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John G. Hill Named President and CEO of Bozeman Health


Bozeman, MT--The Bozeman Health Board of Directors is pleased to announce the selection of John G. Hill as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Bozeman Health system. Hill is expected to assume the post on Aug. 1, 2016.

According to Julie Jackson, Chair of Bozeman Health Board of Directors, “Bozeman Health has evolved over the past decade to advance its mission and vision for the benefit of our rapidly growing population. John is an experienced healthcare leader and innovator who brings the requisite executive acumen and industry expertise to lead our organization and to shape and execute the strategic vision established by the board. John has an understanding and appreciation of the entire healthcare continuum, along with strategies for optimizing each segment of our business to improve community health and quality of life.”

Hill has more than 20 years of experience as a healthcare executive. He served most recently as Senior Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of the PeaceHealth Oregon West Network, where he oversaw operations at four hospitals, including the flagship PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend in Springfield, Oregon. Under Mr. Hill’s leadership, Sacred Heart at RiverBend made significant gains in quality and patient safety outcomes in the tertiary care hospital and physician practice setting and rose to become the preeminent regional referral center in the area. Before joining PeaceHealth, Hill spent five years as President and CEO of The Medical Center of Aurora and Centennial Medical Plaza near Denver, Colorado where the 346-bed acute-care hospital was recognized for innovation, effectiveness and quality care. He previously served as Chief Operating Officer at Medical City Dallas hospital, a 704-bed tertiary acute-care facility. Hill holds a Bachelor of Science and Master of Business Administration degrees both from Northern Arizona University. Additionally, he completed the HCA Executive Development Program in Nashville, Tennessee, and earned an Executive Certificate in Healthcare Administration from the Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania. He is a Fellow in the American College of Health Care Executives, and has extensive experience in recruiting, retaining, and developing high-performing leadership teams, governance boards, and physician leadership groups.

“I look forward to serving as a member of the Bozeman Health team of dedicated leaders, caregivers and providers,” states Hill. “Bozeman Health is doing amazing work developing the care continuum, with new ambulatory access points in Bozeman and Belgrade, and a beautiful new medical center in Big Sky. The entire organization is dedicated to excellence and understands its long standing heritage of caring for members of the community in the very best possible way, and I’m excited about the momentum and vision they’ve demonstrated. Bozeman Health is committed to improving health and wellness in its regional service area through the expansion and continued integration of a healthcare delivery system focused on the needs of the communities it serves,” he said.

Hill was selected through a nation-wide search and succeeds David Chen, MD and Gordon Davidson who have been serving as interim dyad President and CEO. Dr. Chen will retain his position as Chief Medical Officer, and Davidson will remain as Chief Financial Officer, a position he has held for more than 30

years. “I am pleased that John has agreed to lead our organization,” said Davidson. “He has depth of experience in operational excellence, which will be instrumental as we embrace the future delivery of healthcare.”

“Bozeman Health has a tremendous legacy of providing the highest in quality, safe, and compassionate care to our patients across the Gallatin Valley,” states Dr. David Chen, CMO, “and we anticipate that John will add executive bench strength to lead enhancement of our patient focused initiatives.”

As Bozeman Health faces an ever-changing local, regional and national health care environment, breadth and depth of leadership experience is key to success. Added Jackson, “John has exposure to diverse markets – rural and urban, nonprofit and for profit – in four different states which will bring additional innovation and insight to our experienced executive leadership team.”

In embracing his new role, Hill shares Bozeman Health’s passion for improving community health and quality of life. “Thanks to ongoing economic development, an emerging tech industry and bountiful recreational opportunities, Bozeman and the greater Gallatin Valley region are well positioned for expected growth, and I look forward to leading a cornerstone healthcare system that has continually evolved with this community growth for over a century.”

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