March/April 2007

Banko Selected to Lead St. Vincent


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Peter Banko has been appointed president and chief executive officer of St. Vincent Health System, Little Rock, Ark. Banko joined St. Vincent from CHRISTUS Spohn Health System, Corpus Christi, Texas, where he was vice president and chief operating officer. Previously, he was senior vice president for PhyAmerica Physician Group, Durham, N.C., and served in various leadership roles at Saint Clare’s Health Services in New Jersey. Banko holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Ind., and a master’s degree in health administration from Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y.