MARY LEAHY, M.D. APPOINTED INTERIM CEO FOR BON SECOURS CHARITY HEALTH SYSTEM

Dr. Mary Leahy has been named the Interim CEO for Bon Secours Charity Health System succeeding Philip Patterson who announced his resignation on Tuesday, August 27, 2013. Dr. Leahy has been a practicing physician for over 30 years and is a resident of Rockland County.

As a member of the executive team of Bon Secours Charity Health System, Dr. Leahy is a proven leader and has been instrumental in expanding and managing the Bon Secours Medical Group. Dr. Leahy brought significant improvements and growth to the Bon Secours Charity medical staff and offers keen insight into the future of managed care.

“Dr. Leahy is a highly respected, strong and capable ministry leader. She will be working closely with Philip, members of the Bon Secours Charity leadership team and me to make certain that that there are no disruptions in the system initiatives currently underway. I anticipate a smooth transition over the next month,” stated Mark Nantz, Bon Secours Charity Health System Ministry Leader.

“I welcome the opportunity to support this transition in leadership. Bon Secours Charity has such a strong focus on improving community health, quality services and being an integral partner in its communities,” stated Leahy. “I look forward to working with the team in pursuing these goals.”

Mr. Patterson served as CEO for the past three years and will be moving to Owensboro, Kentucky to work in the Owensboro Health System. He will continue to work closely with Dr. Leahy until his departure.