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Roper St. Francis names new CEO

Staff Report //April 15, 2020//

Roper St. Francis names new CEO

Staff Report //April 15, 2020//

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Roper St. Francis Healthcare has named Brian White as its new president and CEO, the system’s first top executive since it was restructured.

WhiteWhite replaces Lorraine Lutton, who left Roper St. Francis Healthcare late last year to become a market operations executive at Bon Secours Mercy Health, one of the two entities that own and operate the system.

Bon Secours shares ownership with the Medical Society of South Carolina, with the former holding a 51% stake.

White will begin at Roper St. Francis on May 26.

“To lead a high-performing health care system that is expanding to meet the community’s needs in one of the most desirable cities in America is truly an honor,” White said in a news release.

White comes to Roper St. Francis from Bon Secours Mercy Health, where he served as the Atlantic Group president. In that role, he oversaw approximately 16,000 employees across Richmond and Hampton Roads, Va., as well as Greenville.

“Brian brings more than 25 years of progressive health care operations experience, a strategic marketing background and a proven ability to deliver growth and transformation strategies,” said Dr. Brian Cuddy, chairman of the Roper St. Francis board of directors, in a statement. “His key experience, visionary leadership and expertise in collaborating with physicians and leading high-performing teams to meet the evolving needs of the health care marketplace was a perfect fit for the role of CEO.”