Tempe St. Luke’s Hospital has added two seasoned hospital executives to its leadership team. Nathanial Malcolm has been named as Administrator, while the hospital has hired Pamela Jones as its new Operating Room Director.
In his new role, Malcolm is responsible for the hospital’s strategic plan and operations to provide high quality patient care while maintaining a work environment that fosters a highly engaged workforce. He will work closely with physicians, clinical leaders, and ancillary leaders to provide a first-class patient experience. He previously served as the Chief Operating Officer of Mountain Vista Medical Center in Mesa, overseeing the financial and operating performance of the 178-bed acute care hospital, its more than 700 employees and more than 500 physicians on the medical staff.
Jones brings more than 25 years of experience in the operating room to Tempe St. Luke’s Hospital. She joins the leadership team from Cormer Children’s Hospital at the University of Chicago, where she managed the children’s operating room, including four OR suites, one cardiac suite and two gastrointestinal procedure suite, in addition to a staff of 25. In her new role, she will spearhead delivery of clinical education and resources to the perioperative staff, and collaborate with leadership and the Surgical Team as Tempe St. Luke’s Hospital expands surgical services.
“Both Nate and Pamela bring distinguished careers, an unwavering commitment to patients and a tremendous desire to enhance the healthcare experience for both providers and patients to Tempe St. Luke’s Hospital leadership team,” said Jim Flinn, Chief Executive Officer of St. Luke’s Medical Center and Tempe St. Luke’s Hospital. “Their passion and energy will be vital as we work together to enhance our positive, patient-centric healthcare environment.”
Malcolm’s robust background in hospital operations comes from more than a decade of serving in administrative roles at major healthcare facilities in both Arizona and California. He has a keen understanding of the need to balance financial and operational performance with positive relationship building and has worked tirelessly to implement strategic plans that improved employee/physician satisfaction, financial performance, patient outcomes and service line growth.
No stranger to managing busy, in-demand operating rooms, Jones has been a part of the busiest hospital operating rooms in the Chicagoland area. Also, a faculty member at Midwestern University’s Career Academy, teaching in the Surgical Technologist Program. She will continue her commitment to the patients and providers alike ensuring that the mission and vision of Tempe St. Luke’s Hospital is sustained in the community it serves.