CHE Trinity Health announced today that Brian Dietz, FACHE, will continue
as president and chief executive officer of Saint Francis Healthcare,
Wilmington, Del., following eight months of interim leadership in this role.
Dietz brings more than 35 years of health care management experience in
meeting quality and financial objectives to his position and a leadership
approach that focuses on quality outcomes, employee and physician relations,
supply and expense management and strategic planning for growth.
“Brian has established physician partnerships that support quality
patient care as a high priority for Saint Francis,” said H. Ray
Welch Jr., senior vice president, ministry operations, CHE Trinity Health.
“We look forward to continued progress in engaging the medical staff
and key stakeholders in the development and implementation of plans that
are aligned with core strategies.”
“I am pleased to report the Board of Directors was unanimous in its
endorsement of Brian as the president and CEO,” said Dennis Salter,
Saint Francis board chairperson. “We are very delighted with the
progress Saint Francis has made under Brian’s enthusiastic leadership
as interim CEO and we look forward to continued success now that he is
a permanent member of the Saint Francis family.”
“I was eager to accept the offer from CHE Trinity and the Saint Francis
Board because in the past eight months I have been thoroughly impressed
with the positive attitude and compassionate spirit of each and every
colleague here,” said Dietz. “Together with our physician
partners, we are working on creating a healthy future for Wilmington,
for all of Delaware.”
When Dietz became interim president and CEO in May, he was cited by CHE
Trinity for his strong track record of building partnerships and strengthening
collaborations with clinicians. Under Dietz’s leadership, Saint
Francis Healthcare has enhanced its cardiology service, entered into strategic
alliances with various physician groups, such as the Mid-Atlantic G.I.
Consultants and Surgeons for Emergency Care, and formed partnerships to
make top specialists available to Delawareans, as with its affiliation
with The Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson.
“Building on our many recent successes, we can say with certainty
we will have many exciting and important announcements to make in coming
months,” promised Dietz. “At the same time, I look forward
to celebrating Saint Francis’ 90 years of service in the community.
It is energizing to join an organization that exemplifies such a dedicated
and rich history in Delaware.”
Dietz earned his Master of Science in hospital administration from The
George Washington University and his Bachelor of Science in sociology
with an emphasis in clinical social work from Frostburg State University.
As a consultant to the health care industry for many years, his expertise
spans many areas, including health care administration, physician practice
management, health care information technology and revenue cycle management.
He is married with two children and is a native of Baltimore.