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Stephen Lunn named new CEO of Porter Health Care System

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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 at Knoxville.

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 on staff.


Posted 2/27/2014




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