St. Joseph's Hospital CEO to retire: 4 things to know

Sue Johnson-Phillippe, president and CEO of St. Joseph's Hospital in Buckhannon, W. Va., is retiring.  

Here are four things to know about Ms. Johnson-Phillippe.

1. Ms. Johnson-Phillippe began her role as interim CEO of St. Joseph's Hospital in July of 2008, becoming the permanent CEO in November of that year.  

2. As the leader of St. Joseph's, Ms. Johnson-Phillippe recruited physicians needed to serve the community including a cardiologist, urologist, internal medicine specialist, obstetrics/gynecologists and family physicians. She also led the conversion of the hospital to critical access status, and opened a skilled nursing facility and created the Pallottine Care Unit, an end-of-life suite located within the hospital.  Additionally, she  established a relationship with West Virginia University in Morgantown to staff the hospital's emergency department with WVU physicians.

3. During her tenure, the hospital's nursing care facility was named one of the "Best in the State" by U. S. News and World Report for the fifth time in 2014, and the hospital was recognized as one of "America's Best Hospitals for Emergency Care" by the Women's Choice Award in 2014 and 2015. 

4. Outside of the hospital, Ms. Johnson-Phillippe also served as chairwoman of the West Virginia Hospital Association and with the State and Regional Trauma Emergency Institute.  In her capacity as Chair of WVHA, she was recently appointed by the West Virginia Secretary of Health and Human Resources to serve on the State Innovation Model Steering Committee.


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