ST. LOUIS — Ascension Living, the seniors housing and services arm of nonprofit Catholic healthcare system Ascension, has promoted Gayle Trupiano to president and CEO. Trupiano will assume the role on Sept. 11 and will oversee the company’s 37 communities in 10 states and Washington, D.C.
Trupiano currently serves as vice president of performance excellence, leading efforts around operational and clinical performance. Previously she led Ascension’s Operations Resource Group, an internal consulting.
Trupiano has more than 30 years of management experience in nursing, clinical support services and healthcare administration in acute care hospitals. Prior to joining Ascension in 2004, she served as the vice president of patient care services at Christian Hospital in St. Louis. She also spent 10 years as director of surgical services for two large acute care facilities.
Trupiano earned an M.B.A. from Webster University in Missouri and a bachelor’s degree in nursing from University of Maryland.
Trupiano replaces Jesse Jantzen, who has served as president and CEO of St. Louis-based Ascension Living since 2015.