Holy Cross Health says goodbye to its longest-serving CEO: 7 things to know

Kevin J. Sexton, president and CEO of Silver Spring, Md.-based Holy Cross Health, has retired.

Here are seven things to know about Mr. Sexton.

1. He is Holy Cross Health's longest-serving president and CEO.

2. He joined Holy Cross Health in 1998 as president and CEO. At that time he was also president and CEO of the Maryland Region of Livonia, Mich.-based Trinity Health.

3. During Mr. Sexton's tenure, Holy Cross Health has been designated a "Best Place to Work" by the Maryland Work Life Alliance every year since 1999, and was designated as a "Top Performer on Key Quality Measures" by The Joint Commission, the only hospital in Maryland to receive that designation for 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013, according to a news release. 

4. Mr. Sexton reorganized Holy Cross Health in anticipation of the 2014 opening of Holy Cross Germantown (Md.) Hospital. Holy Cross Health also recently completed a major expansion at Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring and opened its fourth health center in Germantown. 

5. Holy Cross Health recognized Mr. Sexton's accomplishments when it named the Kevin J. Sexton Campus of Holy Cross Health last year, and in January 2016, when it named the Kevin J. Sexton Lobby at Holy Cross Germantown Hospital and established the Kevin J. Sexton Fund to Increase Access and Improve Community Health.

6. Previously, Mr. Sexton was senior vice president and director of the healthcare organizations practice of The Lewin Group, a nationally recognized healthcare policy and consulting firm. He has also served as president of MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland, and worked in the Health Care Financing Administration.

7. Holy Cross Health and Trinity Health expect to announce Mr. Sexton's successor in April.


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