January 27, 2016

Meet PharmaLink 2016 Keynote Speaker Vince Caponi

Meet PharmaLink 2016 Keynote Speaker Vince Caponi

Xavier Health is proud to announce that Vince Caponi will be the Keynote Speaker at the 2016 PharmaLink Conference. The Keynote Dinner will be held on Thursday, March 17th at Paul Brown Stadium, home of the NFL Cincinnati Bengals.

Vincent Caponi serves as an Executive Vice President of Ascension Health and the Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors for Ascension Health Texas.  He is also currently serving as the Interim Ministry Market Executive for Ascension Wisconsin.  Ascension Health is the nation’s largest Catholic and not-for-profit health system.  Caponi is a 40 year veteran of healthcare and has been a CEO since 1979.

Prior to assuming the Executive Board Chair position of Ascension Health Texas in February 2015, Caponi served as the Executive Board Chair and CEO of St. Vincent Health in Indianapolis, Indiana, for 15 years, and for four years as the Ministry Market Leader for Indiana and Wisconsin.  During this tenure, he led the integration of critical access hospitals: St. John’s Health System in Anderson; the St. Vincent Heart Center of Indiana; St. Vincent Women’s Hospital; and St.Vincent Medical Group, into a comprehensive health network.  He also oversaw the addition of the Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at St. Vincent, Seton Specialty Hospital, and St. Vincent Hospital Fishers. Caponi led multiple joint ventures, program developments, hospital expansions and affiliations with health providers and community partners.

Prior to joining St. Vincent Health, Caponi served as the President and CEO of St. Vincent’s Hospital in Birmingham, Al.  Earlier in his career he served as the President and CEO of St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta, Ga., and as the President and CEO of United Memorial Hospital in Greenville, Mi.  He also served as an Assistant Administrator at the Memorial Hospital in Owosso, Mi.

Mr. Caponi previously served as an outside director for the Welch Allyn Board of Directors where he chaired the Management and Board Development Committee, and served on the Audit and the Science and Technology Committees.  He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Medizone, where he chairs the Compensation Committee and serves on the Audit Committee.

Mr. Caponi holds an honorary doctorate in Business Administration from Marian University, a Master’s degree in Health Services Administration from Central Michigan, and a Bachelor of Arts from Xavier University.  He is on the Board of Directors of Xavier University; Indiana Hospital Association (past chair); the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra (chair); and Central Indiana United Way (past chair).  He is a past board member of the Boy Scouts of America – Crossroads of America Council; Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School (past chair); the Indiana Health Forum; the Indiana Health Information Exchange (past chair); the American Heart Association – Midwest Affiliate; and St. Mary’s College.   In May of 2015 Mr. Caponi received the “Distinguished Alumni Award” from Xavier University.

Caponi and his wife, Robyn, have been married for 43 years. They have three grown daughters and five grandchildren.

To view the list of excellent speakers at PharmaLink 2016 please click here.