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Published on November 13, 2015

St. Vincent Anderson CEO takes job in Florida

By The Herald Bulletin

Tom VanOsdol, who helped expand and improve medical services and hospital operations during his tenure as president of St. Vincent Anderson Regional Hospital, is moving on early next month.

Ascension Health executives announced Friday that VanOsdol has been named the new chief operating officer of Clinically Integrated Systems of Care for St. Vincent's HealthCare in Jacksonville, Fla.

In his new job, VanOsdol will work with a chief clinical officer in developing a regional clinically integrated systems of care, which is a key part of Ascension’s strategy to adapt to a changing health-care environment. He will also identify opportunities for growth.

“St. Vincent was blessed with Tom’s tenure as a servant leader in our hospital system and community,” Jonathan Nalli, CEO of St. Vincent, said in a prepared statement. “I want to thank him for his years of steadfast dedication and contributions to our health system. His years of service, commitment and leadership are to be commended.”

VanOsdol joined St. Vincent Anderson as a staff speech pathologist in 1990. He led numerous clinical and operational departments and programs. He served as vice president of operations and was named president in 2007. He became president of St. Vincent Northeast Region in 2011, which includes St. Vincent Anderson Regional, St. Vincent Mercy in Elwood, and St. Vincent Randolph in Winchester.

VanOsdol’s last day as president here will be Dec. 11. Mike Schroyer, chief operating officer of St. Vincent Heart Center, will become the top administrator on an interim basis.

“Anderson and our surrounding communities have benefited from Tom’s years of dedicated service and leadership,” said Osborne J. Morgan, St. Vincent Northeast Region board chair. “His servant leadership in our hospitals and community has been extraordinary."

He has truly made a difference and will be missed," Morgan added. "The board is looking forward to working with Mike Schroyer, who brings a multitude of experience that will continue to lead the St. Vincent Northeast Region.”

Also a leader outside of the hospital, VanOsdol has served the Anderson and Madison County communities on a variety of boards, committees and community-wide health improvement and leadership initiatives.

“Tom has been a great leader and visionary for the St. Vincent Anderson Regional Foundation," said its director, Nancy L. Anderson. "While under his guidance, the foundation conducted its largest and most successful capital campaign.

"I have also had the pleasure to work with him on many community projects and efforts. He will be truly missed. Tom is a great friend and I wish him the best in his new role.”

James Ault, who's worked with VanOsdol on the hospital's golf classic fundraiser for many years, as well as other community and hospital projects, said he's always been a joy to work with.

"He cares about people. He cares about the hospital, and he cares about the community," Ault said. We've been very fortunate in the kind of leadership the hospital has had over the years."

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