Rick Ryan to retire May 2020

Posted by: - Wednesday, October 23, 2019

On behalf of Paul Edgett III, CommonSpirit Health Chief Business Lines Officer 

With sincere gratitude for his service, I share with you that Rick Ryan, President/CEO for CHI Living Communities, a national business line of CommonSpirit Health, will retire effective May 1, 2020.

Rick has more than 35 years of experience in long-term care, senior living communities, and home health care. He developed the successful continuum of care model that is the standard for CHI Living Communities today.

Before joining Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) in 2014, Rick held key leadership positions. In 1989 as Executive/Administrator for Providence Care Centers, he led teams in the planning, financing, construction, and operation of the 138-bed nursing home, the 56-unit upscale assisted living facility, 62-unit independent living apartment complex, 22 independent living villa homes, and a 36-unit Alzheimer’s assisted living facility.

In 2001, he became the President and CEO for Franciscan Living Communities with six campuses in Ohio and Kentucky, Franciscan HomeCare Services in Northwest Ohio and Miami Valley, Franciscan Properties, and Rosary Care Center. A few of his career accomplishments include: the acquisition and redevelopment of Madonna Manor retirement community in Villa Hills, Kentucky; the purchase, master planning, and development of St. Clare Commons in Perrysburg, Ohio, the first phase of a $40 million CCRC project; led organizations from a loss to positive financial positions; and the transition of Franciscan Living Communities to CHI.

Since transitioning the six campuses of Franciscan Living Communities in 2014 to CHI, he has successfully grown CHI Living Communities to 13 campuses in seven states across the country.

In his current role, Rick is responsible for providing leadership, strategic direction, and oversight in the areas of operational effectiveness, quality, financial performance, and mission integration to subsidiary corporations. He identifies and pursues opportunities for continued and sustained growth through acquisitions as well as development of new campuses.

In his retirement, Rick and his wife, Anne, who reside in Punta Gorda, Florida, plan to share their time volunteering.

We will miss Rick and his dedication to our senior living business line. Please join me in thanking Rick for his service, his leadership, and his many important contributions to our ministry.