Vicki Briggs has been appointed president and chief executive officer of St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Bridgeport, succeeding the retiring Vincent C. Caponi at the Bridgeport-based hospital, effective July 1.
Briggs has been serving as chief operating officer of St. Vincent’s, which is part of Ascension, the largest nonprofit health system in the U.S. and the world’s largest Catholic health system. From 2011 to 2014, she served as executive vice president and COO at St. Vincent’s Health System in Birmingham, Alabama, a member of Ascension. Before rejoining Ascension in 2016, she led her own hospital and health care provider consulting firm. Over the course of her career, Briggs has had responsibility for 22 hospitals.
Caponi, whose Ascension resume dates back to 1983, is retiring effective June 30.