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SCL Health CEO Elected to Catholic Health Association Board

June 27, 2014

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Brian Newsome, Director of Public Affairs

SCL Health CEO Elected to Catholic Health Association Board

DENVER (June 26, 2014) – SCL Health President and CEO Michael A. Slubowski, FACHE, FACMPE, has been elected to the Catholic Health Association’s Board of Trustees, where he will contribute to decisions that support and strengthen the Catholic health ministry nationally.

Slubowski, who has served as SCL Health’s CEO since 2011, was elected during the Catholic Health Assembly in Chicago June 22-24. He joins 22 other trustees from across the country, and he will serve a 3-year term.

“Mike’s integrity, faith and commitment have been clearly evident in his leadership of our health ministry,” said Sister Lynn Casey, SCL and chair of the SCL Health board of directors. “I am pleased Mike is being recognized for his commitment to Catholic health and I’m sure he will be a wonderful addition to CHA’s governance.”

The board’s role, according to CHA, is to develop the association’s strategic direction, ensure fidelity to its mission, steward its resources, and perform other governance activities.

CHA also announced that Sr. Judith Ann Karam, CSA, FACHE, congregational leader, Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine in Richfield, Ohio, was chosen vice chairperson/chairperson-elect for fiscal year 2014-15. She will lead the CHA board in fiscal year 2014-15.

Other members elected to the board include:

  • M. Estela Reyna Chapa, FACHE, executive vice president and chief operating officer, CHRISTUS Spohn Health System, Corpus Christi, TX (First Term)
  • Brian J. D’Arcy, MD, senior vice president, medical affairs and chief medical officer, Catholic Health System, Buffalo, NY (Second Term)
  • Julie S. Manas, MHA, president and chief executive officer, Sacred Heart Hospital, and president and chief executive officer, Western Wisconsin Division, Hospital Sisters Health System, Eau Claire, WI (First Term)
  • Laurence J. O’Connell, Ph.D., S.T.D., president and chief executive officer, Ministry Leadership Center, Sacramento, CA (Second Term)
  • Karen G. Reich, MSW, chief executive officer, Bon Secours St. Petersburg Health System, St. Petersburg, FL (First Term)
  • Alex Valdez, JD, FACHE, vice president, international advocacy

About SCL Health
SCL Health is a faith-based, nonprofit healthcare organization that operates eight hospitals, four safety-net clinics, one children's mental health center and more than 190 ambulatory service centers in three states – Colorado, Kansas and Montana. Our $2.3 billion health network is dedicated to improving the health of the communities and individuals it serves, especially those who are poor and vulnerable. In 2012, SCL Health provided more than $250 million in community benefit, including services for the poor, health screenings, educational programs, community donations and research. SCL Health was founded by the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth, who opened their first hospital in 1864. To learn more, visit www.sclhealthsystem.org.

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