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Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth Name New CEO

October 28, 2010
Exempla hospitals parent Sisters of Charity names new CEO Denver Business Journal Date: Monday, October 11, 2010 Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth Health System -- parent of Denver's Exempla Healthcare hospitals -- announced Monday evening the appointment of Michael Slubowski as president and CEO, beginning in January. Slubowski, who will be based in Denver, succeeds William Murray, who is retiring in June 2011. He will serve in an advisory capacity after January. Murray announced his retirement in February. He has been with the Lenexa, Kan.-based system since 1978 and has been CEO for 12 years. In announcing the appointment, board chairman Gordon Howie called Slubowski "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 has been with Trinity Health, a Catholic health care system based in Michigan, for the past 10 years. For the past four, he has been president of the organization’s Hospital and Health Networks division. Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth Health System is a Roman Catholic nonprofit that operates 11 hospitals in Colorado, California, Kansas and Montana. Its Exempla Healthcare runs three hospitals in the Denver area: Lutheran Medical Center in Wheat Ridge, Good Samaritan Medical Center in Lafayette and Saint Joseph Hospital in Denver. Murray played a key role in recent negotiations that gave Sisters of Charity operational control of Exempla's Denver-area hospitals, ending a long-running dispute over control of the hospitals and placing all three under Roman Catholic principles.