January/February 2008

Brinkley Takes Leadership Role with Ascension Health


Ruth Brinkley resigned her position as president and chief executive officer of Memorial Health Care System, Chattanooga, Tenn., to take the position of president and chief executive officer of Carondelet Health Network, Tucson, Ariz., part of Ascension Health. Brinkley had been with Catholic Health Initiatives for more than 10 years, serving as the system’s senior vice president of performance improvement before her appointment as Memorial’s top executive.