ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill., Dec. 5, 2011 /CHICAGOPRESSRELEASE.COM/ — Mark A. Frey has been named President and Chief Executive Officer of the Alexian Brothers Health System. He succeeds Brother Thomas Keusenkothen, C.F.A., who retired from the position on December 1, 2011.
An Alexian Brother Health System employee for more than 25 years, Mr. Frey previously served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital, Chief Executive Officer of Alexian Rehabilitation Hospital, and Vice President of the Alexian Brothers Health System Neurosciences Institute before being named Alexian Brothers Health System Executive Vice President in 2007. He will become the first layperson appointed as President and Chief Executive Officer in the Health System’s history.
“With a wealth of experience as a healthcare leader, and with a deep understanding of the Alexian Brothers’ mission and values, Mark is uniquely suited for his new role,” stated Brother Jim Classon, C.F.A., Provincial of the Congregation of Alexian Brothers. “As healthcare consolidation presents new challenges, Mark’s insight and pragmatism played a key role in the Alexian Brothers’ decision to seek a healthcare partner whose resources could help our own healthcare and housing ministries continue to serve the communities that depend on them.”
In September Alexian Brothers Health System signed a definitive agreement to become part of St. Louis-based Ascension Health, the largest Catholic healthcare system in the nation. The partnership between the two organizations is expected to be finalized in the coming weeks.
Mr. Frey completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Illinois at Chicago, his Master’s of Social Work at Loyola University of Chicago, and his Juris Doctor at the Illinois Institute of Technology/Chicago-Kent College of Law, and has held a number of administrative and teaching positions. Prior to Alexian Brothers, Frey was CEO of Linden Oaks Hospital in Naperville, Illinois.
About Alexian Brothers Health System
Ranked among the nation’s best-performing health systems, the Alexian Brothers Health System is comprised of four hospitals and a center for mental health; immediate care centers, diagnostic imaging facilities, occupational health centers and primary care groups that serve more than two million people every year in the Chicagoland area with innovative care, world-class medical specialists, clinical research initiatives, and state-of-the-art technology providing highly specialized care. The Alexian Brothers Health System also has an enduring commitment to identifying and developing an effective response to the unique health and housing needs of older adults through a dynamic senior ministries program that operates an array of residential, retirement and community resources in Missouri, Tennessee, and Wisconsin. For more information visit: www.alexianbrothershealth.org
SOURCE Alexian Brothers Health System