Maryann Reese, RN, MHA, DHA, FACHE, joined Saint Francis Healthcare System in 2015 as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, leading the development of programs and patient care services throughout Saint Francis Healthcare System. In September 2017, she was named President and Chief Executive Officer.
Prior... Read more
James "Jim" Burke, Esq., joined Saint Francis Medical Center in 2017 as a new executive, Chief Administrative Officer/General Counsel.
Burke comes to Saint Francis from Mercy, where he served as Vice President and Regional General Counsel (Central Region), leading the legal work for nearly half of Mercy's... Read more
Thomas S. Diemer, MD, has expanded his previous role as Medical Director to one of a broader operational focus, including clinical integration with both independent and Saint Francis Medical Partners' physicians. He now is responsible for case management, home health, hospice and palliative care, quality improvement,... Read more
Stephanie LaPierre, MBA, BSN, RN, CPHQ, LSSBB, joined Saint Francis Medical Center in 2016 in a newly created role of Chief Performance Improvement Officer (CPIO).
In this role, LaPierre drives improvements through cross-functional team and process improvements. As a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, she also leads... Read more
David Prather, CPA joined Saint Francis in 1995, having previously worked for Kerber, Eck & Braeckel and Baird, Kurtz, & Dobson. He was named Chief Financial Officer in December 2017, after serving as the Healthcare System's Controller, managing various financial duties.
Prather earned a Bachelor of Science... Read more
Lori Sturgill is the Chief Information Officer for Saint Francis Healthcare System where she is responsible for directing Saint Francis' IT strategy and operations, and serves as a member of the Executive Team.
Sturgill joined Saint Francis in September of 2018. She previously served as the... Read more
Julie Woodruff, RN, BSN, joined Saint Francis Medical Center in 1998 and served as Operating Room Manager before being named Surgical Services Director in 2016. She was named Chief Nursing Officer in December 2017.
In this role, Woodruff is responsible for the standards of patient care and... Read more
Jason Bandermann, MBA, is Vice President - Operations Saint Francis Medical Partners (SFMP) Northeast.
Bandermann joined Saint Francis Healthcare System in 2007 as a referral services manager for Services to Business. He served as practice manager for Cape Diabetes and Endocrinology prior to becoming director of Ambulatory... Read more
Alex Ogburn, MBA, is Vice President of Saint Francis Medical Partners. He is responsible for Saint Francis Healthcare System's Clinically Integrated Network, Accountable Care Organization and continued work with the provider network, Saint Francis Medical Partners.
Ogburn joined Saint Francis Medical Center in 2004 as a Referral... Read more
Gerry Salter, MBA, PT, joined Saint Francis Medical Center in 1995, serving as the Director of Orthopedics from 2006 to 2015, and responsible for the operations of a 13-department strategic business unit that included orthopedics, acute inpatient rehabilitation, inpatient therapy, psychology, outpatient therapy and concussion clinic.... Read more
Christy Shawan is Vice President – Operations Saint Francis Medical Partners (SFMP) Southwest.
Shawan joined Saint Francis in March 2019. In this role, Shawan focuses on Saint Francis Healthcare System's Black River Medical Center (Lab, Radiology, Outpatient Center), Kneibert Clinic, Northwest Medical Center – Operations, Physicians Park... Read more
Debby Sprandel, RN, BSN, MSN, MBA-HA is Vice President of Ambulatory Nursing and is responsible for outpatient nursing enterprises for the Healthcare System.
Sprandel joined Saint Francis in 1984 and has been a Registered Nurse, Patient Care Manager of Progressive Care and Intensive Care Units,... Read more
James "Jimmy" Wilferth joined Saint Francis in 2014 as Executive Director of the Saint Francis Healthcare System Foundation. In that role, he is responsible for leading the Foundation's community outreach and fundraising efforts, which help fund financial assistance programs for individuals in need of healthcare and... Read more
Jim Lawrence, MBA, RN, joined Saint Francis in 1992 as a nurse. In 2001, he worked to establish the first Wound Healing Center at Saint Francis Medical Center. He served as director of that clinic until 2004, when he worked with Alex Ogburn, MBA to establish... Read more