EASTON, Conn. -- Dr. Stuart G. Marcus of Easton has been appointed CEO and president of St. Vincent’s Health Services in Bridgeport.
St. Vincent's Health Services includes St. Vincent’s Medical Center, St. Vincent’s College, St. Vincent’s Special Needs Services and St. Vincent’s Medical Center Foundation.
“I am humbled by the tremendous responsibility of leading St. Vincent’s, and continuing the mission of our founders, the Daughters of Charity, in providing high quality, compassionate care to all with special attention to the poor and underserved,” Marcus said in a statement.
Marcus has also been named a ministry market leader by Ascension Health for its Connecticut and New York Regions, which include three additional hospitals: St. Mary’s Healthcare in Amsterdam, N.Y., Lourdes Memorial Hospital in Binghamton, N.Y. and Mount St. Mary’s Hospital in Lewiston, N.Y.
He most recently served as president of St. Vincent’s Medical Center and executive vice president of St. Vincent’s Health Services.
He succeeds Dr. Susan L. Davis, also of Easton, who is transitioning full time to her role in Pensacola, Fla., as president and CEO of the Sacred Heart Health System, also a member of Ascension Health. Davis will continue in her service as ministry market leader for Florida and Alabama. She will remain a member of the SVHS board of directors.
“I know that St. Vincent’s will be in the best possible hands with someone as well qualified and passionate about the delivery of safe and compassionate health care as Dr. Stuart Marcus,” Davis said in a statement. “With his many years of clinical experience as a cancer surgeon and as the guiding force behind the creation of our cancer center and oncology program, he has always demonstrated exceptional leadership and integrity.”
Marcus, who joined St. Vincent’s in 2006, was named president of St. Vincent’s Medical Center in 2012. Before that, he served as senior vice president, chief medical officer and chairman of oncology at St. Vincent’s.
In his new role, he will provide strategic and operational leadership for St. Vincent’s Health Services, while promoting strategic alignment among Ascension’s New York and Connecticut health ministries.
“The future will build upon the safety, quality and platform of excellence that Susan Davis has led here over the past 10 years," Marcus said in a statement. "We also look forward to the benefits that our partnership with The Frank H Netter MD School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University will bring to the greater Bridgeport community.”