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Published on October 11, 2016

Schatzlein stepping down as president, CEO at St. Vincent’s HealthCare

By Chambers Williams, Florida Times-Union

Dr. Mike Schatzlein, president and CEO of Jacksonville’s St. Vincent’s HealthCare, will leave the position Dec. 31 after holding it since August 2015, the hospital’s parent said Tuesday.

Schatzlein, a thoracic and vascular surgeon who lives in Nashville, Tenn., also will step down as senior vice president of Nashville-based Ascension Healthcare, parent of St. Vincent’s, and as group ministry market executive for Ascension’s Tennessee and Indiana areas, Ascension said in an announcement.

He will continue to live in Nashville and will “concentrate on his work as chair of the Center for Medical Interoperability, incoming chair of the board of the United Way of Metro Nashville, and member of the … Capital CEO Council,” the statement said.

A search will begin for a new president and CEO for St. Vincent’s in Jacksonville, Ascension said. In the meantime, beginning Jan. 1, Tom VanOsdol, chief operating officer of Clinically Integrated Systems of Care for St. Vincent’s HealthCare, will serve as interim president and CEO.

At St. Vincent’s, Schatzlein assumed the president and CEO position to replace Moody Chisholm, who left in May 2015 to take a similar position in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Schatzlein previously served as president and CEO for Ascension’s Saint Thomas Health in Nashville from June 2010 through July 2015.

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