June 20, 2012

Cecero, Motz Join Sisters of Charity Health System Leadership

Two new executives are joining the leadership team of the Sisters of Charity Health System (SCHS), which is the parent organization of five acute care Catholic hospitals, two skilled nursing and assisted living facilities, three grantmaking foundations, and numerous health and human services organizations in Ohio and South Carolina.

David M. Cecero, FACHE, will join the health system as senior vice president of health care operations, and Andy Motz recently joined as chief procurement officer.

In his new role, Cecero will give oversight to the operations of the system’s hospitals and elder care ministries. He begins his new position June 25.

"David brings to the Sisters of Charity Health System 33 years of progressive leadership in health care," said Sister Judith Ann Karam, CSA, president and CEO, SCHS. "His distinguished leadership as a chief executive of hospitals and a regional system provides significant experience to the position he will assume. David has produced exceptional results throughout his career, and will be a significant asset to the Sisters of Charity Health System and our devotion to healing the mind, body and spirit of all we serve.”

Most recently, Cecero was regional vice president of Quorum Health Resources’ Q2 hospital division, comprised of eight large teaching and community health providers with annual net patient revenue of approximately $1.2 billion. In that position, he supervised overall operations and retention of management contracts in his region.  Prior, Cecero was president and CEO of JPS HealthNetwork, a multi-hospital, $600-million-net revenue integrated delivery system including a major academic tertiary care medical center, a psychiatric hospital and a short stay surgical hospital. There, his accomplishments included managing the development and growth of an asset base from $304 million to $810 million; creating a medical manpower plan for facilitation and growth of the provider network, resulting in 17 new sites and 110 employed providers; and developing a comprehensive free-standing cancer center.  He has held additional leadership positions at West Suburban Health Care in Oak Park, Illinois; Millard Fillmore Health Care System in Williamsville, New York; and St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, New York.

"More than 160 years ago, the founding sisters of this health system began a legacy of compassion and excellence in Catholic health care that lives today in Cleveland and Canton, Ohio and Columbia, South Carolina," said Cecero. "I am eager to join the ministry and continue to advance the Sisters of Charity Health System’s faith-based mission; support its provision of high quality, patient-centered care in service to the community; and prepare our medical centers for the future of health care."

David has a master’s degree in business administration and health care administration from the Dominican University in River Forest, Illinois, and a bachelor’s degree in accounting from St. John Fisher College in Rochester, New York.  He is a fellow in the American College of Health Care Executives, has received the senior-level health care regents award from the Greater Dallas/Fort Work Metroplex, and is a past board member of the following: Texas Hospital Association, Dallas/Fort Worth Hospital Council, the Texas Association of Public and Non-For Profit Hospitals, Nolan Catholic High School and Tarrant County American Cancer Society, as well as a member of the American Hospital Association’s Regional Planning Board (Region 7). 

Additionally, Andy Motz joins the Sisters of Charity Health System as chief procurement officer, a position created to centralize leadership of supply chain initiatives across the system’s numerous subsidiaries.  Specifically, Andy is responsible for the management, administration and supervision of collaborative acquisition programs, including non-personnel contracting services, supplies, equipment and materials.  Motz began his new position May 29.

“The Sisters of Charity Health System has an outstanding reputation and a strong future,” said Motz. “I look forward to working closely with its first-rate and dedicated team of leaders across its medical centers, foundations, elder care facilities and outreach ministries.

Most recently, Motz was a senior consultant at Deloitte Consulting Healthcare Provider practice. He has more than 10 years of experience identifying and implementing supply chain savings opportunities at a variety of providers, including large health care systems, academic medical centers and community hospitals. He holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from the College of Mount St. Joseph in Cincinnati.

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