Lou Hochheiser, Chief Executive Officer

Lou HochheiserLouis I. Hochheiser, MD is the Chief Executive Officer of St. John's Medical Center. Dr. Hochheiser, a Teton County, WY resident, is a family physician with extensive healthcare leadership experience.

As the former Chief Medical Leader for a Fortune 100 healthcare insurance and services company, Dr. Hochheiser oversaw the work of a large team of physicians and clinical policy staff located throughout the country. Prior to that, Dr. Hochheiser was chair of the Departments of Family Medicine at Brown University and at the University of Vermont. He has also provided advice and expert counsel nationally to organizations across the health care spectrum,including hospitals and agencies focused on mental health, wellness and prevention.

John Kren, Vice President for Finance and Administration

John KrenJohn J. Kren has served as Chief Financial Officer at St. John's since June 2009, providing the organization with financial performance leadership from both an operational and strategic perspective. Mr. Kren is also responsible for the organization’s Accounting, Revenue Cycle, Internal Audit, and Materials Management functions.

Mr.Kren has served St. John’s Medical Center for eight years where he has held a variety of senior management positions including Finance Director/Controller, Operations Officer, and Compliance Officer. Prior to being recruited to St. John’s Medical Center, Mr. Kren served at Central DuPage Health in Chicago, IL, as an Administrative Resident, followed by roles in Accounting, Finance, and Compliance. He has also had an extensive entrepreneurial background.

Mr. Kren holds both a Bachelor of Science and Master of Business Administration from the University of Alabama each with dual concentrations in Accountancy and Finance. He also holds a Masters in Healthcare Administration from the University of Alabama Birmingham with joint study at the University of Chicago. Mr. Kren is also a member of the Healthcare Financial Management Association and the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Lynn Kirman, Chief Nursing Officer

Lynn KirmanLynn Kirman is Chief Nursing Officer, serving since September 2010. She provides administrative leadership for Inpatient Nursing services (Primary Care Unit, ICU, and Obstetrics), Emergency Department services, Oncology services, Home Based services and Hospice, Surgical services, Pharmacy, Quality Improvement, and Nutrition Services.

Before joining St. John’s Medical Center, Ms. Kirman was Vice President - Nursing and Director of Emergency Services at Glendale Adventist Medical Center. She also served as Director – Medical/Surgical Services. Prior to her time at Glendale, she served as Educator – Rehabilitation/Medical/Surgical for USC University Hospital.

Ms. Kirman earned her ADN at Pasadena City College and her BSN/PHN at University of Phoenix. She received her MHA at University of La Verne.

Karen Connelly, Chief Communications Officer

Karen ConnellyKaren Connelly is Chief Communications Officer. She provides leadership for St. John's marketing, communications and community relations programs. She serves as media liaison for St. John's Medical Center and affiliatied physician clinics.

Before joining St. John's Medical Center, Ms. Connelly was marketing director for the Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce and the Jackson Hole Visitors Council lodging tax board.

She earned her BA in Economics at St. Lawrence University and a MBA from Clarkson University. She serves on the board of directors of the Jackson Hole Community Counseling Center and El Puente.

John Goettler, St. John's Hospital Foundation President

Karen ConnellyJohn Goettler is President of the St. John’s Hospital Foundation. Established in 1999 as a separate non-profit organization, the St. John’s Hospital Foundation’s mission is to broaden the community’s understanding of and support for St. John’s Medical Center.

Prior to joining the Foundation in 2013, John served as the President of Goettler Associates, Inc., a full-service fund-raising consulting firm based in Columbus, Ohio. John holds a BA in Economics from Indiana University, and is a Certified Fund-Raising Executive as issued by the Association of Fund-Raising Professionals.