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Anita L. Holt Named President and Chief Executive Officer of Saint Joseph of the Pines

March 15, 2011

Anita L. Holt, President and Chief Executive Office, St. Joseph of the Pines

Newtown Square, Pa., March 15, 2011 – St. Joseph of the Pines and Catholic Health East (CHE) are pleased to announce the recent appointment of Anita L. Holt as president and CEO of St. Joseph of the Pines, a member of CHE.

Holt joins St. Joseph of the Pines from Linden Ponds, Hingham, Mass., where she has served as executive director since 2007. She assumes her new position on April 12, 2011, succeeding Kelly Patterson, who has been serving as interim CEO. Holt was selected after a nationwide search by the St. Joseph of the Pines board of directors and CHE.

“Anita is a highly respected continuing care leader with over 25 years of experience in the development, construction, marketing and management of continuing care communities. Her leadership, vision, and passion for excellence will serve St. Joseph of the Pines, our caregivers, and our residents well as we face the challenges of the future,” said John Capasso, president and CEO, Continuing Care Division, CHE.

Capasso added, “We are deeply indebted to Kelly Patterson for the fine job she has done since assuming the role of interim CEO in August 2010.” Patterson will return to her previous role as chief financial officer for St. Joseph of the Pines.

Holt is a progressive, successful leader in the senior care field. At Linden Ponds, Holt was responsible for a growing, full service continuing care community, which included nearly one thousand independent living apartments, skilled beds for long term care, short term rehabilitation services and dementia care, as well as an innovative case management model of assisted living, home support and home health services.

Prior to her role at Linden Ponds, Holt served for seventeen years in progressively responsible executive leadership roles at Cedar Crest Village in Pompton Plains, N.J., Presbyterian SeniorCare in Oakmont, Pa., and American Baptist Homes of the West, Pleasanton, Calif., as well as other continuing care facilities in Massachusetts, Washington, D.C. and Pennsylvania. In the early 1990’s, she was a partner in a retirement housing consulting firm serving developing and mature retirement communities.

“I have devoted my career to serving the health care needs of older adults,” said Holt, “and I am thrilled to be able to bring my expertise and my passion for caring to St. Joseph of the Pines and Catholic Health East.”

Holt earned a master’s degree in public health from Boston University, School of Public Health and a bachelor of science from Northeastern University. She is a licensed nursing home administrator and a member of the American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging.

St. Joseph of the Pines, a member of Catholic Health East, is sponsored by the Sisters of Providence and includes Belle Meade, Pine Knoll, the Coventry, the Health Center, Therapy Village, L.I.F.E., Home Care, and Providence Place communities.

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.