SCLHS Names New President and CEO
October 11, 2010
Christine Woolsey 303-813-5065 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth Health System Names New President and CEO
Michael Slubowski to Assume Duties in January 2011
(Lenexa, Kan.) Oct. 11, 2010 – The Board of Directors of Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth Health System (SCLHS) announces the appointment of Michael A. Slubowski, FACHE, FACMPE, as President and Chief Executive Officer. Slubowski assumes his new role in January 2011 and in the meantime will collaborate with William M. Murray, who continues as SCLHS President and CEO for the remainder of 2010, and thereafter in an advisory role until his previously announced retirement in June 2011.
“Mike brings an extraordinary combination of leadership, talent and experience to SCLHS as we address health care reform and focus on transforming our Health Ministry to meet the health needs of all our communities,” said Gordon Howie, chair of the SCLHS board. “Mike is an innovative, mission-driven leader with diverse experience in all facets of the care continuum, including in complex, multi-state health systems and local care delivery.”
Slubowski was selected following a nationwide search by a committee appointed by the SCLHS board. He will be based in Denver.
“The Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth, as sponsors of SCLHS, are thrilled with this selection,” said Sister Maureen Hall, SCL Community Director who served on the search committee. “Mike is rooted in the mission of Catholic health care and his experience at Trinity Health is a perfect match for the skills SCLHS will need to drive our mission of healing forward.”
“This is a huge opportunity and I am honored and humbled,” Slubowski said. “I am excited about refreshing the organization’s vision, not only as part of the integration of SCLHS and Exempla Healthcare, but as part of the broader context in response to health care reform and what it means to become an accountable health network.”
SCLHS and Exempla Healthcare are aligning to form a four-state hospital organization dedicated to sustaining a culture of compassionate healing and providing quality health care for the people and communities it serves.
For the past 10 years, Slubowski has held multiple senior leadership roles with Trinity Health, a $7-billion Catholic health care system based in Novi, Mich. He has been serving as president, Health Networks since July 2009 and is accountable for strategy, operations, contracting and alignment across a full continuum of care within Trinity’s enterprise. For the previous four years, Slubowski was president, Hospital and Health Networks for the organization, expanding programs for the poor and underserved by more than $35 million annually, while strengthening financial performance and improving quality and safety scores.
Slubowski’s 35-year career includes leadership positions at Catholic and secular health care systems and hospitals in Michigan and Arizona. He earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Michigan and a Master of Business Administration from Wayne State University. He has received a multitude of industry awards and accolades, most recently the American College of Healthcare Executives Distinguished Service Award in 2010.
About SCLHS: The Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth Health System—a faith-based, Mission-driven health care organization—operates 11 hospitals and four clinics for the uninsured in four states (California, Colorado, Kansas and Montana). The health system is headquartered in Lenexa, Kan. SCLHS is a Catholic, not-for-profit health system dedicated to improving the health of the communities and individuals the hospitals and clinics serve, especially those who are poor or vulnerable. SCLHS is sponsored by the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth, who opened their first hospital in 1864. To learn more, visit www.sclhealthsystem.org