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Monday, May 20, 2013

St. Francis Health-Mooresville executive accepts La. CEO post

MOORESVILLE, Ind. – Jared L. Stark has resigned as executive director of Franciscan St. Francis Health–Mooresville, a post he has held for five years, effective June 6.

He has accepted the position of chief executive officer at University Hospital in Lafayette, La.

“This is a huge move for me and my family,” Stark said of his new appointment. “It is a wonderful opportunity in a wonderful community, and I am looking forward to the challenges ahead.”

A native Hoosier, Stark said the move was one of the most difficult decisions he ever has made.

“The good work we have completed over the past five years at Mooresville has been as gratifying as I could imagine,” he said. “It has been my honor and privilege to work with the physicians and staff to continue the mission of the Sisters of St. Francis in serving the health care needs of such a vibrant and growing area. The people, the culture, the compassion and the camaraderie everyone has shared with me – both at our facilities and in the surrounding communities – is something I will never forget.”

Keith Jewell, chief operating officer of Franciscan St. Francis, will lead the search for Stark’s replacement.

“Jared has made many important contributions to the success of Franciscan St. Francis Health to the benefit of our hospitals, our patients, our employees and our community,” Jewell said. “I have thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to work alongside him for the past five years and will miss his outstanding contributions and wise counsel.”

Jewell noted that Stark has overseen the opening of the emergency room in Mooresville, the growth of inpatient services in the community and the development of a new outpatient facility in Mooresville and of a new hospital in Carmel. He also has served on the board of the Healthier Morgan County Initiative, the Morgan County Economic Development Commission and the Barbara B. Jordan YMCA in Martinsville.

Stark received his bachelor’s degree from Wabash College in Crawfordsville and his master of business administration degree from Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion, Ind.
He is a Certified Health Care Executive and Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.