Administrators

Maryann Reese, RN, MHA, DHA, FACHE

Maryann Reese - CEO, Saint Francis Healthcare System

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 ...
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James L. Burke, Esq.

James L. Burke, Esq.

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 ...
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Thomas S. Diemer, MD

Dr. Thomas Diemer, MD

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 ...
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Stephanie LaPierre, MBA, BSN, RN, CPHQ, LSSBB

Stephanie LaPierre, MBA, BSN, RN, CPHQ, LSSBB

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 ...
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Jim Lawrence, RN, MBA

Jim Lawrence - Director of Mission

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 to establish ...
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Lori Sturgill

Lori Sturgill, CIO

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 ...
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Alex Ogburn, MBA

Alex Ogburn, MBA, is Vice President — Ambulatory Services and is responsible for outpatient physician enterprises for the Healthcare System. Ogburn joined Saint Francis Medical Center in 2004 as a Referral Services Manager and later served as Director of Occupational Medicine and Ambulatory Services. Previously, Ogburn was ...
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David Prather, CPA

David Prather, CPA

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 ...
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Gerry Salter, MBA, PT, ATC, CSCS

Gerry Salter, MBA, PT, ATC, CSCS, 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 ...
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Debby Sprandel, RN, BSN, MSN, MBA-HA

Debby Sprandel, RN, BSN, MSN, MBA-HA

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 ...
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Jimmy Wilferth

Jimmy Wilferth - Vice President, Saint Francis Healthcare System Foundation

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 ...
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Julie Woodruff, RN, BSN

Julie Woodruff, RN, BSN

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 ...
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