(Tewksbury, MA) – Covenant Health has announced the appointment of J. Bradford Coffey of Bangor as President of St. Joseph Healthcare Foundation (Bangor, ME), President of St. Mary’s Development Office (Lewiston, ME) and President of Covenant Health Foundation (Tewksbury, MA). Coffey will oversee and coordinate the philanthropic activity at St. Joseph Healthcare and St. Mary’s Health System, while maintaining each Organization’s established identities. The existing philanthropic functions at both hospitals will not change.
“I am so grateful for the opportunity to work on behalf of St. Joseph Healthcare and its parent organization, Covenant Health.” says Coffey. “The commitment among those who work at St. Joe’s to serve people in our community is incredibly strong and inspirational. Indeed, it was this deep level of commitment that made this position so attractive. I am optimistic, based on my early conversations with people within and outside the organization, that philanthropy is poised to take off here, and I am very excited to be a part of it.”
Coffey previously held the title of Vice President for Eastern Maine Healthcare System (EMHS) Foundation. He has also served as an attorney and in a variety of philanthropy initiatives in Maine, including securing funds for a new Cancer Center as well as developing a physician philanthropy recognition program that stimulated a strong grateful patient support. He has received many service awards and recognitions dating back to the early 1990s.
St. Joseph Healthcare President and CEO, Mary Prybylo MSN, FACHE, will continue to oversee all aspects of St. Joseph Healthcare and St. Joseph Hospital under the stewardship of our Board of Trustees and leadership of Covenant Health President David Lincoln.
St. Joseph Healthcare in Bangor and St. Mary’s Health System in Lewiston are both members of Covenant Health, a values-based, Catholic, not-for-profit health care system based in Tewksbury, Massachusetts.