Saint Francis Healthcare has announced the appointment of two senior leaders
for the organization.
On Monday, April 8, Brandon S. Harvath joined the organization as Chief
Operations Officer. Harvath holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Wilmington
University. Prior to joining Saint Francis, he was Vice President, Operations
for Wilmington- and Pittsburgh-based Highmark. He has previously served
in leadership roles for CIGNA, Independence Blue Cross, and MBNA/Bank
of America. Harvath serves on the Board of Directors for Bethany Baptist
Christian School in Wilmington.
On Wednesday, May 1, Ralph Gonzalez Jr., MD, will transition from his role
as Interim Chief Medical Officer to full-time Chief Medical Officer for
Saint Francis Healthcare. Dr. Gonzalez earned his medical degree at Temple
University School of Medicine in Philadelphia, completed a residency in
Internal Medicine at Christiana Care Medical Center in Newark, Del., and
completed a fellowship for Hospitalist Leaders in Healthcare Administration
at the University of California-San Francisco. Dr. Gonzalez is board certified
in Internal Medicine and holds current licensure in the states of Delaware,
Maryland, and Pennsylvania.
"We are so pleased to welcome Mr. Harvath to Saint Francis, and to
confirm Dr. Gonzalez as Chief Medical Officer," said Daniel J. Sinnott,
President and CEO of Saint Francis Healthcare. "The expertise both
gentlemen bring to their roles will greatly benefit our hospital and community.
Saint Francis will be well positioned to sustain our ministry serving
as the most trusted health partner, and to fulfill our vision to become
Delaware's preferred healthcare provider."