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Christine Candio Announces Resignation

Chesterfield, Mo. , February 25, 2020
After five years of dedicated service focused on improving performance and sustaining the culture of St. Luke’s, Christine M. Candio, FACHE, has informed the Board of Directors that she is resigning her position as President and CEO of St. Luke’s Hospital, effective April 1, in order to move back to the East Coast to be closer to her family. 

Chris oversaw several important projects for the hospital including the acquisition and integration of St. Luke’s Des Peres Hospital and the implementation of the St. Luke’s Heart & Vascular Institute’s alliance with the Cleveland Clinic Heart, Vascular and Thoracic Institute.

“We are grateful for her service and leadership, and we wish her all the best in all future endeavors,” said Dan Stegmann, Board Chair of St. Luke’s Hospital.  

St. Luke’s leadership will now begin a national search for the best person to fill the role of President and CEO. St. Luke’s is committed to a smooth and seamless transition for its patients and staff through this process.

“We remain focused on the quality care our patients need and expect from St. Luke’s and on ensuring St. Luke’s continues to be a great place to work,” said Stegmann. “We are fortunate to have capable medical and executive leaders, and they will provide day to day leadership for the time being. St. Luke’s will remain an independent healthcare organization.”

About St. Luke's Hospital:
St. Luke's Hospital is an independent, nonprofit healthcare provider committed to improving the quality of life for its patients and the community. Since its founding in 1866, St. Luke's has grown from a single hospital location to an advanced network of care. It provides personalized healthcare services in over 60 specialty areas at its 493-bed hospital in Chesterfield, Mo. and 143-bed St. Luke's Des Peres Hospital. It also offers more than 30 other locations across the greater St. Louis area, bringing quality healthcare services close to home. St. Luke's is nationally-recognized for quality care and consistently earns high patient satisfaction scores. In St. Louis, St. Luke's is the exclusive alliance provider for the nation's No. 1 heart hospital, Cleveland Clinic's Heart & Vascular Institute.


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