Iowa Hospital Association honors St. Luke's Peter Thoreen
Sioux City, IA - St. Luke’s President and CEO Peter Thoreen has been recognized for excellence in leadership by the Iowa Hospital Association (IHA). Presented annually to an Iowa hospital or health system executive who demonstrates notable achievement in their health system and dynamic involvement in current health affairs, Thoreen received the award at IHA’s Annual Conference held this week in Des Moines.
Thoreen has served as President and CEO of St. Luke’s Health System since 2002, leading efforts to build a new surgical services area and a birth center during his tenure. Under his helm, St. Luke’s same day surgery center was also converted into a successful, hospital-physician joint venture. Next summer, St. Luke’s will open the doors on its new Sunnybrook Medical Plaza to provide care for patients in Morningside and surrounding communities.
Prior to joining St. Luke’s, Thoreen served as Executive Director for Banner Health Black Hills in Spearfish, South Dakota, and as President and CEO for Heartland Health System in Fargo, North Dakota.
Thoreen is currently a board member for the Norm Waitt Sr. YMCA, Sioux City Symphony, The Siouxland Initiative and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Siouxland in which he is also a long-time volunteer mentor. He is District A Chair for IHA and has been honored with the American College of Health Care Executives’ Senior-Level Health Care Executive Regent’s Award for significantly contributing toward the advancement of health care management excellence.
Thoreen holds a bachelor of science in management, master of arts in public affairs and a master of health administration all from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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About St. Luke’s:
St. Luke's Regional Medical Center is part of St. Luke's Health System, an integrated delivery system serving the tri-state Siouxland area. Our focus is - and will always be - patient-centered care to improve the health of the people of Siouxland. With 1,200 employees and nearly 85,000 patients cared for annually, St. Luke’s is an anchor of support for the Siouxland community.
St. Luke's offers full-service healthcare with a range of inpatient and outpatient services, specialty and family healthcare clinics, and healthcare screenings and community benefit programs. St. Luke's is also planning for the future of healthcare through its affiliation with St. Luke’s College. With a strong focus on safety and quality, St. Luke’s has built a long-standing reputation of improving lives through advanced treatment and health education.
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