St. Luke's Hospital names new CEO: 8 things to know

St. Luke's Hospital in Columbus, N.C., has named James B. "Jim" Bross CEO.

Here are eight things to know about Mr. Bross.

1. He has 32 years of hospital and health plan executive management and healthcare consulting experience.

2. Most recently, he was CEO of Mission Health System's affiliate, Angel Medical Center, in Franklin, N.C., where he served for three years.

3. At AMC, which, like St. Luke's, is a federally designated critical access hospital, Mr. Bross successfully significantly impacted the hospital's growth in clinical programs, market share and operating margin, hospital officials said.

4. Prior to AMC, Mr. Bross was responsible for business development, client service and delivery and staff coordination as the senior director of client service for Applied Revenue Analytics, based in Temple, Texas.

5. He also previously served Rutherford Hospital in Rutherfordton, N.C., from August 1991 to 2010 in financial management as CFO and later as senior vice president and COO, vice president of operations.

6. In his new role at St. Luke's, he succeeds Ken Shull, who announced in March that he would retire.

7. Mr. Bross' first day at St. Luke's is set for July 25. The week before, Mr. Bross will be immersed in orientation with Carolinas HealthCare System in Charlotte, N.C., which provides management and contracting assistance to St. Luke's.

8. In a prepared statement, Mr. Bross said "getting to know and understand the community" will be his first priority.


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