SSM Health makes 3 leadership appointments

St. Louis-based SSM Health announced three leadership changes.

Ellis Hawkins will step into the president role at SSM Health DePaul Hospital in Bridgeton, Mo. He most recently served as of president of SSM Health St. Clare Hospital in Fenton, Mo. Previously, he was senior vice president and COO of Phelps County Regional Medical Center in Rolla, Mo.

SSM Health named Tina Garrison president of St. Clare Hospital. She previously served as vice president of operations at DePaul Hospital. Ms. Garrison has worked at SSM Health for 18 years, initially serving as regional director of quality services at SSM Health St. Mary's Good Samaritan Hospital in Mt. Vernon, Ill.

Kelly Pearce, BSN, RN, will take over as vice president of operations at DePaul Hospital. He was vice president of operations at St. Clare Hospital. He formerly served as administrative director of nursing operations at St. Clare Hospital

All three leaders will begin their new roles immediately.

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