New leaders join PeaceHealth

Peter D. Ricoy and Erin Gerner will be based at the System Services Center in Vancouver

September 25, 2017

VANCOUVER, Wash. – Two new leaders will soon join PeaceHealth.

Monday, Oct. 2, will mark the first day on the job for Peter D. Ricoy, who will serve as system vice president of organizational integrity, and Erin Gerner, who will step in as PeaceHealth Medical Group’s chief financial officer.

Ricoy, a Happy Valley, Ore., resident, has extensive legal knowledge and a background that has focused on the healthcare and insurance sectors. He most recently served as an equity partner at Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, one of Oregon’s largest law firms.

In his role at PeaceHealth, Ricoy (pictured at top right) will be responsible for building and maintaining a systemwide culture where ethical and compliant behavior is practiced and internal controls are maintained. He will also work to ensure that PeaceHealth is in compliance with applicable laws and regulations.

Gerner (pictured below right) has an abundance of experience in finance and healthcare. For the past 12 years, she has worked for INTEGRIS Health in Oklahoma City, Okla., as system vice president and chief financial officer.

Gerner will be a member of the PHMG executive team and the systemwide CFO counterpart team. She will be responsible for ensuring all areas of financial management are organized and delivered within the context of a continuous pursuit of excellence.

Ricoy and Gerner will both be based at PeaceHealth’s System Services Center in Vancouver.

High resolution photos are available on request.

About PeaceHealth: PeaceHealth, based in Vancouver, Wash., is a not-for-profit Catholic health system offering care to communities in Washington, Oregon and Alaska. PeaceHealth has approximately 16,000 caregivers, a group practice with more than 900 providers and 10 medical centers serving both urban and rural communities throughout the Northwest. In 1890, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace founded what has become PeaceHealth. The Sisters shared expertise and transferred wisdom from one medical center to another, always finding the best way to serve the unmet need for healthcare in their communities. Today, PeaceHealth is the legacy of the founding Sisters and continues with a spirit of respect, stewardship, collaboration and social justice in fulfilling its Mission.

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