Non-profit health system appoints new CEO

MIRAMAR BEACH, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Ascension appointed Tom VanOsdol on Monday to serve as the chief executive officer of Sacred Heart Health System as well as St. Vincent's HealthCare in Jacksonville.

Ascension operates Sacred Heart based in Pensacola and St. Vincent’s HealthCare based in Jacksonville

VanOsdol will serve as CEO for all of Ascension's sites of care in Florida, which includes seven hospitals and regional physician networks operated by St. Vincent's and Sacred Heart.

Ascension is the largest non-profit health system in the United States and the world's largest Catholic health system, operating 2,600 sites of care in 22 states and the District of Columbia. The hospitals in our area include the Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola, Destin, and Port St. Joe.

Ascension says VanOsdol will continue working with Florida and national Ascension leaders to develop organizational structures and services to best achieve their mission of serving all people, with special attention to the poor and vulnerable.