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Volume 77, Number 8 | July 25 - 31, 2007

Amoroso is appointed president of St. Vincent’s Medical Centers

Henry J. Amoroso was chosen as president and chief executive officer of St. Vincent’s Catholic Medical Centers last month to succeed Guy Sansone, who has been president of the St. Vincent’s system for the past 18 months while the institution has been reorganizing under Chapter 11 of the Federal Bankruptcy Act.

Amoroso, who takes over this month, has been working closely with Sansone while St. Vincent’s emerges from bankruptcy. Sansone has agreed to become a member of the Medical Centers’ board of directors.

Amoroso was chosen by the Medical Centers’ directors after a national search by a committee that included St. Vincent’s medical personnel.

He has served as president and C.E.O. of Catholic Health and Human Services, which manages programs in the Newark, N.J., area. Since 2002, Amoroso has served as chairman of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Newark and has been chairman and director of the capital campaign for Cancer Research and Treatment affiliated with New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center.

Amoroso’s background includes working with elected officials on healthcare policy, including advising Newark Mayor Cory Booker and New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine.

Because the U.S. Bankruptcy Court still has oversight over the St. Vincent’s system, Amoroso’s position was subject to court approval. The Bankruptcy Court approved his appointment and is holding a hearing this week on the final settlement of the bankruptcy.

“We are confident that Henry will prudently direct St. Vincent’s and achieve our bold vision for a brand-new, all-digital, ‘green’ hospital that serves as the flagship of the system,” said Alfred E. Smith IV, chairperson of the Medical Centers, referring to the proposed development of a new hospital on Seventh Ave. S. in the Village.

Amoroso said the Medical Centers are poised for a “bright and excellent future. Among other things, the construction of a new St. Vincent’s Hospital Manhattan will enhance St. Vincent’s mission as a teaching hospital for the West Side and Downtown communities and its future as the sole remaining Catholic hospital in New York City,” he said.

In addition to St. Vincent’s in the Village, the Centers include St. Vincent’s Westchester in Harrison, N.Y., providing mental health and chemical dependency services; the Bishop Mugavaro Center in Brooklyn, providing continuing and geriatric care; St. Elizabeth Ann’s Health Care & Rehabilitation Center, providing nursing home services, in Staten Island; the Pax Christi Hospice in Staten Island; and home healthcare services in the five boroughs and Long Island.

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