Bon Secours Health System Announces Karen Reich Promoted to Chief Executive Officer of Bon Secours St. Petersburg Health System

Marriottsville, MD (March 25, 2011) – Bon Secours Health System announced that Karen Reich has been promoted to chief executive officer at Bon Secours St. Petersburg Health System, St. Petersburg, Florida. Reich has served as the executive vice president of Bon Secours St. Petersburg Health System since 2007. Reich provides leadership for Maria Manor Nursing Care Center, Bon Secours St. Petersburg Home Care Services, and Bon Secours Place at St. Petersburg (an assisted living facility).

A strong operational and strategic leader, Reich is a well-regarded health care executive and advocate for senior services in the St. Petersburg and Tampa Bay community. Brother Arthur Caliman, Senior Vice President for Sponsorship, Bon Secours Health System, said, "Karen has done a terrific job leading over the past four years. This promotion is well-deserved and I have no doubt that Karen will continue to be a significant asset to the St. Petersburg community as well as the Bon Secours Health System."

Reich previously worked at Baycare Health System in the Tampa/St. Petersburg area where her 18-year tenure included leadership responsibilities for senior services, adult day health center, operational management for skilled nursing, acute and ambulatory services, Six Sigma operations improvements, case management, social services, and a variety of service specific programs and clinics. She also developed a countywide long-term care networking consortium to facilitate education and communication among providers across the continuum of care.

Reich earned her Bachelor of Science and Master's degrees in social work from The Florida State University. She has received numerous awards and is affiliated with a variety of community and professional organizations.

About Bon Secours St. Petersburg Health System
Bon Secours St. Petersburg Health System, located in St. Petersburg, Florida, is comprised of Bon Secours Maria Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Care Center, Bon Secours Place at St. Petersburg, and Bon Secours St. Petersburg Home Health Care Services, Inc. Bon Secours Maria Manor is a 274-bed licensed nursing care center offering skilled and long-term care nursing, a dedicated Alzheimer's unit, a highly skilled inpatient rehabilitation program, and an outpatient rehabilitation program. Bon Secours Place, a 102-unit assisted living facility, is one of the first assisted living facilities in the nation to receive Joint Commission accreditation. Bon Secours St. Petersburg Home Health Care Services provides faith-based home care services for Pinellas, Hillsborough and Pasco counties. For more information about Bon Secours St. Petersburg Health System, visit the Web site at www.bonsecoursstpete.org.

About Bon Secours Health System
Bon Secours Health System, headquartered in Marriottsville, Maryland, a $3.0 billion not-for-profit Catholic health system, owns, manages, or joint ventures 17 acute-care hospitals, one psychiatric hospital, five nursing care facilities, four assisted living facilities, and several home care and hospice programs. Bon Secours' more than 22,000 caregivers help people in nine communities in six states, primarily on the East Coast. Visit the Web site at www.bonsecours.org for more information.

Contact: Peggy Moseley, Vice President
Bon Secours Health System, Inc.
410-442-5511

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