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Trinity Health Appoints Board - Robert Ladenburger

April 01, 2010
Trinity Health Appoints Four to Board of Directors Trinity Health Appoints Four to Board of Directors Paul Robertson, James Bentley, Jose Santillan and Robert Ladenburger Join Not-For-Profit Catholic Health System Board Novi, Michigan (Vocus) March 23, 2010 -- Trinity Health has announced that four new members were elected to the organization’s Board of Directors. The new members are Paul Robertson, Chairman and CEO of Robertson Brothers Company in Bloomfield Hills; James Bentley, a strategist with the American Hospital Association for many years; Jose Santillan, Head of Investments for Harris Bank/Bank of Montreal Private Client Group in Chicago; and Robert Ladenburger, President and CEO of Exempla Healthcare in Denver. “Trinity Health is most fortunate to welcome these well-respected leaders,” said Sister Catherine DeClercq, Senior Vice President, Governance and Sponsorship, Trinity Health. “They bring a wealth of experience and expertise to the governance and sponsorship of Catholic health care.” James Bentley, PhD, concluded 18 years at the American Hospital Association where he was responsible for strategic policy planning. Before joining the AHA, Jim spent 15 years with the Association of American Medical Colleges. Robert Ladenburger is the President and CEO of Exempla Healthcare in Denver, a system within the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth Health System. He previously was President and CEO of St. Mary’s Hospital in Grand Junction, Colo., for the past 10 years. Paul Robertson is the Chairman and CEO of Robertson Brothers Company in Bloomfield Hills, Mich., a luxury home builder in southeast Michigan. Robertson recently completed nine years on the St. Joseph Mercy Oakland Board of Trustees, where he served as chair from 2006 to 2008. Jose Santillan is the Head of Investments for Harris Bank/Bank of Montreal Private Client Group in Chicago. He is the former Chief Investment Officer of LaSalle Bank Wealth Management Group, part of ABN AMRO Bank. He is Chair of the Personal Asset Management Committee at Harris Bank that oversees all investment policy activities. Santillan previously served on the Trinity Health Board from 2000 to 2008. About Trinity Health Trinity Health is the fourth-largest Catholic health care system in the country. Based in Novi, Mich., Trinity Health operates 44 acute-care hospitals, 379 outpatient facilities, 33 long-term care facilities, and numerous home health offices and hospice programs in eight states. Employing 45,800 full-time staff, Trinity Health reported $7.0 billion in unrestricted revenue in fiscal year 2009. As a not-for-profit health system, Trinity Health reinvests its profits back into the community through programs to serve the poor and uninsured, manage chronic conditions like diabetes, health education and promotion initiatives, and outreach for the elderly. In Fiscal 2009, this included nearly $400 million in such community benefits. In Michigan, Trinity Health is a leading health care provider and one of the state’s largest employers, providing the full continuum with 11 hospitals, nine nursing homes, 19 senior housing facilities, eight home health care agencies and four hospices serving 35 counties.