June 18, 2018

Steward Health Care Announces Industry Veteran Douglas Luckett as New Arizona Regional President


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Steward Health Care Announces Industry Veteran Douglas Luckett as New Arizona Regional President
Luckett to Oversee Steward Health Care’s Arizona Family Hospitals

PHOENIX (June 18, 2018) – Steward Health Care has welcomed industry veteran Douglas Luckett to its executive leadership team as the new Arizona Regional President. Luckett will oversee operations and leadership at all of the organization’s Arizona health care facilities, including Mountain Vista Medical Center, St. Luke’s Behavioral Health Center, St. Luke’s Medical Center and Tempe St. Luke’s Hospital.

As the new Arizona Regional President, Luckett will be leading Steward’s Arizona health care facilities into the future, including evaluating future expansions throughout the region.

“Doug’s vision, combined with his knowledge of the health care industry, leadership skills and proven track record make him a valuable addition to our Arizona leadership team,” said John Polanowicz, Chief Operating Officer of Steward Health Care System.

Luckett is familiar with Steward’s commitment to delivering quality care and services for the local community in his previous role as the interim Chief Executive Officer at Good Samaritan Medical Center in Massachusetts. He served as the President and Chief Executive Officer for CaroMont Health in North Carolina, an independent health system located in an extremely competitive market. Doug also held the post of Chief Administrative Officer of Gulf Coast Medical Center and Cape Coral Hospital for the Lee Health System in the Fort Myers, Fla. In addition, he has also held executive positions in operations leadership for hospitals in Florida for Hospital Corporation of America (HCA), as well as executive operations leadership positions in South Carolina and Georgia with the former Health Management Associates (HMA).

Luckett began his career in health care as a radiologic technologist shortly after completing his service in the U.S. Army Infantry. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Allied Health Administration from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Memphis.

Steward Health Care merged with IASIS Healthcare, which was comprised of Mountain Vista Medical Center (Mesa), St. Luke’s Behavioral Health Center (Phoenix), St. Luke’s Medical Center (Phoenix), Tempe St. Luke’s Hospital (Tempe), Physician Group of Arizona and Health Choice, under its banner in September 2017.

About Steward Health Care
Steward Health Care, the largest private, for-profit hospital operator in the United States, is a physician-led health care services organization committed to providing the highest quality of care in the communities where patients live. Headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, Steward operates 38 community hospitals in the United States and the country of Malta, who regularly receive top awards for quality and safety. The company employs approximately 40,000 health care professionals. The Steward network includes more than 25 urgent care centers, 42 preferred skilled nursing facilities, substantial behavioral health services, over 7,300 beds under management, and approximately 1.5 million full risk covered lives through the company's managed care and health insurance services. The total number of paneled lives within Steward's integrated care network is projected to reach 3 million in 2018.

Steward's unique health care service delivery model leverages technology, innovation, and care coordination to keep patients healthier. With a culture that prioritizes agility, resourcefulness, and continuous improvement, Steward is recognized as one of the world’s leading accountable care organizations. The Steward Health Care Network includes thousands of physicians who help to provide more than 12 million patient encounters per year. Steward Medical Group, the company's employed physician group, provides more than 4 million patient encounters per year. The Steward Hospital Group operates hospitals in Malta and states across the U.S. including Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Utah.

In Arizona, Steward Health Care operates Mountain Vista Medical Center, St. Luke’s Behavioral Health Center, St. Luke’s Medical Center and Tempe St. Luke’s Hospital. Mountain Vista Medical Center is directly or indirectly owned by an entity that proudly includes physician owners, including certain members of the hospital's medical staff. Steward Health Care also operates Steward Medical Group, which employees 79 primary and specialty care physicians and surgeons. Steward Medical Group physicians are members of the medical staff at Steward Health Care hospitals. Steward Health Care is an Official Health Care Partner of the Phoenix Suns and Phoenix Mercury.

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