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CHI Saint Joseph Health Names Christy Spitser as Interim Market President

LEXINGTON, Ky. (June 17, 2024) – CHI Saint Joseph Health has named Christy Spitser as the interim market president, replacing Anthony Houston, Ed.D., FACHE, who has accepted the role of market president for the CommonSpirit Health Arizona market. CHI Saint Joseph Health is also a member of CommonSpirit. Spitser, who has been with the ministry for 24 years, serves as the market vice president for operational finance and takes over the interim role today.

"I am deeply honored and excited to serve in this interim role. When I joined this organization 24 years ago, I was immediately drawn to our mission, who we are, what we do, and having the opportunity to serve in an organization that is grounded in being the healing presence of God to those we serve” Spitser said. “Over the years, I have witnessed firsthand the incredible dedication of our employees and leaders, who are deeply committed to delivering on our promise to provide excellent, compassionate care.”

Spitser is committed to continued growth of the organization.

“I am pleased with the progress we have made, expanding our services and improving the health of our communities, and I am committed to building on this momentum to ensure that our organization continues to be a beacon of hope and healing for those we serve,” she said.

During her tenure with Saint Joseph, Spitser has steadily risen through the ranks from staff accountant to her current position as market chief financial officer. Her journey began at Saint Joseph London, where she progressively took on additional responsibilities, leading to progressive leadership roles in Saint Joseph Health. These roles included accounting manager, controller, vice president of finance and vice president of Operational Finance. In 2017, Spitser was named market vice president of operational finance, and in 2019, she took on the additional role of vice president of operations at Saint Joseph London. In 2020, she was appointed market chief financial officer.

Spitser is a native of London, Kentucky, where she lives with her husband, Ryan, and children, Lexi and Triston. She holds a bachelor’s of business administration from Eastern Kentucky University, and a master’s of business administration from Bellevue University.

CommonSpirit South Region President Doug Lawson said Spitser’s extensive experience and proven leadership will be invaluable to Saint Joseph Health during this transition period.

“She is a proven team builder and facilitator, fostering an environment that encourages collaboration and high performance,” he said. “Her results-driven approach and ability to manage complex projects have consistently delivered positive outcomes.”

CommonSpirit Health has launched a national search for a permanent market president.

About CHI Saint Joseph Health

CHI Saint Joseph Health, part of CommonSpirit Health, is one of the largest and most comprehensive health systems in the Commonwealth of Kentucky with 100 locations in 20 counties, including hospitals, physician groups, clinics, primary care centers, specialty institutes, home health agencies and an ambulatory Care Center. The hospitals in CHI Saint Joseph Health are Flaget Memorial Hospital, Saint Joseph Berea, Saint Joseph East, Saint Joseph Hospital, Saint Joseph Jessamine, Saint Joseph London, Saint Joseph Mount Sterling, and Women’s Hospital at Saint Joseph East. In total, the health system serves patients in 35 counties statewide. CHI Saint Joseph Health is dedicated to providing a wide array of services toward a goal of building a healthier future for all. CHI Saint Joseph Health embodies a strong mission and faith-based heritage and works through local partnerships to expand access to care in the communities it serves.

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Christy Spitser

CHI Saint Joseph Health has named Christy Spitser as the interim market president, replacing Anthony Houston, Ed.D., FACHE, who has accepted the role of market president for the CommonSpirit Health Arizona market.

Publish date: 

Monday, June 17, 2024

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