March/April 2008

Fordyce to Lead Top Rehabilitation Center

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Michael Fordyce

Michael Fordyce, chief administrative officer, announced his resignation from Catholic Health Initiatives, effective July 2, 2008. He will become the new president and chief executive officer of Craig Hospital, Englewood, Colo. Craig Hospital is one of the top rehabilitation centers in the world, caring exclusively for people with spinal cord and brain injuries.

Fordyce has been Catholic Health Initiatives’ chief administrative officer since 1999, after joining Catholic Health Initiatives in 1996 as senior vice president of human resources. He was the second senior management team member hired. He joined Catholic Health Initiatives from one of its predecessor systems, Sisters of Charity Health Care Systems of Cincinnati, where he was vice president of human resources for almost 10 years.

Kevin Lofton, president and chief executive officer of Catholic Health Initiatives, said that Fordyce is a true servant leader: a person who first wishes to serve the needs of others, and only then aspires to lead. “By all counts, Mike is a servant leader,” said Lofton. “He has helped all of us grow. He has freely given his talent, time and wisdom to advance this ministry and to all of us in this ministry.

“Mike has spent his career working for justice and the common good,” Lofton continued. “Personally, and on behalf of Catholic Health Initiatives, I will deeply miss his counsel, candor, dedication and affable spirit. We know he will be an extraordinary chief executive officer of Craig Hospital, and we wish him unparalleled success.”