The Porter Health Care System (PHCS) has a new CEO.
Today its Board of Directors announced that Stephen Lunn will assume that
position, effective March 24.
“I look forward to joining the dedicated physicians, employees and
volunteers at Porter Health Care System and supporting their work to provide
the northwest Indiana community with high quality care,” Lunn said. “Porter
Health Care System is an important resource for this area. I’m honored to
join this hospital team.”
Lunn has more than 10 years of hospital leadership experience, PHCS said in
a statement released just before deadline. Since 2011, Lunn has served as
CEO of Heartland Regional Medical Center in Marion, Ill., working to
position the hospital as the provider of choice in Marion County.
“Under his leadership, Heartland Regional made improvements in patient care
by reaching its highest-ever quality scores,” the statement said. “The
hospital also recruited a record number of new physicians, acquired five
physician practices, and was recognized for increased physician and employee
satisfaction. Lunn’s achievements earned him the 2012 CEO Excellence in
Leadership Award from Community Health Systems.”
“We are delighted to name Stephen as Porter’s new CEO,” said Dave Rose,
chair of PHCS’s Board of Directors. “As an experienced healthcare executive,
Stephen has a thorough understanding of the transforming healthcare
marketplace. We look forward to his leadership to build upon Porter’s
mission of providing quality, patient-centered care and enhancing its role
as a vital asset in our community.”
Prior to Heartland Regional, Lunn was CEO of Moberly Regional Medical Center
in Missouri and CEO of Parkway Regional Hospital in Kentucky.
Lunn earned his MBA and bachelor’s degree from the University of Tennessee
Porter Health Care System has two hospital campuses and seven outpatient
facilities serving Porter, Lake, LaPorte, Starke, Newton and Jasper
counties, with more than 350 physicians representing 50 medical specialties