December 21, 2020 – (St. Louis, MO) – BJC HealthCare has named a new president for its St. Charles County hospitals. Gina Calder, MPH, FACHE, will join Barnes-Jewish St. Peters and Progress West hospitals on February 8, 2021.
Calder comes from Bridgeport Hospital, a 489-bed community, teaching hospital with one urban and one suburban campus. Bridgeport Hospital is a member of Yale New Haven Health, Connecticut’s leading health care system.
Currently the hospital campus administrator and vice president of the hospital’s leadership team, Calder has held several leadership positions since joining Bridgeport hospital in 2009, including vice president of Ambulatory Services, executive director of Clinical Services, and administrative director of Geriatric Services and Patient Relations.
Calder has been recognized with several professional and leadership awards including CT State Conference of NAACP Branches, 100 Most Influential Blacks in Connecticut; The Greater Bridgeport Club of the National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women’s Clubs, Inc., Professional Award; Connecticut Association of Healthcare Executives, Leadership Award; and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Fairfield County Alumnae Chapter, Dorothy I. Height Community Service Award.
She will bring an impressive commitment to community service, with a wide portfolio of memberships in many regional organizations, including Yale New Haven Health, National Association of Health Services Executives Connecticut Chapter, founding member; American College of Healthcare Executives, fellow; Bridgeport Regional Business Council, women’s leadership council board member; and Connecticut Association of Healthcare Executives, member.
Calder holds a master’s degree in public health, health policy & administration and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut.