Biographical information on Joseph Swedish

The Associated PressJuly 10, 2014 

NAME: Joseph R. Swedish

AGE: 63

CAREER: Former CEO of the health care systems Trinity Health Corp. and Centura Health Corp. Also has served as an executive for the hospital operator HCA Holdings Inc. and as a board member for the insurer Coventry Health Care, which competitor Aetna Inc. acquired in 2013.

EDUCATION: Bachelor's degree in political science, University of North Carolina at Charlotte; Master's degree in health administration, Duke University

FAMILY: Swedish and his wife, Gene, have three grown children, Ian, Evan and Erin

UPBRINGING: Parents immigrated from Eastern Europe in the late 1940s and spoke no English upon arriving. Swedish said his first bed was a suitcase and he grew up doing chores on a Virginia farm. He went to elementary school in an orphanage near his parents' home.

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