Saint Joseph Health System Announces New CEO

The board of directors at Saint Joseph Health System (SJHS), a non-profit healthcare system in Indiana, announced Chad W. Towner as the CEO of SJHS. He will begin his new role Oct. 14.

According to a news release from SJHS, Towner began his healthcare career as a physical therapist for Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. He went on to serve in executive leadership roles in both acute and ambulatory settings for the past 20 years.

“It is with great honor that I have been called to serve the rich heritage of the Sisters of Holy Cross, Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ, and the talented team of physicians and colleagues who have dedicated their lives to the health and well-being of the community,” Towner said. “I am humbled to take on this role for Saint Joseph Health System.”

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Most recently, Towner was the CEO of Dupont Hospital, a 131-bed facility in Fort Wayne. Under Towner’s leadership, the hospital set new standards of excellence in quality care, operations and patient satisfaction.

He served on the Lutheran Health Network (LHN) CEO council, which represents eight LHN hospitals and more than 7,000 employees region-wide, and provided system leadership as the chairman for several committees including: LHN Innovations, Perinatal, Physician Hospital Integration, and the Leadership Development Institute.

SJHS offers acute-based hospital care and post-acute services including: community wellness, physical rehabilitation, home care, physician clinics, outpatient services, independent and assisted senior living, memory care and affordable senior apartments.