SSM Health is pleased to announce that John Sigsbury, MHA, has been named president of St. Mary’s Hospital in Centralia, Ill. St. Mary’s Hospital is a member of St. Mary’s Good Samaritan, Incorporated, a regional health system co-sponsored by SSM Health and Felician Services, Inc. Sigsbury will be responsible for ensuring quality health care services and the continued strength of the mission of St. Mary’s Hospital.
Sigsbury comes to St. Mary’s with significant health care leadership experience. He last served as president and chief executive officer of Emanuel Medical Center in Turlock, Calif, where he oversaw a 408-bed medical center with acute, skilled-nursing and assisted-living care. During his time at Emanuel, John implemented a medical staff development plan which led to the recruitment of more than 60 physicians. He oversaw significant growth, including construction of a critical care tower and Emanuel Cancer Center. He also developed a cardiovascular services division and recruited an experienced cardiovascular team.
Prior to Emanuel, Sigsbury served in various leadership roles at Frederick Memorial Healthcare System in Frederick, Md.; Delnor Community Health System in Geneva, Ill.; and St. Anthony’s Medical Center in St. Louis, Mo.
“John Sigsbury is a proven leader with the experience and skills necessary to carry on our healing mission in the region,” said Phil Gustafson, Regional President of Hospital Operations for SSM Health in Southern Illinois. “We’re looking forward to learning and growing with him as he steps into his new role.”
Sigsbury is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives. He received his master of hospital and health care administration degree from Saint Louis University and his bachelor of science in biology from Wheaton College in Illinois.
Sigsbury replaces Bruce Merrell, who retired in October. His first day with St. Mary’s Hospital is January 26, 2015.
About St. Mary’s Good Samaritan, Incorporated
St. Mary’s Good Samaritan, Incorporated (SMGSI) was created in 1996 through a unique and visionary joint operating agreement between SSM Health and Felician Services, Inc. (FSI) of Chicago. SMGSI is a Catholic, not-for-profit corporation pursuing a vision to create a comprehensive, regional health care enterprise covering a nine county area in South Central Illinois. SMGSI is comprised of two hospitals, St. Mary’s Hospital in Centralia and Good Samaritan Regional Health Center in Mt. Vernon, SMGS Medical Group, and home health services provided through SSM Health at Home.