Ascension Saint Thomas promotes strategy chief to CEO

Nashville, Tenn.-based Ascension Saint Thomas has named Fahad Tahir president and CEO of the 12-hospital system, effective immediately. 

Mr. Tahir most recently served as the system's chief strategy officer and, before that, president and CEO of Ascension Saint Thomas Hospital Midtown and West campuses, which have more than 1,000 beds combined. 

Mr. Tahir will replace Tim Adams as president and CEO of Ascension Saint Thomas. After five years of leading the system, Mr. Adams is taking up the role of regional operating officer and senior vice president of Ascension, where he will oversee ministries in Alabama, Florida and Gulf Coast, Indiana, Kansas, Maryland, New York, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, and Washington, D.C.

Mr. Tahir's connection to Ascension dates back to 2003, when he held various roles in practice management with Ascension Columbia St. Mary's Milwaukee. He joined the Saint Thomas system in 2014 as CEO of its medical group, climbing the ranks to become CEO of Saint Thomas Hospital in 2018 and system chief strategy officer in 2020. 

Mr. Tahir has earned numerous accolades as a young and emerging leader in healthcare. He earned his bachelor's degree from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and master's degrees from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Loyola University Chicago Quinlan School of Business.

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