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Presence Medical Group Names New CEO
By: PR Newswire
Dec. 31, 2012 02:20 PM
CHICAGO, Dec. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Howard Drenth has been named Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Presence Medical Group (PMG) effective January 7, 2013. Presence Medical Group is a physician-led multispecialty medical group with over 320 physicians in more than 90 locations throughout the state of Illinois and was created by the merger of Provena Health and Resurrection Health Care. As the PMG CEO, Drenth will provide strategic direction and leadership in collaboration with the Presence Health leadership and physicians to shape the culture and vision for the medical group.
Drenth has more than 15 years of experience as a health system executive with a proven ability to work collaboratively with physicians, hospital administration staff and board members to establish strategic initiatives and achieve outstanding results. He joins Presence Health after spending six years at Kettering Health Network in Dayton, Ohio, where he served as Vice President of Physician Services for Kettering's hospital-owned, multispecialty physician network of over 230 physicians in 85 locations with net revenues over $115 million.
Prior to Kettering, Drenth was a Regional Director at BayCare Health System in Florida where he was responsible for the operations of a five-practice, urgent care, primary care and occupational health organization. He has also served other operational leadership roles for Valley Health Medical Group in New Jersey and U.S. Healthworks in Georgia. A native of Kalamazoo, Michigan, Drenth began his career as an Occupational Health Manager in Michigan.
Drenth obtained his Bachelor's degree at Albion College in Albion, Michigan and his Master's degree in Management from Nazareth College in Kalamazoo, Michigan. He also is a Certified Medical Practice Executive (CMPE), a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives, a member of the American College of Medical Practice Executives and a member of the Medical Group Management Association.
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