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Inspira Announces New President and CEO

Inspira Announces New President and CEO

Oct 11, 2013

MULLICA HILL, NJ (October 11, 2013) The Inspira Health Network Board of Trustees is pleased to announce that it has unanimously selected John DiAngelo, the network’s current chief financial officer and executive vice president, as the next president and chief executive officer the health network. He will take the helm of the organization on January 1, 2014.

“After a lengthy and thorough search process, which attracted candidates from across the country, the network board concluded that John was the best person to lead our organization moving forward,” said Peter Galetto, chairman of the Inspira Health Network Board. “There are many challenges and uncertainties facing health care organizations, and we believe John has the skills, experience and determination to face these challenges while keeping our organization on firm footing.”

Current Inspira President and CEO Chet Kaletkowski, who announced his plans to retire more than two years ago, concurs that DiAngelo’s leadership has kept the organization strong in a challenging financial environment.
“Most importantly, he has accomplished this difficult task while staying focused on our mission to improve the lives of everyone we serve,” said Kaletkowski.

During his 13-year tenure as a member of the organization's senior management team, DiAngelo has played a major role in both the financial and strategic aspects of numerous large projects including:

  • the merger of South Jersey Healthcare and Underwood Memorial Hospital, which created Inspira Health Network;
  • the establishment of Inspira LIFE, the region's first program of all inclusive care for the elderly;
  • the development and expansion of the region's Health Information Exchange, a key component of health care reform; and
  • the opening of the Inspira Medical Center Vineland (formerly known as the SJH Regional Medical Center).

Under DiAngelo’s leadership as CFO, the health system increased its Moody’s bond rating three levels since 2002 and was the only health system to receive an upgrade in 2010. That year, NJ Biz magazine named DiAngelo CFO of the Year for large Non-Profit Companies.

DiAngelo joined Inspira in 2000, having previously served as vice president for planning and network development at Virtua and CFO of Memorial Hospital of Burlington County. He also held positions at Saint Mary Hospital in Langhorne, PA, and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

DiAngelo currently lives in Mullica Hill and serves as Inspira’s representative on the Gloucester County Chamber of Commerce. He has also been involved with Leadership Cumberland County and has served on the Board of Directors of the Villa Saint John Vianney Center in Downingtown, Pennsylvania, a faith-centered organization specializing in the treatment of behavioral health issues.
DiAngelo received his bachelor’s in accounting from Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, and earned his Master’s of Business Administration from Widener University. He is a Certified Public Accountant, a Fellow of the Healthcare Financial Management Association and a Certified Managed Care Professional.

“I am grateful that the board has provided me with this opportunity to lead our organization,” said DiAngelo. “I am proud of what we have accomplished over the years and look forward to what the future holds. This is great organization and we will continue to stay focused on the health and well-being of our communities.”

About Inspira Health Network

Inspira Health Network is a charitable nonprofit health care organization formed in November 2012 by the merger of South Jersey Healthcare and Underwood-Memorial Hospital. The network, which traces its roots to 1899, now comprises three hospitals, four multi-specialty health centers and a total of more than 60 locations. These include outpatient imaging and rehabilitation centers; urgent care; numerous specialty centers, including sleep medicine, cardiac testing and wound care; home care and hospice; and more than two dozen primary and specialty physician practices in Cumberland, Gloucester and Salem counties.

Together with its medical staff of more than 1,100 physicians and other care providers, Inspira Health Network provides evidence-based care to help each patient achieve the best possible outcome. Clinical and support staffs are focused on providing quality care in a safe environment.