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BJC people to watch
Mar 2020

BJC people to watch

Here are some BJC HealthCare people who’ve earned significant recognition from publications, organizations or the community recently.

Peters-Lewis recognized for leadership by Modern Healthcare

Angelleen Peters-LewisAngelleen Peters-Lewis, Barnes-Jewish Hospital vice president of patient care service and chief nurse executive, was recognized by national health care publication Modern Healthcare as one of 2020’s “Minority Leaders to Watch.”

“Since arriving at BJC two years ago, Angelleen has brought a new level of professionalism and commitment to scholarship, diversity and belonging, and to serving the underserved populations in St. Louis,” says Denise Murphy, MPH, MSN, FAAN, BJC chief nurse executive. “She is an exceptional partner and mentor to me and many other leaders across our health system.”

In its ninth year, the biennial recognition program honors the top minority health care executives, who are influencing the policy and care delivery models across the United States. In doing so, they are also highlighting the continued need to nurture diversity in the country’s organizations.

Becker’s Healthcare names Lynch to “CMOs to Watch” list

Dr. John LynchJohn Lynch, MD, Barnes-Jewish Hospital chief medical officer, was named to the Becker’s Healthcare list of “100 hospital and health system chief medical officers to know” in 2020.

Dr. Lynch was appointed BJH CMO in 2009. He is a faculty member of Washington University School of Medicine and has been on staff at Barnes-Jewish since 1995.

Physician executives featured on Becker’s list are dedicated to strengthening their organizations through clinician leadership development, patient safety initiatives, health IT and quality improvement. As proven leaders in their field, they have extensive experience building clinical and administrative teams and play an integral role moving their organization's strategic vision forward while keeping patients front and center.

Two BJC leaders named among “70 African American leaders in healthcare to know”

Jerry FoxBecker's Hospital Review named Jerry Fox, BJC senior vice president and chief information officer, and Christian Hospital president Rick Stevens to its list of “70 African American leaders in healthcare to know” for 2020.

The list highlights African Americans who have taken on leadership roles across the country at hospitals and health systems, as well as in national organizations. These individuals influence how their organizations approach health care delivery, develop health care policy and advocate for the next generation of leaders.

Fox oversees planning and development of BJC’s information technology and telecommunications projects. He was previously CIO of Rockwell Automation in Milwaukee and chief technology officer and director of global IT at Dana Corp. in Toledo, Ohio.

Rick StevensStevens joined Christian Hospital in June 2016 after working as chief administrative officer and vice president for St. Luke's Hospital in San Francisco, a member of Sutter Health's California Pacific Medical Center. He has more than 20 years of experience in health care and received the National Association of Health Services Executives' Young Healthcare Executive award.




Karl awarded Joyce Buchheit Excellence in Healthcare Award

Tom KarlTom Karl, Parkland Health Center president, recently was presented the Joyce Buchheit Excellence in Healthcare Award. The award recognizes an individual who has contributed significantly to the advancement of healthcare in the region.

In 1985, Karl started his career with Farmington Community Hospital, a predecessor of PHC. He was named PHC president in 2008 and is retiring in April after a 45-year career in health care.

Karl was directly involved in several key transitions, including the merger of Farmington Community Hospital and Bonne Terre Hospital to form Parkland Health Center in 1992 and the merger of PHC with Mineral Area Regional Medical Center in 2015.

He also steered PHC through some of the most challenging times for rural hospitals. Karl was instrumental in recruiting physicians and has advocated for expanding services for the community. Under his guidance, Parkland Health Center has been recognized for achieving top results in clinical excellence and patient satisfaction.

Outside of his work at Parkland Health Center, Karl has been active in the community, serving on various boards, including the Parkland Health Center Foundation, Mineral Area College Foundation, Community Foundation for Medical Care, Farmington Chamber of Commerce and Farmington IDA.

The award has been renamed the Tom Karl Excellence in Healthcare Award in his honor.