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Daniel Moen Named President and Chief Executive Officer of Sisters of Providence Health System

November 10, 2010

Daniel Moen, President and Chief Executive Officer SPHS

Newtown Square, Pa., Wednesday, November 10, 2010 – Daniel P. Moen, president and chief executive officer of Heywood Hospital in Gardner, Mass., has been named as the new president and chief executive officer of Sisters of Providence Health System, Springfield, Mass.

Moen, who will assume his new position in January 2011, will succeed William Bithoney, M.D., who has been serving in an interim capacity since the prior CEO, Vincent McCorkle, left the organization in June 2010. Moen was selected after a nationwide search by the Sisters of Providence Health System’s Board of Trustees.

“Daniel Moen is a well respected, pragmatic health care leader with many years of experience managing complex hospital operations," said Dr. David Chadbourne, board chair, Sisters of Providence Health System. “He is an excellent choice to lead Sisters of Providence Health System. We are confident his talents will not only help sustain our rich legacy of providing high quality and compassionate care, but will help us reach new levels of service to our community.”

“We are very pleased to have Daniel Moen join Sisters of Providence Health System,” said Judith M. Persichilli, president and chief executive officer, Catholic Health East, of which Sisters of Providence Health System is a member. “Dan has extensive experience in the Massachusetts health care environment, an impressive track record of high performance in challenging times, and a strong commitment to the mission and core values of Sisters of Providence Health System and Catholic Health East. We look forward to Dan’s contributions; we are convinced that he will prove to be an important asset to our entire health care ministry.”

Moen brings over 28 years of senior leadership experience in health care in the state of Massachusetts; for 23 of these years he has served as a chief executive officer. Since 1990, he has served as the president and chief executive officer of Heywood Hospital, a 125-bed full-service community hospital based in Gardner, Massachusetts. Under Moen’s leadership, the hospital has added key inpatient and outpatient services, initiated a major capital expansion project, and built outstanding relationships with its community. Prior to joining Heywood Hospital in 1990, Moen served for ten years in progressively responsible leadership positions with Holden Hospital in Holden, Mass., including two years as its president and chief executive officer.

Moen earned an associate in science degree in radiologic technology from Quinsigamond Community College in Worcester, Mass., a bachelor of science degree in management from Worcester State College, and a master’s degree in health administration from Clark University/University of Massachusetts Medical School, also in Worcester. Moen is also a past chair (2006-2007) of the Massachusetts Hospital Association, helping to lead that organization in the midst of groundbreaking health care reform legislation.

“I am honored to be selected for this important role,” said Moen. “It will be a privilege to serve the Sisters of Providence Health System, Catholic Health East and the Western Massachusetts community.”

The Sisters of Providence Health System (SPHS) has established itself as one of the leading providers of healthcare services in Western Massachusetts. SPHS includes Mercy Medical Center, a 182-bed acute care hospital in Springfield; Providence Behavioral Health Hospital, a 126-bed behavioral health hospital located in Holyoke; Weldon Rehabilitation Hospital, a comprehensive hospital-based rehabilitation center on the campus of Mercy Medical Center; Brightside for Families and Children, a social service organization located in Holyoke offering counseling and family support programs; and Mercy Continuing Care Network that includes six nursing care facilities, an adult day health program, Mercy Homecare and Mercy Hospice. SPHS is sponsored by the Sisters of Providence of Holyoke, Massachusetts and is a member of Catholic Health East. More information about SPHS is available at

Catholic Health East (CHE) is a multi-institutional Catholic health system, co-sponsored by nine religious congregations and Hope Ministries, a Public Juridic Person within Catholic Health East. Based in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania, the System provides the means to ensure the continuation of the Catholic identity and operational strength of the sponsors’ health ministries, which are located in 11 eastern states from Maine to Florida. The CHE system includes 34 acute care hospitals, four long-term acute care hospitals, 25 freestanding and hospital-based long-term care facilities, 14 assisted-living facilities, four continuing care retirement communities, eight behavioral health and rehabilitation facilities, 37 home health/hospice agencies, and numerous ambulatory and community-based health agencies. Catholic Health East facilities employ more than 54,000 full-time employees as partners in ministry. More information about CHE is available at