Steward Health Care names new regional president

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Illustration: Infusion sack hangs on stand, usually used for intravenous therapy (IV). (source: Unsplash/Marcelo Leal)

US private network Steward Health Care named Brian Dunn as Regional President of Utah, according to a press statement issued late January. Headquartered in Dallas, Steward operates 36 hospitals in the US and the country of Malta.

Mr Dunn, a professional with more than three decades of health care experience, is replacing Michael Jensen, who has been serving as Utah’s interim Regional President since June. Mr Jensen will continue to serve as President of Davis Hospital & Medical Center.

Brian Dunn, Regional President of Utah

“I’m excited and humbled to take on the role as Steward’s Utah Regional President,” says Mr Dunn. “This is a community I have served for many years, and I look forward to building on the access to high quality and affordable health care Steward provides the greater Salt Lake region,” he adds.

Mr Dunn is transferring from private equity firm The Riverside Company, where he filled the position of an operating partner. Before Riverside, he was the CEO of Success Health and Executive Vice President for hospital operations at Promise Healthcare.

“It has been a great privilege to serve as the interim President for Steward in this important and thriving market. I look forward to continuing to serve the Wasatch Front at Davis Hospital and Medical Center,” says Mr Jensen. “We are pleased to welcome Brian back to the Steward family. He has served as an outstanding and respected leader in this community and his leadership experience will be invaluable to strengthening Steward’s presence here,” he adds.

Dunn earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Utah and his Master of Health Administration from Virginia Commonwealth University/Medical College of Virginia. Mr Dunn’s appointment is effective immediately. He will report to John Polanowicz Steward’s Chief Operating Officer.

In the Maltese archipelago, Steward Health Care has operations in two places; one in Malta’s Mater Dei and one in Gozo’s General Hospital.