Ricci named St. Francis Medical Center’s interim president

St. Francis Medical Center has a new interim president, David Ricci, a former CEO and president of Saint Michael’s Medical Center in Newark.

The Trenton hospital is currently merging with Cooper University Health Care as part of a Cooper deal with parent Trinity Health.

“After the recent passing of the hospital’s chief administrative officer, Vincent Costantino, and while we engage with Cooper University Health Care in our planned merger, we found it imperative to identify a leader with the experience and knowledge of both the health care industry as well as the New Jersey and Southeastern Pennsylvania marketplace,” said St. Francis Medical Center board Chair Joseph Youngblood II. “The board feels strongly that Dave Ricci is well-positioned to lead the hospital during this important period of transition.”

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Ricci has 35 years’ experience in the health care industry and previously served as interim CEO and president of Saint Francis Healthcare in Wilmington, Delaware, which is also a Trinity Health hospital.