May 05, 2008
DENVER, CO (May 5, 2008) – Centura Health has named Gary Campbell president and chief executive officer, effective July 7, 2008. He will lead the nonprofit, faith-based system, which is Colorado’s largest family of hospitals and health care services.
Campbell has served as senior vice president, operations, and group executive officer of Catholic Health Initiatives since joining the organization in December 2004. Campbell was appointed by the Board of Trustees of Centura Health, a joint operating agreement between Catholic Health Initiatives and Adventist Health System.
“The Centura board was pleased to find a candidate whose experience and personal values match those with Centura and its two sponsors. The board believes, after reviewing a significant number of candidates, that Gary’s background, skills, and values best fit the organization and that there is a bright future for Centura and Gary’s leadership in the Front-Range market,” states Richard K. Reiner, President/CEO Multi-State Division, Adventist Health System, and chairman, Centura Health Board of Trustees.
“Gary is one of CHI’s most-experienced and talented executives,” said Michael Rowan, Catholic Health Initiatives’ executive vice president and chief operating officer, and vice chair of the Centura Board of Trustees. “For the last four years, he has successfully overseen the operations of health care facilities in six states. What’s more, he’s an individual who truly understands the mission, vision and values of a faith-based health care system. We are thrilled that he will be leading Centura to an even higher level of quality care and community involvement.”
“I’m honored and very excited to have been chosen to lead Centura Health. It’s an outstanding system with great potential, and I believe that my wide-ranging experience with a variety of health care organizations can be applied to help Centura achieve its goals, strengthen its mission, and continue to improve the health of the people and communities it serves,” Campbell said.
At Catholic Health Initiatives, Campbell, 54, has been responsible for overseeing CHI operations including 27 hospitals in Kentucky, Nebraska and New Jersey, as well as a joint operating agreement based in Dayton, Ohio. Campbell joined Catholic Health Initiatives from Second Curve Healthcare, Carmel, Ind., a health care consulting firm specializing in new hospital development, operational analysis, strategic planning and transitional leadership. From 1993 to 2000, Campbell served as executive vice president of Mercy Health System in Cincinnati, Ohio, where he was instrumental in the complete reorganization of the system to become what is now Catholic Healthcare Partners.
Campbell holds a master’s degree in hospital and health administration from Xavier University, Cincinnati, Ohio.
“I am very excited about the selection of Gary Campbell as Centura Health’s new president and CEO,” said Arlen Reynolds, Centura’s interim president and CEO (since December 2007) and chief operating officer. “Gary brings a wealth of experience that will help Centura fulfill its mission in the future. He has a very obvious sense of mission that comes from within, and from leading a faith-based health care system for many years.”
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