St. Joseph’s Health chooses its next chief executive officer, and other leaders take new roles.
Peter G. Paige has been selected as the inaugural chief clinical officer at UVA Health.
In the new position, Paige will oversee patient care and clinical operations throughout the entire system, which includes the academic medical center, a rehabilitation hospital, and a network of primary and specialty care clinics throughout Virginia. UVA Health said the new position comes as the system continues its expansion across the state.
Paige joins UVA Health after working with Albany Medical Health System in Albany, N.Y He has been serving as chief executive officer of the Albany Medical Center Hospital.
K. Craig Kent, UVA Health’s CEO and executive vice president for health affairs at the University of Virginia, said Paige is well suited for the new role.
“As we continue to build our statewide network to provide convenient, high-quality care for all Virginians with serious and complex health conditions, Dr. Paige will be an invaluable member of our leadership team,” Kent said in a statement.
Paige previously served as chief clinical officer at Jackson Health System/University of Miami Health. He also led Jackson Health System’s emergency management and disaster programs.
“It is an exciting time to join UVA Health as we work to make it easier for all Virginians to receive great care from our growing network,” Paige said in a statement. “I am looking forward to joining the health system and helping all of our team members build on their track record of excellent patient care.”
St. Joseph’s Health chooses next CEO
Dustin M. Riccio has been named the new president and chief executive officer of St. Joseph’s Health in Paterson, N.J.
Riccio will begin in his new role on January 8, 2024.
He has held various leadership roles at Rochester Regional Health in Rochester, New York, where he has worked for 15 years. He served as president and chief operating officer of Unity Hospital and Unity Specialty Hospital, as well as president of Rochester Regional Health’s Eastern Division.
Riccio also served as president of the medical staff for Unity Health System and chair of the emergency department, prior to its merger with Rochester General Hospital in 2014.
The move represents a bit of a homecoming for Riccio, who grew up in New Jersey.
“I’m thrilled to return to New Jersey and to join St. Joseph’s Health as its president and CEO,” Riccio said in the statement. “I believe in organizations that continually invest in their people and their communities and I can think of no better example than St. Joseph’s.”
Riccio is succeeding Kevin J. Slavin, the current president and CEO of St. Joseph’s Health. Slavin is retiring at the end of 2023.
“I’m excited for the next chapter at St. Joseph’s Health as I hand the reins to an incredible leader and person in Dustin Riccio,” Slavin said in a statement.
AtlantiCare Health System appoints new CEO
Michael J. Charlton has been named the new president and CEO of the AtlantiCare Health System in New Jersey.
Charlton has been serving as interim president and CEO since June 1. He has been serving as chairman of the system’s board for six years and he’s been a member of the board for 14 years.
"I am humbled and privileged to be leading a team of highly dedicated and passionate people who deliver great care to our patients and support to their caregivers," Charlton said in a statement. "AtlantiCare carries a 125-year-old legacy of distinction in the quality of care that we provide, and I firmly believe that we are positioned for great achievements.”
AtlantiCare operates more than 100 locations across southern New Jersey. The system employs more than 6,500 people.
The board chose Charlton after a selection process led by Korn Ferry, an executive search firm.
Kaleida Health names EVP, chief financial officer
Hugh P. Chisholm has been named executive vice president and chief financial officer for Kaleida Health in western New York.
Chisholm will begin in his new role on Oct. 18. He will succeed Matthew Drake, who is moving into his new role as Kaleida Health’s executive vice president of strategy and partnerships.
Chisholm is currently the senior vice president and CFO of acute care hospitals for Rochester Regional Health, where he oversees all financial aspects of a system with more than $3 billion in revenue. He has spent 11 years at Rochester.
“We are pleased to recruit a leader and finance specialist like Hugh to our team,” Don Boyd, president and CEO of Kaleida Health, said in a statement.
“Healthcare economics continue to change at a very rapid pace, especially in New York State,” Boyd said. “With nearly 20 years of hospital and health system financial experience, we are confident that Hugh can step into the CFO role here and help lead Kaleida Health through these changes of healthcare delivery.”
Main Line Health announces new CFO
Leigh Ehrlich has been named the new executive vice president and chief financial officer at Main Line Health.
Ehrlich will succeed Mike Buongiorno, who is retiring at the end of 2023 after more than 25 years in the post. She will work with Buongiorno during the next few months on the transition at Main Line, based in the Philadelphia suburbs..
Ehrlich previously spent nine years with Lehigh Valley Health Network, where she served as senior vice president and CFO for hospital operations. She was responsible for financial oversight of an acute care division with $4 billion in annual revenue.
“Overseeing health system finances involves teamwork and building a true sense of partnership throughout an organization,” Ehrlich said in a statement. “I am excited at the opportunity to work with the fine administrators, physicians, clinicians and other leaders at Main Line Health to strategically invest in patient care while finding efficiencies to ensure the system’s future is a bright one.”
Jack Lynch, president and CEO of Main Line Health, said Ehrlich is “exceptionally well qualified to manage our system’s fiscal health and strategic financial planning.”