St. John's Medical Center (SJMC), Jackson, WY, announced today that
its Board of Trustees has appointed Paul Beaupré, MD, as CEO, effective
this summer. Currently chief executive officer at Good Samaritan Hospital
in San Jose, CA, Dr. Beaupré will succeed Lou Hochheiser, MD, who
will retire after serving as CEO since July 2012.
"Paul Beaupré is a proven leader with a distinguished record
of accomplishment and dedication to improving health care," said
SJMC Board Chair Michael Tennican. "He landed solidly at the top
of a field of exceptionally well-qualified candidates due to his focus
on patient care."
As a practicing anesthesiologist at Good Samaritan Hospital, Dr. Beaupré
was extensively involved with medical staff leadership, serving as Chair
of the Credentialing Committee, Chief of Staff, and Chairman of the Board
of Trustees. In 2004, he joined the hospital administration team as Chief
Medical Officer, and later assumed the role of Chief Operating Officer.
Dr. Beaupré has served as Chief Executive Officer of Good Samaritan
Hospital since 2010. Upon taking the helm, Dr. Beaupré launched
the Journey to Excellence strategy that is based on the premise: Take
Great Care of Patients and Everything Else Will Take Care of Itself. Under
his leadership, Good Samaritan Hospital has become nationally recognized
for quality measures and patient safety.
Dr. Beaupré graduated from University of Pennsylvania Medical School,
Philadelphia, PA. He completed medical residencies in Internal Medicine
and Anesthesiology at University of California, San Francisco.
"I am thrilled to have this opportunity to work with the Trustees,
executive team, physicians and staff, and all hospital partners to build
on the significant strengths of St. John's Medical Center," said
Beaupré. "I look forward to developing a deep understanding
of the unique needs and opportunities for health care excellence in Jackson
Beaupré replaces CEO Lou Hochheiser, MD, who led St. John’s
Medical Center to a new level of excellence in patient care, financial
stability and community service. Hochheiser will continue to serve as
CEO until Dr. Beaupré completes his current responsibilities and
relocates to Teton County this summer. “I am committed to helping
with a smooth and successful transition,” said Hochheiser. “As
a new retiree living in Jackson Hole, a healthy St. John’s Medical
Center will continue to be very important to me.”
As the sole community hospital for Teton County, WY, St. John's Medical
Center also provides essential health services to residents of several
regional communities that have limited access to medical care. In addition
to the acute care hospital, St. John's Medical Center operates nine
primary care and physician specialty practices, a Living Center for long-
term care residents, and a robust community wellness program.
For more information, call chief communications officer Karen Connelly
at 739-7380 or email
ABOUT ST. JOHN’S MEDICAL CENTER
St. John's Medical Center in Jackson, Wyoming, offers patient-centered
clinical excellence and community wellness services through a full-service
hospital, primary care, and specialty physician practices, and a long-term
care Living Center.
ABOUT ST. JOHN’S HOSPITAL FOUNDATION
The mission of the St. John’s Hospital Foundation is to secure philanthropic
support to advance the mission and strategic objectives of St. John’s
Medical Center, including patient-centered clinical excellence and community wellness.