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Senior Vice President of Sponsorship for Bon Secours Charity Health System Announced

Marriottsville, Maryland, June 23, 2009 -- Sister Anne M. Lutz, CBS, Executive Vice President for Sponsorship and Rich Statuto, CEO/President made a joint announcement today concerning the appointment of John T. Shea as Senior Vice President of Sponsorship for the Bon Secours Health System responsible for the Bon Secours Charity Health System (Bon Secours Charity). Effective June 27, 2009, Shea will have primary responsibility in the areas of sponsorship, mission, and governance for this local ministry. He is assuming the role to be vacated at the end of June with the departure of Sister Mary Lou Moran, S.C. Shea will be a member of the BSHSI Executive Council and will work closely with Terry O’Brien and the senior leadership in Bon Secours Charity in strategic planning, negotiations, and leadership development, with a particular focus on the mission interests of the Sisters of Bon Secours. In addition to his sponsorship responsibilities, he will to continue to work on special projects in operations and continue supporting business development as appropriate.

Shea currently serves as senior vice president of business development for BSHSI, a position he has held since 1993. Since joining BSHSI, he has led the negotiations for acquisitions, joint ventures, strategic partnerships and reconfigurations that expanded the health system from 13 facilities in 1993, to its current presence in seven states. Shea leads the health system’s efforts to establish new programs, services and innovative delivery mechanisms. He has executive responsibilities for system strategy development including service line development and ambulatory care. As well, on occasion he served as interim operations executive for local systems including the past year where he provided operations support for Bon Secours Charity as interim chief executive and then internal consultant.

Shea has more than three decades of hospital-based management experience. Before joining Bon Secours Health System, Shea served as senior vice president of consulting for Quorum Health Resources, a national health care management consulting firm based in Brentwood, Tenn., where he worked from 1982-1993. Prior to this, Shea served as chief executive officer of Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital, Haverhill, Mass.; chief financial officer of Chesire Hospital, Keene, N.H.; and staff accountant at Troiano, Connolly & Co., certified public accountants. He is a certified public accountant and received a bachelor of science degree in accounting from Bentley College in Waltham, Mass. He earned a master’s degree in business administration from New Hampshire College. A native of Boston, Shea is a Fellow of the Healthcare Financial Management Association.

Bon Secours Health System, Inc. based in Marriottsville, Maryland, is a $2.6 billion dollar not-for-profit Catholic health system that owns, manages or joint ventures 18 acute care, 5 long term care, 5 assisted living and independent living and other facilities, primarily on the East Coast. Bon Secours Health System consists of more than 20,000 caregivers helping people in communities in seven states. Its vision is to be recognized for its leadership in justice, transforming the communities in which it serves and works into places of health and hope, and being a prophetic voice for systemic U.S. health reform and a more humane world.

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