VINCENNES, Ind. - Good Samaritan Hospital is proud to welcome Adam Thacker as the new Vice President of Professional Services. An Illinois native and Red Hill High School graduate, he is returning to the area to work at Good Samaritan Hospital. Adam has nine years of health care experience, most recently working as a Chief Performance Improvement Officer for Hospital Sisters Health System based in Southern Illinois. He is also a registered pharmacist and spent the first part of his career as a Director of Pharmacy. He has a Bachelor’s of Science in Pharmacy from St. Louis College of Pharmacy and a Master’s degree in Health Care Management from Regis University.
As the Vice President of Professional Services, Thacker will be involved in various administrative duties and oversee departments such as; Hospitalist Program, Lean Six Sigma, Pharmacy and Physician Services. Coming back home as well as working with individuals with similar strategic direction was what attracted Adam to the position. “Being from the local area, this was an opportunity to come home with my family. I was immediately impressed by both the passion that the senior team displayed for being world-class as well as the welcoming, friendly environment that was portrayed by all.”
President and CEO Rob McLin is eager to see what Thacker will bring to Good Samaritan Hospital. “We are very excited to bring in Adam from a health system background. His energy is very exciting and his personality will be a perfect fit for GSH and our senior leadership team. With his strong background in Lean Six Sigma, we continue to focus on process improvement and greater efficiencies at GSH. As much as we strive to promote from within, it is equally important to look outside the walls of our hospital to bring in a new set of eyes and ideas. With Adam’s background operating within a hospital system, we feel he is the perfect fit for GSH and our continuous focus on growth and becoming a World Class organization.”
Thacker and his wife Stacey have three children, Jayden, Jocelyn and Jules. The family will reside in Vincennes.
ABOUT GOOD SAMARITAN HOSPITAL
Good Samaritan Hospital, Knox County’s largest employer, is licensed for 232 in-house patients. Annually, Good Samaritan Hospital has more than 458,000 outpatient visits and an additional 35,950 plus visits to its emergency room. The hospital offers a wide scope of medical services. From thoracic surgery to the birth of a baby, this growing health care provider balances quality patient care with preventive education to fulfill its mission. Consistently ranked in the top 10 percent in the nation in patient satisfaction, Good Samaritan Hospital provides a superb level of care while maintaining fiscal integrity and expanding facilities to meet the needs of the community. For more information, visit www.gshvin.org.
Mission: Provide excellent health care and promote healing through trusting relationships.
Vision: To be recognized as the regional center of excellence for health care.
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