Providence Health System Welcomes New Leader

Darcy Burthay, MSN, RN, has been named President and CEO of Providence Health System and assumed her new duties July 1st.

Since 2014, she has served as Managing Director, Home Care Services, for Ascension Health, the healthcare delivery subsidiary of Ascension. She was instrumental in the development, launch and strategic direction of Ascension At Home, Ascension’s partnership with Evolution Health providing an array of post-acute services including home care, hospice care and infusion therapy in Ascension Ministry Markets. She has worked closely with leaders across the integrated national health ministry to evaluate opportunities to share resources and best practices across home care, and to focus on the growth of this service line in Ascension. She will continue to serve as a member of the Ascension At Home Board.

“Darcy is a lifelong healthcare professional and leader with a deep commitment to the Mission, Vision and Values of Ascension,” said Patricia A. Maryland, Dr.PH, President, Healthcare Operations and Chief Operating Officer, Ascension Health. “She brings to Providence a strong record of achievement in helping the organizations she has served deliver compassionate, personalized care to all, especially persons living in poverty and those most vulnerable.”

Before assuming her role with Home Care Services, Ms. Burthay served as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Nursing Officer for St. Vincent Indianapolis Hospital, part of the Ascension Indiana Ministry Market. Prior to her nearly six years at St. Vincent, she spent nearly 25 years with St. Joseph Hospital in Kokomo, Indiana, in varied roles in hospital and home care leadership, including President and CEO for three years and, earlier, as Vice President of Patient Care Services/Chief Nursing Officer for seven years.

Ms. Burthay achieved a Certificate in Theology from Aquinas Institute, St. Louis. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Science in Nursing Administration from Ball State University, Indiana.

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