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St. Vincent Health names new CEO from Valparaiso

December 31, 2013

The next CEO of Indianapolis-based St. Vincent Health will come from a for-profit hospital system in northwest Indiana.

Jonathan Nalli mugJonathan Nalli

Jonathan Nalli, 39, has been CEO since 2007 of Porter Health System, an affiliate of Tennessee-based Community Health Systems Inc. Based in Valparaiso, Porter operates two hospitals, six outpatient centers and numerous physician practices.

Nalli will become CEO of St. Vincent on Feb. 1, the hospital system announced Tuesday. The Indianapolis-based Catholic hospital system operates 22 hospitals around Indiana, employing about 16,500 people. It reported revenue of $2.8 billion in its most recent fiscal year.

St. Vincent is an affiliate of St. Louis-based Ascension Health, the nation’s largest Catholic hospital system.

He will replace Ian Worden, who has served as interim CEO since Vince Caponi stepped aside in July. Caponi remains executive chairman of the board for St. Vincent Health.
 
“As a proven healthcare executive with vast experience in growth management strategies, improvement plans and demonstrable results in achieving business objectives, we look forward to Jonathan leading the transformation of our business and building on the successes of our ministry,” said Caponi, in a prepared statement.
 
Before leading Porter Health, Nalli was chief operating officer of Chestnut Hill Health System in Philadelphia for two years. In addition, he served as chief operating officer of Pottstown Memorial Medical Center in Pottstown, Pa.
 
Nalli holds an MBA from Drexel University in Philadelphia, and his bachelor's of health sciences from the University of Kentucky.
 

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