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Saint Francis Healthcare System

Maryann Reese was placed as the executive vice president and chief operating officer of Saint Francis Healthcare System in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. SFHS offers services to more than 650,000 people in a five-state region through Saint Francis Medical Center, a 289-bed nonprofit tertiary care institution, and Saint Francis Health Development Services Corporation, a for-profit healthcare services company that includes urgent care facilities, the 30-bed critical care Landmark Hospital, Physicians Alliance Surgery Center, and the three-bed Black River Medical Center.

Maryann brings to the position a diverse set of leadership skills and extensive operations expertise, with clinical roots. She has strong quality, revenue cycle, and physician relationship skills, and is an active and visible leader with the ability to create and align strategic and operational objectives.

Before joining SFHS, Maryann served as the chief executive officer of St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Belleville, Illinois, a 350-bed facility that is part of the Hospital Sisters Health System. There, she was responsible for 1,300 FTEs and a medical staff of 700, setting a vision and mission for physicians and establishing unit partnership councils to improve collaboration and place an emphasis on teamwork. She also brought a strong sense of rigor to the use of data and metrics, making the environment leaner. During her tenure, Maryann made significant gains in patient, employee, and physician satisfaction; improved market share; and worked on a CON for a $300 million project to build a new facility. Her organization won the Illinois Baldrige quality award in 2013.

Previously, Maryann served as the chief operating officer of St. Vincent Healthcare and Holy Rosary Healthcare in Montana; as the chief nursing officer and chief operating officer of Mercy Medical Center in Idaho; and as the chief clinical officer (CNO/COO) of HCA's Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center and Brigham City Hospital. She began her career as a nurse.

Maryann is a Registered Nurse, with a bachelor's degree in healthcare administration from Graceland University in Iowa, an MHA from the University of Minnesota, and a doctorate in health administration from Central Michigan University. She has been a national Baldrige examiner since 2006 and is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives. Maryann has two adult daughters and one grandson.


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