July/August 2002

Ruth Brinkley

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Ruth Brinkley, Catholic Health Initiatives’ senior vice president for performance management, has been named president and chief executive officer of Memorial Health Care System, Chattanooga, Tenn. She had served as Memorial’s interim chief executive officer since February. Brinkley, who joined Catholic Health Initiatives in 1998, has more than 27 years of health care experience in private and public health care organizations, including academic medical centers and community hospitals. She holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from DePaul University in Chicago, is a registered nurse and a certified health care executive. Anne McIntyre, senior clinical consultant for Catholic Health Initiatives, has been appointed interim senior vice president of performance management while future plans are developed.