January/February 2008

O’Brien Named Group Executive Officer for CHI


Mary Elizabeth “Beth” O’Brien was named senior vice president and group executive officer for Catholic Health Initiatives. O’Brien, former president and chief executive officer of Baptist Health System, Birmingham, Ala., will work with local boards of directors to oversee operations at Catholic Health Initiatives’ hospitals in Garden City, Kan.; Joplin, Mo.; Little Rock, Ark.; Reading, Pa.; and Towson, Md. O’Brien joined Catholic Health Initiatives from Navigant Consulting, where she focused on physician alignment, clinical performance and operational and financial improvement. She will be based in the Northern Kentucky office.