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LAS VEGAS, June 13, 2019 – Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican, southern Nevada’s only not-for-profit, faith-based health system providing healing ministry in the community since 1947, today named new top leadership at three southern Nevada acute-care hospitals.
Lawrence Barnard, current President/CEO of the St. Rose San Martín Campus, will assume the role of Nevada Market Leader and President/CEO of the Siena Campus, effective July 1. Over the past four years, Barnard has demonstrated his talents at the San Martín Campus. His leadership played a significant role in cultivating the cohesive, high-performing team at San Martín, which now delivers some of the best patient care and performance results in the Dignity Health ministry.
In his new role as Market Leader, Barnard will become Dignity Health’s ambassador to the growing southern Nevada community, extending throughout St. Rose Dominican the effective relationships he has successfully built at San Martín.
Barnard assumes his new role following the announcement that Eugene Bassett, Interim SVP of Operations and President/CEO of the Siena Campus, will be retiring, effective June 30.
Kimberly Shaw, Siena Campus Chief Operating Officer, has been appointed President/CEO of the San Martín Campus, effective July 1. Shaw has been a part of Dignity Health for the past nine years, honing her leadership skills and providing critical leadership and administrative guidance. She has proven to be a highly innovative and effective leader with a strong commitment to excellence. Shaw looks forward to bringing that same commitment to San Martín and building on the model of distinction that has been established there.
Julie Sprengel, Southwest Division President for Dignity Health, said, “We are incredibly fortunate to have an abundance of existing internal talent and expertise that will help lead our teams into the future. I am confident that Larry and Kim will represent the uniqueness of our St. Rose Dominican heritage and continue to demonstrate our commitment to care for our patients with compassion and humankindness, sustain our commitment to our employees, strengthen our relationships with our physicians, and deepen our partnership with our community.”
Tom Burns, Chief Nurse Executive at the Rose de Lima Campus, will take on additional executive duties at the hospital, becoming Chief Operating Officer/CNE at the Rose de Lima Campus, effective July 1. Burns has been with Dignity Health since 2007, serving as the CNE at both Siena and Rose de Lima Campuses. He led the nursing department and hospital to achieve exceptional clinical outcomes, in addition to working side-by-side with the Rose de Lima team through the recent transition.
After completing the almost two-year transition of the Rose de Lima Campus into a smaller, more efficient, acute-care hospital, corresponding administrative coverage consistent with these new operations is now being implemented. Teressa Conley, who has served as President/CEO of the Rose de Lima Campus since 2013, announced her retirement, effective June 30.
“No one has been more committed to the Rose de Lima transition than Teressa Conley,” said Sprengel. “Working collaboratively with Dignity Health and the Adrian Dominican leadership, she successfully led the transition, ensuring the majority of Rose de Lima staff retained positions at our San Martín and Siena campuses.”
In closing, Sprengel said, “I ask the entire southern Nevada community to join me in congratulating Larry, Kim and Tom on their new and expanded roles. Join me as well in sending our sincere best wishes for both Gene and Teressa, thanking them for the time they dedicated to our healing mission with Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican.
Gordon Absher - External Communications Manager