St. Anthony North Hospital has announced its new president and CEO, John W. Mitchell. Mitchell begins his tenure at St. Anthony North on Dec. 21,. 2009.
Mitchell comes to St. Anthony North, a Centura Health facility, from Grays Harbor Community Hospital in Aberdeen, Wash., where he served as president and CEO of the 140-bed, two-campus hospital. In his more than four years there, the hospital experienced growth and exceptional performance. Under his leadership, the hospital was named a 2008 Health Grades Top 15 percent hospital for Patient Experience.
Prior to these responsibilities, Mitchell served as chief operating officer (COO) of St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center in Pueblo, a Centura Health hospital, from January 2000 through May 2005. While at SMC, he achieved “World-Class Leader” rank in two consecutive associate surveys, managed a $60 million construction project, and was part of an administrative team that achieved a $3 million turnaround from red to black in 10 months.
He also has a background in sales, marketing and public relations. He once worked as an on-air radio host and television news reporter, and served as a broadcast journalist for the U.S. Navy.
Mitchell has a master’s degree in mass communication management from Virginia Commonwealth University, and a bachelor’s degree in communications from James Madison University.
He has consistently served on numerous boards and foundations in the communities where he has lived and worked. John and his wife Paula have three adult children.
St. Anthony North Hospital is a full-service, 196-bed acute care facility offering a full complement of emergency, medical and surgical services. St. Anthony North is part of Centura Health, Colorado’s largest hospital and health care network delivering advanced care to more than half a million people each year.
For more information visit www.stanthonynorth.org.