Jeremy Bradford named as President, SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital

April 11, 2019

MT. VERNON, IL (March 29, 2019) – Jeremy Bradford has been appointed to the position of President, SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital-Mt. Vernon. Prior to his newly-appointed role, Mr. Bradford had been serving as Interim President of SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital since January 21, 2019.

Bradford possesses more than 19 years of health care executive leadership experience and is excited to lead Good Samaritan Hospital in its service to Mt. Vernon and surrounding communities. “I am extremely excited to serve the community through my new role as President of Good Samaritan Hospital. I look forward to partnering with our physicians, providers, staff, volunteers and boards to further the mission of the organization,” Bradford said.

Mr. Bradford originally joined SSM Health in Southern Illinois as Regional Vice President of Operations in March 2018 – which, among other duties, included assisting in day-to-day operational leadership of SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital and SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital-Centralia.

Immediately before his tenure began with SSM Health, Mr. Bradford served as the Senior Vice President of Operations and President of North Brevard Medical Support, Inc., for Parrish Healthcare in Titusville, FL. Prior to that, he also held the positions of Vice President of Operations, Outpatient Services and Business Development, as well as Vice President of Ambulatory Services for Parrish Healthcare dating back to August 2013. Mr. Bradford has also served in executive leadership positions in hospitals and ancillary service providers throughout Kentucky.

Collectively, Bradford’s senior leadership experience within different sectors of health care has encompassed clinical and non-clinical areas including: ambulatory and ancillary services; business development; hospice and palliative care; hospital and clinic operations; long term care and rehabilitation services; and physician practice management.

Kerry Swanson, Regional President, SSM Health in Southern Illinois, says Bradford has demonstrated executive leadership through an exemplary display of accessibility both inside the hospital as well as in the southern Illinois region. “Jeremy’s visibility throughout Good Samaritan Hospital has enabled him to strengthen relationships and connections with physicians, providers, and staff in every department,” Swanson said. “Jeremy has a deep commitment to our health care ministry to ensure that Good Samaritan Hospital provides an exceptional experience and exceptional value to everyone.”

About SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital – Mt. Vernon
SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital – Mt. Vernon, operating in partnership with the Felician Sisters, is a 134-bed hospital with the only open heart surgery program in the region, has two robots for minimally invasive surgery, a comprehensive neurosciences program, and a pediatric emergency and NICU telemedicine program operated in conjunction with the physicians at SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital in St. Louis, Mo. In 2016, SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital was named a “Best Hospital” by US News and World Report for treatment of congestive heart failure. In recent years, Healthgrades has presented SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital with the Patient Safety Excellence Award, Outstanding Patient Experience Award, and the Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence.

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About SSM Health
SSM Health is a Catholic, not-for-profit health system serving the comprehensive health needs of communities across the Midwest through a robust and fully integrated health care delivery system. The organization’s more than 40,000 employees and 10,000 providers are committed to providing exceptional health care services and revealing God’s healing presence to everyone they serve.

With care delivery sites in Illinois, Missouri, Oklahoma and Wisconsin, SSM Health includes 24 hospitals, more than 300 physician offices and other outpatient and virtual care services, 10 post-acute facilities, comprehensive home care and hospice services, a pharmacy benefit company, a health insurance company and an accountable care organization. It is one of the largest employers in every community it serves.

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