Mark Klosterman, President and CEO, St. Joseph’s Hospital was named to the 2012 “Up & Comers” list co-sponsored by Modern Healthcare magazine and Witt/Kieffer. Klosterman is one of two health care professionals in Illinois to earn this national recognition in 2012.
For 26 years, the Up & Comers recognition program has honored rising young leaders ages 40 years and younger who are making significant contributions in health care administration, management or policy. Klosterman is one of 12 executives who appear in the September 24 issue of Modern Healthcare, a national trade publication that covers the health care industry. A record 265 nominations were received in 2012.
“Being in the company of these health care professionals is quite an honor,” Klosterman said. “But my successes would not be possible without the dedicated team of colleagues at St. Joseph’s, as well as our leadership team at the hospital and Hospital Sisters Health System (HSHS).” St. Joseph’s Hospital is one of 13 hospitals sponsored by the Hospital Sisters of St. Francis.
In selecting Klosterman, the magazine highlighted his combination of clinical laboratory experience, knowledge of information technology and his executive level experience. “The hospital’s quality, patient satisfaction, employee and physician engagement and financial performance are strong,” said Mary Starmann-Harrison, President and CEO, HSHS. “Mark is always looking for the next opportunity for improvement,” she added. The magazine also noted his genuine concern for patients and hospital colleagues, passion and approachable style as strengths of his leadership.
Klosterman was named President and CEO of St. Joseph’s Hospital in May 2010. In two years under his leadership, St. Joseph’s opened a new Priority Care, implemented new vascular screening and breast care programs, undertook a renovation of its Women and Infants Center, implemented an electronic health record and formed a Hospitalist Program. In addition, St. Joseph’s was selected as one of 14 Illinois hospitals honored by HealthGrades for 2010/2011 for ranking in the top 10 percent among the 3,775 health care facilities that participate in the annual Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems survey. Additionally, the hospital received the Gold Seal of Approval from The Joint Commission for its commitment to high quality patient care.
About Hospital Sisters Health System
Founded in 1979, HSHS is a multi-institutional health care system that operates 13 hospitals in 12 communities across Illinois and Wisconsin and an integrated physician network. HSHS is sponsored by the Hospital Sisters of St. Francis, a religious congregation in the United States since 1875. For more information, please visit www.hshs.org.