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Moen named new Providence CEO

Moen named new Providence CEO
Daniel P. Moen
SPRINGFIELD -- Daniel P. Moen, president and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Heywood Hospital in Gardner, Massachusetts, has been named as the new President and CEO of the Sisters of Providence Health System (SPHS).
Moen, who will assume his new position in January, 2011, will succeed William Bithoney, MD, 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, SPHS. "He is an excellent choice to lead the 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 also help us reach new levels of service to our community."
"We are pleased to have Daniel Moen join Sisters of Providence Health System," said Judith M. Persichilli, president and CEO, Catholic Health East, of which SPHS is a member. "Dan has extensive experience in the Massachusetts heath 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 president and CEO of Heywood Hospital, a 125-bed full-service community hospital based in Gardner. Under Moen's leadership, the hospital has added key inpatient and outpatient services, initiated a major capital expansion project and built outstanding relations 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, Massachusetts, including two years as its president and CEO.
Moen earned a master's degree in health administration from Clark University/Universality of Massachusetts Medical School, a bachelor of science degree in management from Worcester State College and an associate in science degree in radiologic technology from Quinsigamond Community College, all in Worcester. He is also a past chair, from 2006 to 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."