HARTFORD, Conn. - John W. Rowe has been named president and chief executive officer of Aetna U.S. Healthcare, the subsidiary that Aetna would retain after selling its financial services and international businesses to ING Group.

Dr. Rowe is the president and chief executive officer of Mount Sinai NYU Health.

Mount Sinai NYU is a New York hospital formed by the merger - which he oversaw - of the Mount Sinai and NYU medical centers in New York.

He will take his new post Sept. 15, Aetna said.

ING, a Dutch financial giant, is to pay $5 billion in cash for Aetna's other units and assume $2.7 billion of debt.

The health-care company would then be renamed Aetna Inc. Its chairman would be William H. Donaldson, now Aetna's chairman and chief executive officer.

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