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St. Charles welcomes new CEO, Joseph Sluka

Author: Thomas Sayeg, 12/1/2014 10:19:00 AM

St. Charles Health System is embarking on a new chapter that starts this month with the addition of Joseph Sluka as president and CEO of the organization.

Joe comes to St. Charles from Rapid City, S.D., where he served as executive vice president and chief administrative officer for Regional Health for the past four years. Regional Health is similar in size and structure to St. Charles Health System with more than 40 health care facilities including five hospitals. It employs more than 4,500 people.

The St. Charles Health System Board of Directors unanimously voted to select Joe as the new leader of the organization because culturally and professionally he is the right person to guide St. Charles through the many changes the health care industry is experiencing. Joe has a long history of working closely with physicians and in successfully implementing Lean methodologies.These skills will help the health system meet the high standard of care our community expects and deserves.

Joe has held a number of positions with Regional Health including vice president of managed care. Prior to joining Regional Health in 2005, he served as executive director of Western Health, chief operating officer at HFM and executive director and chief operating officer at MedPartners.

He and his wife Lynn are looking forward to moving to Oregon. They have two children. Their daughter, Candace, is married and lives in the Pacific Northwest and their son, Hunter, is a senior in high school.

Please look to meet Joe at local community events in the coming months and help us welcome him and his family to Central Oregon.


Thomas J. Sayeg
Chairman, Board of Directors
St. Charles Health System