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Chesterfield, Mo., March 13, 2023 - St. Luke's Hospital has hired Scott B. Johnson as the healthcare network's new chief strategy officer (CSO). Joining St. Luke's executive leadership team, Mr. Johnson will be responsible for driving business opportunities to assure the health system's continued growth.

Mr. Johnson brings more than 30 years of experience in the healthcare field to the St. Luke's CSO role, most recently serving as group vice president, strategy and business development for CHRISTUS Health, a nonprofit, faith-based health system headquartered in Irving, Texas. While at CHRISTUS, he led strategy development and had operational responsibilities for the health system's markets in Louisiana and Southeast Texas.

Prior to CHRISTUS Health, Mr. Johnson held leadership positions in strategy and business development, marketing, and public relations with health systems in Tennessee and Kentucky. He earned his master's degree in organizational communications from Murray State University in Kentucky, and his bachelor's degree in public relations from East Tennessee State University.

Andrew Bagnall, St. Luke's President, and Chief Executive Officer conveyed his enthusiasm for Scott Johnson joining the health system's executive leadership team stating, "Scott's career accomplishments in business development, strategy, and marketing are a perfect fit for our organization. His leadership and expertise will be great strengths in accelerating St. Luke's current growth strategies and shaping future opportunities."

Mr. Johnson will begin work in his new role with St. Luke's on March 13.

Contact: Kelly Webb-Little
Phone: 314-576-2376
Cell: 314-614-9580

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 providing 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 high quality and safe care, consistently earning high patient satisfaction scores. In St. Louis, St. Luke's is the exclusive alliance provider for the nation's No. 1 heart hospital, the Cleveland Clinic Heart, Vascular and Thoracic Institute.