Caponi transitions to board roles

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Vincent C. Caponi, chief executive office of St.Vincent Health and Ascension Health Ministry Market Leader for Indiana, will transition to new roles as senior vice president at Ascension Health Alliance and as the executive chairman of the board for St.Vincent Health effective July 1.

Since 1998, Caponi has developed the St.Vincent Health ministry to a 22-hospital system, and one of Indiana’s largest employers. He oversaw the integration of eight critical access hospitals; St.Vincent Anderson Regional Hospital; St.Vincent Heart Center of Indiana; St.Vincent Women’s Hospital; and a multi-specialty physician group into the comprehensive health organization. In addition, he added Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at St.Vincent; St.Vincent Fishers Hospital; St. Mary’s Health System in Evansville; trauma services at St.Vincent Indianapolis Hospital; multiple joint ventures; hospital expansions; and affiliations with health providers and community partners.

Most recently, Caponi stewarded a partnership between St.Vincent Health, Community Health Network and six hospitals that are part of the Suburban Health Organization to create the Accountable Care Consortium.

Through his work with Ascension Health, the nation’s largest Catholic and nonprofit health system, Caponi was named Ministry Market Leader for Indiana in 2007 and for the State of Wisconsin in 2011.

In 2012, Caponi’s leadership contributed to St.Vincent Health being identified in the Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals: 15 Top Health Systems study as one of 15 best health systems in the nation. The faith-based health system was the only one in Indiana and the Midwest to be honored in the large health system group.

Ian Worden, chief operating officer for St.Vincent Health, will serve as interim CEO. In addition, Michael H. Schatzlein, MD, president and CEO of Saint Thomas Health in Nashville, Tenn., and Ascension Health Ministry Market Leader for Tennessee, will assume Ministry Market Leader responsibilities for Indiana.

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