ST. PETERSBURG – Bon Secours St. Petersburg Health System recently announced that Karen Reich, chief executive officer, has been elected to a three-year term on the Catholic Health Association Board of Trustees.
Reich was one of seven individuals elected to the board during the 2014 Catholic Health Assembly in Chicago, June 22-24.
The Catholic Health Association is the trade association for more than 600 hospitals and 1,400 long-term care and other health facilities that are in the Catholic health ministry. CHA’s board, consisting of 23 trustees, is responsible for developing CHA’s strategic direction, ensuring CHA’s fidelity to its mission, stewarding CHA’s resources, and performing other governance activities to support and strengthen the Catholic health ministry in the United States.
Reich previously served as one of 16 members of the Catholic Health Association’s Continuum of Care/Aging Services Committee, which advocates for public policies that promote a high quality, accessible, and affordable continuum of services to address the needs of older persons and those with chronic conditions.
“I am honored to have the opportunity to bring our local perspective to this national-level board and to make sure our concerns are part of the public dialogue,” Reich said in a press release. “Working with CHA has broadened my outlook on the effect that changes within the health care industry are having on senior care providers.”