Saint Johns Magazine Winter 2014

December 01, 2014

Letter from the Chair

In September we welcomed our new chief executive, Marcel Loh. I represented the Foundation as a member of the search committee, and in this appointment I feel we have concluded a two-year journey that began with the transfer of the Health Center from our former sponsor, the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth, to our new sponsor, Providence Health & Services.

The naming of a permanent chief executive completes a challenging era for Saint John’s Health Center-but one that saw us unite and become ever stronger and devoted to our mission. I’m looking forward to working with Marcel. He understands the complexity of the health care environment and can partner with us to help realize the Health Center and Foundation’s joint initiatives.

As we wrap up 2014, I’m optimistic that the philanthropy that transformed our hospital into one of the nation’s finest will continue with renewed vigor. We have many exciting ideas and plans for the future of the Health Center-plans that rely on philanthropic support. We depend on the generosity of donors who understand that additional funding is needed to further develop our campus, offer innovative programs that serve the needs of our community, and recruit and retain outstanding physicians.

In December we welcomed eight new trustees to our ranks at our annual Trustee Meeting and Dinner. Our trustees and generous donors will make it possible for us to reach the next level of excellence. Thank you for your continued support, friendship and loyalty.

John M. Robertson, MD
Chair, Saint John's Health Center
Foundation Board of Trustees


Download full publication