SOURCE: Catholic Healthcare West

November 13, 2006 11:28 ET

Lisa Zuckerman Joins Catholic Healthcare West as Vice President of Treasury Services

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- November 13, 2006 --Lisa Zuckerman has been named Vice President of Treasury Services for Catholic Healthcare West, effective December 4, 2006.

Zuckerman comes to CHW from Standard & Poor's Corporation in San Francisco, where she served as a director in Standard & Poor's Credit Market Services division, in the Not-for-Profit Health Care Group. She has more than 16 years of leadership experience in finance, not-for-profit health care analysis and bond markets.

In her new position, Zuckerman will manage CHW's treasury services and direct the system's investment strategy.

"I am delighted that Lisa has agreed to join us in this vital role," said Michael Blaszyk, executive vice president/chief financial officer for CHW. "She has a deep understanding of what success means for mission-driven health care systems. I believe Lisa's contributions will be crucial as we continue to build and strengthen our healthcare ministry in the years ahead."

Zuckerman replaces Jesse Bean, who has announced his retirement after 14 years of service with CHW. Bean will remain with CHW managing special projects through mid-2007.

"Bringing my expertise to help serve those in need has been a long-term career vision for me," said Zuckerman. "CHW is a perfect fit and I am excited to begin working with such a dynamic and growing organization during this time of industry-wide change and challenges."

Before starting her tenure at Standard & Poor's in 1996, Zuckerman served as principal analyst at Harvey M. Rose Corporation, and as an analyst at a major investment bank.

She earned an undergraduate degree Harvard University and a master's degree in public policy at the University of California, Berkeley. Zuckerman is a member of the Board of Governors of the National Federation of Municipal Analysts and an advisory group member to the California Health Care Foundation.

About Catholic Healthcare West

Catholic Healthcare West (CHW), headquartered in San Francisco, CA, is a system of 42 hospitals and medical centers in California, Arizona and Nevada. Founded in 1986, it is the eighth largest hospital system in the nation and the largest not-for-profit provider in California. CHW is committed to delivering compassionate, high-quality, affordable health care services with special attention to the poor and underserved. The CHW network of more than 7,800 physicians and approximately 44,000 employees provides health care services to more than four million people annually. In 2006, CHW provided $803 million in charity care, community benefits, and unreimbursed patient care. For more information, please visit our website at

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