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Premier Health Partners Announces Executive Promotions

DAYTON, OH (November 15, 2010) - Premier Health Partners (PHP) announces today organizational changes in its executive leadership. The changes which become effective January 1, 2011 are designed to better align the health system’s leadership structure with key strategic initiatives according to Jim Pancoast, who will assume duties as CEO of Premier Health Partners at the first of the year.

“Premier Health Partners has long offered the community a unique depth of talent in its management staff and these promotions are indicative of the level of ability and experience demonstrated by these fine leaders,” said Dan Sadlier, chair of the PHP Board of Trustees.  “The Board of Trustees looks forward to working with Jim and his team as we continue to provide quality care to the communities we serve.”

Mary Boosalis, currently president and CEO of Miami Valley Hospital (MVH), will become the system’s executive vice president and chief operating officer. Boosalis has been with Miami Valley Hospital nearly 25 years, serving in executive positions in hospital operations.  She is a graduate of California State University at Fresno, earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing and then earning a Master’s degree in health system administration from Arizona State University.  She has served on numerous community boards over the years, and currently is a member of the Board of Trustees at University of Dayton and Sinclair Community College and is chair of the Greater Dayton Area Hospital Association. 

Succeeding Boosalis as president and CEO of MVH will be Bobbie Gerhart who now holds the position of chief operating officer at the hospital. Gerhart has been with the health system for 31 years holding various leadership positions at Miami Valley and Good Samaritan Hospitals, and with PHP in Corporate Services. Gerhart has an Associate Degree in Nursing from Sinclair Community College, a Bachelor of Science and Professional Arts from St. Joseph’s College in Maine and a Master of Science in Healthcare Administration from Kennedy Western University in Wyoming. Gerhart is an active community volunteer and currently serves on the board of Daybreak.

“We recognize Mary’s dynamic leadership, which has taken the success of Miami Valley Hospital to new heights and has positively impacted the entire community,” said Ed Blake, president of the Miami Valley Hospital Board of Trustees. “We are proud that Bobbie will be succeeding Mary in this role and look forward to a bright future throughout the health system.”

Michael Maiberger, now president and CEO of Upper Valley Medical Center (UVMC), will be joining PHP Corporate Services as vice president of strategy & delivery system development.  His role will include responsibility for healthcare reform strategies, physician practices, delivery system development and service lines. Maiberger joined UVMC in 1992.  He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from The Ohio State University and a Master of Science degree in Health Administration from Xavier University. Maiberger has held leadership roles on various community boards in Miami County including the Troy Chamber of Commerce.

Tom Parker, currently chief operating officer of UVMC, will succeed Maiberger as president and CEO of the hospital. Parker began his career in 1988 with Dettmer Hospital.  He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Baldwin Wallace College and a Master of Science degree in Business and Industrial Counseling from Wright State University.  Parker is presently a member of the board of trustees for Hospice of Miami County.

“Mike has demonstrated the highest level of leadership for the Miami County community over many years, and now he will be sharing these talents more widely throughout the health system, said Doug Murray, president of the Upper Valley Medical Center Board of Directors.  “We are pleased that Tom will be the next CEO at UVMC and congratulate both of them on these well deserved promotions.”

“These four promotions reflect the strength of leadership within Premier Health Partners and we look forward to an exciting future that centers on our patients, physicians, employees, volunteers and the communities we serve,” added Pancoast.

Premier Health Partners is comprised of five hospitals including Miami Valley Hospital, Miami Valley Hospital South, Good Samaritan Hospital, Upper Valley Medical Center and Atrium Medical Center.  The system provides health services to patients throughout a nine-county region. In addition, PHP offers a large primary and specialty care network, along with home health services.  With over 14,000 employees and 2,300 physicians, the health system is the second largest employer in the region and is the largest healthcare system in southwest Ohio.