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Jeffry I. Komins, M.D., Named Executive Vice President, Chief Quality Officer/Chief Medical Officer of Catholic Health East

February 11, 2011

Jeffry I. Komins, M.D., Executive Vice President, Chief Quality Officer/Chief Medical Officer

Newtown Square, Pa., Friday, February 11, 2011 – Catholic Health East announced today that Jeffry I. Komins, M.D., has been appointed as the System’s new executive vice president, chief quality officer/chief medical officer. Dr. Komins, 65, currently holds the position of CMO at Mercy Health System of Southeastern Pennsylvania (Conshohocken, Pa.), a member of the Catholic Health East system. His new appointment is effective on April 1.

“We are very excited to have Dr. Komins join the Catholic Health East System Office,” said Judith M. Persichilli, president and chief executive officer for CHE. “Dr. Komins has been a great leader in building collaborative relationships with physicians, nurses and senior management; and he has provided consistently strong leadership in helping to implement a range of initiatives supporting quality improvement and clinical transformation.”

CMO of Mercy Health System since August 2008, Dr. Komins has been responsible for the oversight and leadership of all medical staff functions. He first joined the System in March 2006 as CMO at Mercy Philadelphia Hospital; and in July 2007, he was appointed Mercy Catholic Medical Center CMO, serving both Mercy Fitzgerald and Mercy Philadelphia hospitals.

“Dr. Komins has been a great asset to Mercy Health System and this well-deserved promotion will allow his leadership and expertise to benefit our facilities system-wide,” said H. Ray Welch, CHE executive vice president, ministry operations and Mercy Health System’s chief executive officer. “During his tenure, has provided leadership and support to clinical and nursing teams who have consistently achieved quality and safety objectives that have been recognized by national quality organizations.”

Dr. Komins has held a broad range of medical and administrative posts, including department chief of obstetrics and gynecology and vice president of medical affairs and clinical outcomes at Virtua Memorial Hospital in New Jersey. He has authored or co-authored over 20 articles and lectured extensively on prenatal care and women’s health issues.

CDr. Komins is a fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. At a national level, Dr. Komins serves as a member of the Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Committee for the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

Dr. Komins received his medical degree from Hahnemann University Medical College in Philadelphia, Pa., and completed both his internship and residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He is board-certified by the National Board of Medical Examiners and American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Dr. Komins lives in Wilmington, Del., with his wife Susan.

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