The next step in the process of Saint Anthony’s Health System of Alton joining forces with OSF Healthcare System of Peoria will happen Saturday. Ajay Pathak, most recently the Chief Integration Officer for OSF, will take over as President and CEO of OSF St. Anthony’s Health Center and OSF Saint Clare’s Hospital, effective November 1. He will succeed Sister Mikela, who will move on to a new role in Ministry Services Administration in Peoria.
The partnership between the two entities was announced in March. Sister Mikela feels she is leaving the two hospitals in good hands.
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Pathak has been working with the transition team since the deal was struck earlier this year. He has been affiliated with OSF since 2009, leading management at facilities in Ottawa and Kewanee, as well as directing the business planning of the system’s Tele-Health program.