ROME, N.Y. — Rome Health, an affiliate of St. Joseph’s Health, on Friday announced it named AnneMarie Walker-Czyz as its next president and CEO, effective March 1.
She will succeed Mark Murphy, who has served as CEO since November 2019. Murphy will return to St. Joseph’s Health and resume his role as VP, chief strategy officer. At the request of the Rome Health board of directors, Murphy will continue to serve as a liaison between both organizations.
‘The board is grateful to Mark for serving as the hospital’s chief executive officer through the challenges of the COVID pandemic,’ Dr. Ankur Desai, president of the Rome Health board of directors, said in a release. ‘He willingly extended his role beyond the initial 90-day interim period to provide stability. Now that we’re on the other side of the recent surge, AnneMarie will lead us as we continue to advance our strategic objectives to provide easy access to the highest quality care here for our community.’
Walker-Czyz is a ‘trusted leader’ with over two decades of service to St. Joseph’s Health, per the release. In addition to her role as chief nursing officer, Walker-Czyz served as VP of clinical and educational services and COO at St. Joseph’s Health.
‘Last September, we welcomed AnneMarie to the senior leadership team as a consultant to provide additional operational support to the hospital to position us for long-term success,’ said Dr. Desai. ‘With her demonstrated leadership, we are pleased that she has accepted her new role as President and CEO. She has a proven track record for building strong teams to advance patient-centered care and deliver strong business results.’