Jason Rounds becomes Christus St. Michael Health System's permanent president: 5 takeaways

Irving, Texas-based Christus Health appointed Jason Rounds permanent president of Texarkana, Texas-based Christus St. Michael Health System, according to a Texarkana Gazette report.

Here are five takeaways:

1. Mr. Rounds has served as interim president since September.

2. He joined Christus St. Michael in 2011, after serving as regional vice president at Christus Shreveport-Bossier Health System and administrator of Christus Highland Medical Center, both based in Shreveport, La.

3. Mr. Rounds 30-plus years of healthcare experience in New Mexico, Texas and Louisiana.

4. He holds an MBA from Centenary College, Frost School of Business in Shreveport.

5. He succeeds Chris Karam, who left to serve as senior vice president of group operations at Christus Health and president and CEO of Christus St. Francis Cabrini Health System in Alexandria, La.

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