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New Chairman Announced for St. John Providence Health System Board of Trustees

Warren, Mich. – Jim Giordano, of Livonia, Mich., became board chairman of the St. John Providence Health System Board of Trustees on July 1, 2013. Jim takes over his role as board chairman from Leslie Murphy, whose tenure ended in June 2013 after six years as board chair and seven years of service.

In 2011, Giordano was appointed to the St. John Providence Health System Board of Trustees and has served as chair for the Finance committee. He also serves on the Michigan Public Health Institute (MPHI) board of directors where he provides insight on how technology can benefit public health programs impacting Michigan citizens.

Giordano is president and chief executive officer of CareTech Solutions, Inc., an information technology (IT) and Web products and services provider for more than 200 U.S. hospitals and health systems. Since being named to this position in 2003, Jim has more than doubled the size of the business from a four-state IT outsourcing service to a full-scale information technology partner for hospitals with clients in more than 30 states.

Jim joined CareTech Solutions in 1999 as vice-president and chief financial officer. Before joining CareTech, he spent 13 years with Electronic Data Systems Corporation (EDS), where he was responsible for the financial aspects of the EDS spin-off from General Motors (GM), as well as controller for the EDS Saturn account at GM. Prior to that, he held management and leadership positions with Wang Laboratories and Unisys. He earned an MBA from the University of Detroit-Mercy and a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and Managerial Economics from the University of Michigan-Dearborn.

St. John Providence Health System is one of the largest providers of inpatient care in southeast Michigan and one of the largest employers in metro Detroit. St. John Providence Health System provides comprehensive prevention, primary care and advanced treatment programs with more than 125 medical centers and five hospitals spanning five counties.