Chesterfield, Mo., April 1, 2022 -- Shane Cerone has informed the St. Luke’s Board of Directors of his resignation from the position of president and CEO of St. Luke’s Hospital. During his tenure, St. Luke’s continued to provide outstanding care to the community throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, while increasing physician involvement and partnership.
Expressing his appreciation and admiration for the organization, Mr. Cerone stated, “It has been a privilege to work with the fine team at St. Luke’s. I am inspired by the physicians and staff who make St. Luke’s such an exceptional place to receive and to provide care.”
“We respect and accept Shane’s decision to return to his home in Michigan,” said Board Chair David Price. “On behalf of the St. Luke’s family, we wish him well in his future endeavors and thank him for helping our team of caregivers throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.”
Gary Olson, former CEO at St. Luke’s, has agreed to return in an interim role starting on April 4 until a replacement can be hired through a national search. “We welcome Gary back to the organization,” continued Price. “His history and understanding of St. Luke’s will be an asset as we find a permanent successor. We are committed to ensuring that St. Luke’s continues to be the leading, independent healthcare provider in the St. Louis community and remains a great place to work for our outstanding team.”
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’shas grown from a single hospital location to an advanced network of care providing personalized healthcare services in more than 60 specialty areas at its 493-bed hospital in Chesterfield, Mo. and 143-bed St. Luke’s Des Peres Hospital. It also offers about 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. For more information, visit stlukes-stl.com/newsroom.
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