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James L. Burke, JD, CPA, MBA, LLM

Chief Administrative Officer & General Counsel

James L. Burke, Esq.

James “Jim” Burke joined Saint Francis Healthcare in 2017 as Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel.

Burke comes to Saint Francis from Mercy, where he served as Vice President and Regional General Counsel (Central Region), leading Mercy’s legal work for 21 hospitals, 151 clinic locations, four outpatient surgery centers, five urgent care and 10 convenient care centers, all of which employed nearly 20,000 people.

In his role at Saint Francis, Burke serves as the head of business operations for the Healthcare System, including work with the physician practices, hospital operations, various business development opportunities, the Human Resources department, the Legal/Risk departments, and the System’s newly formed Clinically Integrated Network. In addition, Burke serves as General Counsel for the Healthcare System.

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