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PeaceHealth adds proven executive to lead the expansion and enhancement of outpatient services

September 5, 2019

PeaceHealth has named John Bennett as chief executive of ambulatory services. Bennett will lead the organization’s continued focus on expanding access to care and enhancing the consumer and patient experience for outpatient services, including primary care, post-acute and community-based services.

“PeaceHealth is committed to caring for and supporting our communities where they are,” said Richard DeCarlo, executive vice president and chief operating officer for PeaceHealth. “I’m pleased to welcome John to the PeaceHealth team. His experience and knowledge are perfectly suited to lead our emphasis on innovative and convenient outpatient care – offering healthcare consumers a frictionless experience, exceptional clinical quality, and expanded access all delivered at the best value.”  

Bennett brings over 20 years of experience in physician practice management and integration of medical groups with ambulatory care at the regional and system level. Most recently, he served as chief executive for St. Joseph Heritage Healthcare in southern California. In this role, Bennett provided executive leadership for four medical groups and aligned ambulatory, regional and hospital strategies while developing new partnership to increase access points.

Bennett will begin his new role at PeaceHealth in early October.

About PeaceHealth: PeaceHealth, based in Vancouver, Wash., is a not-for-profit Catholic health system offering care to communities in Washington, Oregon and Alaska. PeaceHealth has approximately 16,000 caregivers, a group practice with more than 1,200 providers and 10 medical centers serving both urban and rural communities throughout the Northwest. In 1890, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace founded what has become PeaceHealth. The Sisters shared expertise and transferred wisdom from one medical center to another, always finding the best way to serve the unmet need for healthcare in their communities. Today, PeaceHealth is the legacy of the founding Sisters and continues with a spirit of respect, stewardship, collaboration and social justice in fulfilling its Mission.