony Community Hospital in Warwick, N.Y. Additionally, Bon Secours Charity Health System provides the services of a Certified Home Health Agency, two long-term care facilities, an assisted living and adult home facility, and several other off-site medical programs. The Bon Secours Charity Health System draws its name from the two Catholic orders that jointly sponsor the system: The Sisters of Bon Secours and the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth. For more information, visit http://www.BSCHS.org.

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