Today, Presence Health announced the appointment of Michael Englehart as the new President and CEO. He will replace Sandra Bruce, who is retiring after seven years leading Presence Health and one of its predecessors, Resurrection Health Care. He will begin Oct. 1.
Englehart brings nearly 20 years of health care experience to Presence Health, including more than a decade at Advocate Health Care. Most recently, Englehart served as president of Advocate Physician Partners, leading the health care system’s clinically integrated network of 4,900 physicians and 13 hospitals.
“With his proven track record of developing and implementing transformational strategies, establishing clinical alliances and strategic partnerships, and fostering collaboration to create highly integrated models of care, he has the experience, leadership and vision to successfully lead the transformational strategies we have embraced at Presence Health,” said Guy Wiebking, chair, Presence Health Board. “Sandra Bruce created a solid foundation to position Presence Health for success in the new health care landscape. We believe that he will be able to build upon these successes to take Presence Health to the next level.”
“Mike’s strong background in Catholic and faith-based health care, and commitment to remaining true to the Mission and Values of the organization were critical factors in his selection,” said Sister Mary Elizabeth Imler, chair of the Corporate Member, which represents Presence Health’s five Sponsoring religious congregations. “It is very important that our leadership is strongly committed to ensuring a sustainable future for the ministry of Catholic health care in Illinois and to providing healing and hope in the communities we serve.”
“I am honored to be given the opportunity to lead an innovative, Catholic-sponsored health system such as Presence Health,” said Englehart. “I look forward to helping Presence Health make an impact on the communities we are privileged to serve.”
Englehart resides in Palos Heights with his wife and children.