Ketul Patel was appointed as CEO of Tacoma-based CHI Franciscan Health. He is currently Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy and Operations Officer for the Hackensack University Health Network and its University Medical Center, which employs about 11,300 people.
Franciscan has about 12,440 employees, about 5,400 of whom are in Pierce County. He will be one of seven senior vice presidents for CHI, overseeing the Pacific Northwest Division. (end)