Trinity Health

12/05/2018 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 12/05/2018 18:24

Pittsburgh Mercy Health System Names Antonio Beltran President and Chief Executive Officer

Pittsburgh Mercy Health System announced today that Antonio Beltran, currently Trinity Health Vice President for Safety Net Transformation, has been named President and Chief Executive Officer for the system, reporting to John Capasso, executive vice president and president of the Continuing Care Group for Trinity Health, and the Pittsburgh Mercy Board of Directors, effective January 7, 2019. Beltran replaces Sister Susan Welsh, RSM, president and CEO, who announced her retirement in August 2017.

'We are pleased to have Tony lead Pittsburgh Mercy Health System in continuing our legacy of providing the best people-centered care for the communities we serve,' said John D. Goetz, board chair, Pittsburgh Mercy Health System Board of Directors. 'His extensive leadership experience will be an asset to our organization as he drives the overall strategy of the organization, focusing on growth for Pittsburgh Mercy and compassionate care for our patients and clients.'

Beltran joined Trinity Health in 2016 as Vice President for Safety Net Transformation. In this capacity, he guided the efforts to provide quality care for vulnerable populations and successfully worked to address the social determinants of health in the communities that Trinity Health serves.

'Tony's innovative ideas and operational experience in improving clinical and financial metrics and increasing access to services will serve the community well,' John Capasso, executive vice president, Trinity Health's Continuing Care Group. 'We are excited to have his expertise and guidance at Pittsburgh Mercy Health System.'

Prior to joining Trinity Health, Beltran was the Executive Director of the Lake County Health Department in Chicago. At Lake County, he led the effort to achieve public health accreditation and fully integrated primary care and behavioral health services in the department. Before Lake County, he served as the first Deputy Commissioner for the Chicago Department of Public Health where he was part of a team creating the first comprehensive public health strategy for the city.

Beltran holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Illinois at Chicago, a Master of Business Administration from Lake Forest Graduate School of Management, and is a doctoral candidate in Organizational Leadership at Northeastern University.

He is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and American Public Health Association. He is currently a Metropolitan Chicago Breast Cancer Task Force board member, serving as treasurer for the Finance Committee and Development Committee. Beltran has also served on CDC- Public Health-Health Care Collaboration Workgroup and as governance board member for Community Care Partners - Accountable Care Entity, and advisory board member for the Metropolitan Chicago Health Information Exchange.

'We would like to thank Sr. Susan Welsh for her many years of dedication and commitment to our Mission, values and service and wish her well,' said Goetz.

Sr. Susan will continue to serve in ministry as chairperson of the McAuley Ministries Board of Directors. McAuley Ministries is Pittsburgh Mercy's grant-making foundation. ###

About Pittsburgh Mercy

Pittsburgh Mercy, a member of Trinity Health, serving in the tradition of the Sisters of Mercy, is a person-centered, population-based, trauma-informed community health and wellness provider. Pittsburgh Mercy, home to the region's only Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic, is also one of the largest nonprofit organizations and employers in Southwestern Pennsylvania. Pittsburgh Mercy includes Bethlehem Haven, McAuley Ministries, Pittsburgh Mercy Behavioral Health, Pittsburgh Mercy Community Health, Pittsburgh Mercy Intellectual Disabilities Services, the Pittsburgh Mercy Parish Nurse & Health Ministry Program, Pittsburgh Mercy's Operation Safety Net®, and Pittsburgh Mercy Family Health Center. Together, these Pittsburgh Mercy programs and their 1,700 employees serve more than 33,000 individuals annually at 60+ locations in Southwestern Pennsylvania. To learn more about Pittsburgh Mercy, or to make a donation in support of its important work in the community, visit