Faith-Based Healthcare News – April 2017

By April 10, 2017 April 12th, 2017 News, Healthcare Articles

SCL Health’s CEO/President Slubowski Resigns to Return to Trinity Health

The President and Chief Executive Officer of SCL Health, Michael Slubowski, has resigned, having worked with SCL Health since January 2011, BizWest Media reports. He will re-join Trinity Health in Novi, Michigan, as its President and Chief Operating Officer, having previously worked for the health system from 1997 to 2010. Based in Broomfield, Colorado, “SCL Health, founded by the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth, operates a network of hospitals and physician clinics, and provides services that include home health care, hospice, mental health care, outpatient imaging, virtual health care and safety-net services.”

Former Baptist Hospital CEO David Stringfield Killed by Train

The former CEO of Baptist Hospital (now named Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital) was killed by a commuter train Friday, March 24, after driving his Lexus into the train’s path, reports The Tennessean. “Stringfield, a Nashville native and a graduate of Vanderbilt University and Washington University in St. Louis, worked at Baptist Hospital for more than 30 years. He joined the hospital staff in 1968 as administrative director and moved up the ranks to eventually serve as its president and CEO from 1982 until 1998.”

Ascension to Sell Idaho Hospital to RCCH Healthcare Partners

“The Idaho attorney general has approved the sale of Ascension’s St. Joseph Regional Medical Center to RCCH HealthCare Partners, a for-profit hospital company formed through the merger of RegionalCare and Capella Healthcare,” Modern Healthcare reports. “Brentwood, Tenn.-based RCCH HealthCare was formed last year after the $550 million merger of RegionalCare Hospital Partners and Capella Healthcare. The combined company operates 17 health systems in a dozen states with more than 14,000 employees and 2,000 affiliated physicians. Ascension is the nation’s largest not-for-profit hospital company with fiscal 2016 revenue of $21.9 billion.”

Loma Linda University Health Recognized in Top 25 Places to Work in Health Care in the U.S.

“Loma Linda University Health had ranked 25th among all U.S. hospitals and health systems in’s list of best places to work in the health care industry,” announces Loma Linda University Health. Some of the benefits the health system offers to its employees include attractive medical and dental benefits, retirement plans, paid leave and sick leave, a free gym membership, health screenings, weight loss programs, smoking cessation nutrition support, exercise, personal health coaching, and free counseling services, and the new company benefit programs involving identify theft protection, credit monitoring, and access to online financial wellness planning. “Loma Linda University Health employs nearly 16,000 people across its six hospitals and eight schools, and it receives more than 85,000 job applications annually.”

EASTAR Officially St. Francis Hospital Muskogee

EASTAR Health System in Muskogee, Oklahoma will now be Saint Francis Hospital Muskogee, the Muskogee Phoenix reports. “The biggest immediate change will be incorporating the Catholic heritage that has been the foundation of Saint Francis Hospital Tulsa since they opened in 1960,” said Anthony Young, Senior Vice President Administrator for Saint Francis Hospital Muskogee. According to the hospital’s website, “Saint Francis Muskogee is made up of two hospitals and several Muskogee area clinics. The community hospitals, totaling 320 beds, serve a seven county area and are one of Muskogee’s top employers.”

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