The new president and CEO of Seton Family of Hospitals was announced March 19.
Michelle L. Robertson will assume the role permanently after serving as the acting president and CEO since the departure of Bob Bonar, who left in late 2014 to run a children's hospital in Minnesota.
Family of Hospitals is Seton's largest operating division in the Seton Healthcare Family. Robertson's job duties include lead responsibility of all hospitals under the Seton umbrella. She will also help decide what strategic direction Seton takes in the future for its hospital services. About 8,500 people—out of Seton's 12,500 employees—will now report to Robertson, according to a news release.
Robertson's was previously the vice president and CEO of the Seton's hospitals in the north area of Seton's coverage area, including Seton Medical Center Williamson in Round Rock, Seton Northwest Hospital in Austin and Seton Highland Lakes Hospital in Burnet. She has led several Seton initiatives to improve hospital quality and patient case management, according to the news release.