Saint Francis Healthcare, a part of Trinity Health Mid-Atlantic, announced that Brandon Harvath as president and chief operating officer. He had been serving in the post on an interim basis.
He succeeds Daniel Sinnott who stepped down earlier in the summer after returning to head the health care ministry.Saint Francis lives in the shadow of ChristianaCare, one of the nation’s 30 largest health care systems. Sinnott was credited with stabilizing Saint Francis, which operates a hospital and health care practices in northern Delaware.
Saint Francis healthcare parent organizations have been in a consolidation mode over the years. Trinity is one of the nation’s largest Catholic healthcare entities.
Harvath oversees all operating functions of the hospital, physician practices and out-patient services. He also serves as the executive director of the Delaware Care Collaboration, Saint Francis’ Accountable Care Organization.
“I am honored to be named president of Saint Francis Healthcare and excited to continue our long-standing tradition of being a transforming, healing presence for the Wilmington community,” said Harvath. “We are committed to leading Delaware through the COVID-19 pandemic and strive to emerge stronger than ever as a trusted healthcare provider in our state.”
Harvath has served as chief operating officer of Saint Francis Healthcare since 2019 and was interim president prior to the official appointment. Previously, he served as vice president of operations for Pittsburgh-based Highmark. He also previously held leadership roles for Cigna, Independence Blue Cross and MBNA American Bank/Bank of America.
Among Harvath’s goals for the future of Saint Francis Healthcare, he aims to build upon recent growth at the hospital while preserving the traditions of the hospital’s faith-based, community-focused mission.
“With more than 20 years of innovative and strategic healthcare and financial leadership, Brandon is the perfect choice to lead Saint Francis Healthcare,” said James L. Woodward, CEO of Trinity Health Mid-Atlantic. “Our community and patients will benefit from his dedication to innovative, quality care, and I look forward to our continued collaboration and commitment to provide excellent healthcare in Wilmington.”
Harvath is a native Delawarean and resides in Smyrna with his wife and six children.
For more information about Saint Francis Healthcare and Trinity Health Mid-Atlantic, visit www.trinityhealthma.org.