Missouri sees flurry of health care leadership changes

Five health care organizations in Missouri this week have announced impending leadership changes.

David Sindelar, CEO of St. Anthony's Hospital | Courtesy of St. Anthony's Hospital
David Sindelar | Courtesy of St. Anthony’s Hospital

In the St. Louis area, St. Anthony’s Medical Center, St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, St. Louis University Hospital and the Washington University School of Medicine will all get news leaders. So will St. Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City.

David Sindelar will take office Sept. 1 as the CEO of St. Anthony’s Medical Center, the hospital announced in a release. Sindelar, who is chairman of the board for St. Anthony’s, recently served as chief executive of Viasystems Group, Inc., an electronic components company in St. Louis. He replaces CEO Michael Rindler, who left the hospital last summer, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

After winning approval for St. Elizabeth’s Hospital to relocate from downtown Belleville, Ill., to suburban O’Fallon, Ill., the hospital’s president and CEO, Maryann Reese, is leaving July 30. She will become the chief operating officer of the Cape Girardeau-based St. Francis Healthcare System, the Post-Dispatch reports.

Phil Sowa, outgoing CEO of St. Louis University Hospital | Courtesy of SLU Hospital
Phil Sowa | Courtesy of SLU Hospital

St. Louis University Hospital CEO Phil Sowa will step down once the transfer of that hospital from Tenet Healthcare to SSM Health is complete, the Post-Dispatch reports. That deal is expected to be completed by the third quarter of 2015. SSM is expected to announce Sowa’s successor in the coming days.

The Washington University School of Medicine will welcome Dr. David Perlmutter as its new dean, effective Dec. 1, according to a release from the school. Perlmutter spent 15 years at Washington University as a faculty member and is currently serving in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

Jani Johnson, St. Luke's Hospital CEO | Courtesy of St. Luke's Hospital
Jani Johnson | Courtesy of St. Luke’s Hospital

On the other side of the state, St. Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City also joined the health care CEO carousel. The hospital announced Tuesday that Jani Johnson will become the president and CEO of its flagship hospital near the Country Club Plaza. Johnson replaces Julie Quirin, who will become the senior vice president of hospital operations for St. Luke’s Health System, a new position.

 

Correction: July 7, 5:30 p.m.

This story was updated to reflect that David Sindelar is the former chief executive officer of Viasystems. A previous version of the story incorrectly stated Sindelar was currently the company’s CEO.


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