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Sean Dardeau is new CEO of Porter Health Care System

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Porter Health Care System has named Sean T. Dardeau its new CEO. According to a statement released today, the Board of Trustees has appointed Dardeau both the CEO of Porter Health Care System and the Market CEO for Northwest Indiana. Dardeau begins his new position on Monday, Feb. 5.

Dardeau will oversee operations for Porter Health Care System and--as Market CEO--will work in collaboration with Ashley Dickinson, CEO of LaPorte Hospital and Starke Hospital, to coordinate care and services for the region.

“Sean is a seasoned healthcare leader with nearly 25 years of experience, and proven leadership in strengthening care coordination, operations, and medical staff relations at hospital systems large and small,” said Jac Cooper, chair of Porter Health Care System’s Board of Trustees. “We are pleased to welcome him to the community.”

Dardeau, for his part, said that he was drawn to Northwest Indiana by the people. “When we arrived [for my interview] the whole family was impressed with the community, its people, and the surrounding opportunities both in and outdoors. What sealed the deal for me were the people I met at the hospitals. The boards and medical staffs and directors made an impression on me. It was clear to me they wanted leadership that would protect the community asset they had already built in all three communities. The leadership teams at these hospitals are focused on the future and the long term welfare of the communities they serve. I am honored they have selected me for their team.”

Dardeau comes to Porter from South Carolina, where he has served as Market CEO for Mary Black Health System, a network of two independent hospitals in Spartanburg and Gaffney. He was promoted to this role in June of last year after serving as CEO Mary Black-Spartanburg since early 2014.

Dardeau has also worked in communities across the Southeast, supporting hospitals and physician clinics in Alabama, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia. He has experience in rural acute care hospitals and large urban tertiary hospital operations. He has demonstrated physician recruiting success and network expansion in his previous healthcare work.

Dardeau earned his bachelor's degree in economics and business administration from King College in Bristol, Tenn., and his master's degree in business administration from Averett College in Danville, Va.

Dardeau has been active in the Rotary Club of Spartanburg, served on the advisory board of directors for Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine-Carolinas Campus, and on the boards of the South Carolina Hospital Association, and Upstate Employers Network of Spartanburg.




Posted 1/11/2018




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