SSM Health Care, one of the St. Louis area’s largest employers, has appointed a new leader to oversee its hospital operations in St. Louis. Candace Jennings will replace Chris Howard, who was promoted last year to president of hospital operations for the entire health system’s four-state operation.
Prior to joining SSM, Jennings served as senior vice president of Tennessee operations for Mountain States Health Alliance. SSM last year reorganized its executive suite and regional offices. The executive suite is now made up of three executives who all report to CEO Bill Thompson.