Suffern, NY (PRWEB) April 4, 2009
Terence M. O'Brien, Chief Executive Officer of Bon Secours Charity Health System announced today the appointment of Philip Patterson, as Executive Vice President (EVP) of Good Samaritan Hospital, in Suffern, N.Y. In this role, Patterson will manage and oversee the daily operations and performance of the 370-bed acute care regional medical center.
Patterson's appointment comes following an in-depth national search, and he will join Good Samaritan Hospital on May 18.
In his role as EVP, Patterson will be responsible for directing the 700+ physicians on staff and 1,600 employees at Good Samaritan Hospital. Areas of particular focus will include quality enhancement and clinical excellence initiatives in the areas of nursing, clinical and ancillary support services, and clinical transformation, as well as patient, physician and employee satisfaction.
"Philip Patterson is a superb choice for this critically important leadership role, and a natural fit for Bon Secours Charity Health System," said O'Brien. "The knowledge, experience and strong personal values he brings to this role make for a winning combination for the hospital and for the communities we serve."
Patterson comes to Bon Secours Charity Health System from Allina Hospitals and Clinics in Minneapolis, where he served for the past six years. Most recently, he served in the role of vice president of operations/chief operating officer for Mercy Hospital in Minneapolis. Allina is a not-for-profit healthcare system of 11 hospitals and 1,200 physicians in 90 multi-specialty clinics, with 22,000 employees and annual revenues of $2.4 billion. It serves the entire 11-county Greater Twin Cities market.
Prior to Allina, Patterson held executive leadership positions with HealthSouth Hospital Corp. in the Dallas /Ft. Worth market, and at Ochsner Clinic in New Orleans.
Patterson earned his master's degree in of Health Administration from Georgia State University in Atlanta, a master's degree in Business Administration from the University of Alabama in Birmingham, Ala., and a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Auburn University in Auburn, Ala.
He holds offices in several national organizations including the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), where he is a Fellow (FACHE); the Minnesota Regent's Advisory Council; and the American College of Healthcare Executives-Minnesota State Chapter, where he is its current president. He is a member of the Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society, the University of Minnesota Multicultural Mentoring Program, a board member of Suburban Imaging LLC, and a member of Rotary International.
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.