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Regional System in Midwest Names COO

FaithSearch Partners is pleased to announce that its client, AMITA Health, has selected G. Thor Thordarson as its new Chief Operating Officer.

As COO, Thordarson will provide overall leadership and direction to all the operating units of the system.  He will oversee clinical integration initiatives to develop a coordinated care network, providing population health management in the market.

“Thor is an impressive candidate, a seasoned healthcare executive with a history of innovation and leadership success,” said Ed Reifsnyder, Senior Vice President at FaithSearch Partners. “He will direct AMITA’s operations and finances to even greater success, particularly focusing on the integration and coordination of AMITA’s clinical, managerial, and information technology resources.”

With 22 years of healthcare leadership, Thordarson most recently served as President/CEO of IU Health La Porte Hospital in La Porte, Indiana. He holds a master’s degree in business administration from Kent State University and a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Andrews University.

AMITA Health in Chicago, Illinois, is a joint operating company whose sponsors are Adventist Health System and Ascension Health. AMITA is responsible for the management of all the Adventist Health System and Ascension assets in the greater Chicago market, including nine hospitals and an extensive physician provider network of more than 3,000 physicians.  AMITA generates approximately $2 billion in revenues annually. Ascension Health is the nation’s largest Catholic health system, and Adventist Health System is the largest Protestant hospital system.  For more information on AMITA Health, visit its website at

FaithSearch Partners is the leading executive search firm focused on faith-based hospitals, healthcare systems, colleges/universities, churches and ministries.

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