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Published on March 16, 2016

St. Vincent’s names new Clay president

By Clay Today

St. Vincent’s Medical Center Clay County has a new president to take over from Blain Claypool who was promoted within the company last year.

James P. Machado comes to the new role of president after having served in various positions for Community Health Systems Inc., including chief financial officer, chief operating officer and most recently chief executive officer. Prior to serving with Community Health Systems, Machado served as an officer in the U.S. Air Force.

“As a former Air Force Officer, James brings decades of proven military and civilian leadership experience to the St. Vincent’s family,” said Claypool, president of Acute Care at St. Vincent’s HealthCare. “James and his family will quickly integrate into the fabric of Clay County and continue to grow our ministry that is so deeply rooted into the lives of our friends and neighbors. We are excited for the Clay County community to get to know him and his wife, Katherine, welcoming them to the Clay family.”

Machado received his bachelor’s degree from Westfield State College and his MBA from Western New England College, both in Massachusetts. While in the Air Force, Machado primarily worked in the healthcare field.

“My career both inside and outside of the military has helped me hone my leadership skills and provided me with a breadth of experience that will no doubt help me as I serve my new neighbors,” said Machado. “St. Vincent’s is such an impressive organization and there is so much positive momentum at St. Vincent’s Clay County. I can’t wait put down some roots and get to work.”

Machado will begin his duties at St. Vincent’s Clay on April 4.

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