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Sisters of Charity Health System Appoints Orlando L. Alvarez Jr. to Head Physician Strategy and Business Development
Date:5/28/2009

CLEVELAND, May 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the Sisters of Charity Health System continues its strategic growth, it has made a significant investment in its commitment to growing its physician collaboration strategies. Key to this strategy is the hiring of Orlando L. Alvarez Jr. in the new position of senior vice president of physician strategy and business development. Alvarez begins his position May 28.

"As we move through this transition in our organization, the Sisters of Charity Health System is focused on building a strong leadership base that will help us to lead our ministries into the future," says Sister Judith Ann Karam, CSA, president and CEO of the Sisters of Charity Health System. "A critical component of that growth is the importance of physician collaboration and integration among our five hospitals. Orlando Alvarez is going to be a key player as we look at how we link with our physician community and forge a strategic direction for the future. We are excited to have him join our team."

"The Sisters of Charity Health System is committed to its physician relationships and is an organization with a vision of collaboration. I will help create a context for this collaboration working closely with physicians and system leadership to develop and execute strategies that will further the mission and vision of the ministry," says Alvarez, who comes to Cleveland from Phoenix, where he was regional vice president, business development for Vanguard Health System. There he was the executive leader of business development for Abrazo Health Care, which included five acute care hospitals, five imaging centers, a Medicare and a Medicaid health plan and a multi-physician medical group.

Alvarez sees his role as leveraging assets. "How do we as an organization take our assets, be they relational, financial or physical, and leverage them into one clear strategic direction? And how do we do that with key strategic partners--our physicians? My focus will be on building the infrastructure necessary to support these relationships and linkages."

With 18 years experience in health care, Alvarez had spent nine years as vice president of marketing and development for Mercy Health System in Coconut Grove, Fla. "The mission of the Sister's of Charity organization is in alignment with my personal philosophy. It's a good fit. When you do what you're passionate about you can make a difference," he says.

He is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and the Society of Healthcare Strategy and Market Development. In 2007, he was a Fellow in the Hispanic Leadership Institute of Phoenix.

About the Sisters of Charity Health System

The Sisters of Charity Health System was established in 1982 as the parent corporation for the sponsored ministries of the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine in Ohio and South Carolina. In 1999, Sisters of Charity Health System formed two Ohio not-for-profit corporations with University Hospitals to equally own and operate St. John West Shore Hospital, St. Vincent Charity Hospital, Mercy Medical Center, Cuyahoga Physician Network and West Shore Primary Care. Through this equal ownership, the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine continue their legacy of high quality, compassionate care that began at the time of the founding of these organizations.

The Sisters of Charity Health System is the sole sponsor of Sisters of Charity Providence Hospitals, a leading cardiovascular center in South Carolina, which includes Providence Hospital/Providence Heart Institute and Providence Hospital Northeast in Columbia, South Carolina. The organization also oversees three grant-making foundations located in Cleveland and Canton, Ohio, and Columbia, SC. Each foundation sponsors significant community initiatives and collaborations that address causes and consequences of poverty.

Other health and human services and education-related organizations within the Sisters of Charity Health System include Cleveland's Joseph's Home, a unique residential care center for homeless men, Canton's Early Childhood Resource Center for people working in childcare in all settings; and Healthy Learners, a South Carolina health care resource for children from low-income families. The Sisters of Charity Health System also provides residential eldercare services at Regina Health Center in Richfield, Ohio, and Light of Hearts Villa in Bedford, Ohio. Light of Hearts Villa is jointly sponsored by the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati.

For more information on the Sisters of Charity Health System or its individual health care and outreach ministries, visit sistersofcharityhealth.org.


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