LAKE SAINT LOUIS, Mo. (June 19, 2012) -- Lisle Wescott, who has served as interim president of SSM St. Joseph Hospital West since Jan. 1, was named its president Thursday. Her appointment is effective June 24.
Wescott also serves as the service line executive for SSM Orthopedics. She replaces Drew Rector, who resigned late last year to accept a new post outside of SSM Health Care. Wescott joined SSM Health Care – St. Louis in 2004 as a physician services manager at SSM DePaul Health Center and has served in various positions in SSM - St. Louis.
"She most recently worked as the network director of strategy and business development for SSM Orthopedics, and has proven herself to be an exceptional leader," said Chris Howard, regional president of SSM Health Care - St. Louis. "She has extensive experience in operations, program development, strategic planning and physician partnerships.
"She will strengthen our commitment to providing exceptional health care services for the people of Western St. Charles, Warren and Lincoln counties," Howard added.
Wescott holds a master’s degree in social work from California State University in Fresno, Calif.
SSM St. Joseph Hospital West in Lake St. Louis, Mo. is one of 17 SSM Health Care hospitals supported by SSM Integrated Health Technologies' information systems, networks and Clinical Engineering Services. In 2008, the hospital became the first SSM Health Care hospital to launch SSM's advanced electronic health record.