St. John’s Medical Center (SJMC), Jackson, WY, announced today that its Board of Trustees has appointed Paul Beaupré, MD, as CEO, effective this summer. Currently chief executive officer at Good Samaritan Hospital in San Jose, CA, Dr. Beaupré will succeed Lou Hochheiser, MD, who will retire after serving as CEO since July 2012.
“Paul Beaupré is a proven leader with a distinguished record of accomplishment and dedication to improving health care,” said SJMC Board Chair Michael Tennican. “He landed solidly at the top of a field of exceptionally well-qualified candidates due to his focus on patient care.”
As a practicing anesthesiologist at Good Samaritan Hospital, Dr. Beaupré was extensively involved with medical staff leadership, serving as Chair of the Credentialing Committee, Chief of Staff, and Chairman of the Board of Trustees. In 2004, he joined the hospital administration team as Chief Medical Officer, and later assumed the role of Chief Operating Officer. Dr. Beaupré has served as Chief Executive Officer of Good Samaritan Hospital since 2010. Upon taking the helm, Dr. Beaupré launched the Journey to Excellence strategy that is based on the premise: Take Great Care of Patients and Everything Else Will Take Care of Itself. Under his leadership, Good Samaritan Hospital has become nationally recognized for quality measures and patient safety.
Dr. Beaupré graduated from University of Pennsylvania Medical School, Philadelphia, PA. He completed medical residencies in Internal Medicine and Anesthesiology at University of California, San Francisco.
“I am thrilled to have this opportunity to work with the Trustees, executive team, physicians and staff, and all hospital partners to build on the significant strengths of St. John’s Medical Center,” said Beaupré. “I look forward to developing a deep understanding of the unique needs and opportunities for health care excellence in Jackson Hole, WY.”
Beaupré replaces CEO Lou Hochheiser, MD, who led St. John’s Medical Center to a new level of excellence in patient care, financial stability and community service. Hochheiser will continue to serve as CEO until Dr. Beaupré completes his current responsibilities and relocates to Teton County this summer. “I am committed to helping with a smooth and successful transition,” said Hochheiser. “As a new retiree living in Jackson Hole, a healthy St. John’s Medical Center will continue to be very important to me.”
As the sole community hospital for Teton County, WY, St. John’s Medical Center also provides essential health services to residents of several regional communities that have limited access to medical care. In addition to the acute care hospital, St. John’s Medical Center operates nine primary care and physician specialty practices, a Living Center for long- term care residents, and a robust community wellness program.