Will also serve as Lexington market leader
LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 24, 2015) — Bruce Tassin has been named the new president of Saint Joseph Hospital and the new Lexington market leader for KentuckyOne Health.
Tassin, who has 25 years of experience in hospital and health system administration, joins KentuckyOne Health from Christus Health Systems, a multi-state faith-based health system where he served a variety of roles throughout his career.
“Strong, stable leadership is critical for KentuckyOne Health as we deliver on our vision to bring wellness, healing and hope to all,” said Ruth Brinkley, president and CEO of KentuckyOne Health. “Bruce brings not only a deep leadership background, he has a legacy of commitment to a hospital and community. We look forward to seeing his passion for leadership development, quality care and community service truly make a difference in Saint Joseph Hospital and across the Lexington market.”
Tassin will be responsible for the implementation and engagement of the ongoing strategic plan for the facility, leading clinical and administrative teams to deliver safe, high quality care with compassion and respect. He will also handle implementation of the broader Lexington Market Strategy, impacting a range of KentuckyOne Health facilities across Eastern Kentucky.
“I am extremely pleased to join Saint Joseph Hospital and KentuckyOne Health to shape and execute a long-term strategy of excellence in health care,” Tassin said. “There is a proud legacy across the organization, along with a passion at all levels to improve care in the community. I am honored to help the local teams deliver this passion through quality care and guide this high-performing system.”
In his most recent position as president & chief executive officer of St. Vincent Regional Medical Center in Santa Fe, N.M. Tassin oversaw the creation and execution of a multi-year strategic plan focused on quality, innovative care, physician, employee, and board member integration, as well as financial growth.
A Louisiana native, he earned both a B.S. and M.B.A. from Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, La. Bruce is relocating to Lexington from New Mexico with his family and will begin his role on Nov. 9.