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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
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
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.
About Presence Medical Group A physician-led and patient-focused medical group representing a broad spectrum of primary and specialty care, Presence Medical Group provides accessible, quality care throughout the state of
Illinois. Presence Medical Group is part of Presence Health, created by the merger of Provena Health and Resurrection Health Care. To find a Presence Medical Group physician near you, call 855-737-DOCS (855) 737-3627.
About Presence Health Presence Health is the largest Catholic health system based in
Illinois, created in November, 2011 through the merger of Provena Health and Resurrection Health Care. With over 100 sites of care, including 12 hospitals, Presence Health has 22,000 employees, 4,000 medical professionals and a revenue base of nearly
$3 billion. Visit
presencehealth.orgto learn more.
SOURCE Presence Health; Presence Medical Group