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Covenant Health is an innovative, Catholic regional delivery network and a leader in values based, not-for-profit health and elder care. We sponsor hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living residences and other health and elder care organizations throughout New England.

Kathryn ConnertonKathryn Connerton, JD, MBA

President/Chief Executive Officer
Ascension Lourdes

Kathryn Connerton brings extensive expertise in a variety of disciplines to Covenant Health. She is a talented healthcare executive with demonstrated success driving innovation and transformation across community-based, multi-state integrated operations specializing in clinical and financial outcomes, service line development and care coordination. 

Since 2014, she has served as President/Chief Executive Officer of Ascension Lourdes, an extensive healthcare system comprised of 2,250 doctors, nurses and associates based in Binghamton, New York. Ms. Connerton also serves as the chairperson of the Care Compass Network, a not-for-profit community network comprising 180 partner organizations whose mission is to improve the health and life of Medicaid members in the Southern Tier of New York. She previously served as Vice President of Bon Secours Health System, Inc, Chief Operating Officer of Bon Secours Venice Healthcare Corporation, and Vice President and General Counsel of Lourdes Hospital. 

Ms. Connerton earned her Juris Doctorate from the New England School of Law in Boston, MA, and multiple degrees from the State University of New York at Binghamton. These include a Master of Business Administration, a Master of Public Administration and Public Policy Analysis and her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. 

In addition to her professional commitments, Ms. Connerton has shared her time and talent as an active board member of the Mother Cabrini Foundation; as a member of Bon Secours Human Resources Committee; and as chair of the Regional Board for the NYS DSRIP Federal Waiver Program.