Gilbert Chamber of Commerce

Chandler Regional and Mercy Gilbert Medical Centers Welcome Mark Slyter as New President and Chief Executive Officer

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September 26, 2017
Mark Slyter has been named President and Chief Executive Officer for Dignity Health Chandler Regional and Mercy Gilbert Medical Centers.
 
Slyter joins Dignity Health with more than 20 years of health care leadership experience leading teams and engaging stakeholders to deliver top performing results in quality, patient experience, employee engagement and physician satisfaction.
 
Prior to his arrival to the East Valley, Slyter served as president and chief executive officer for General Health System in Baton Rouge, La., a three-hospital organization and one of Louisiana’s largest health care systems. While at General Health System, Slyter led teams to improve access to care, patient experience and operating margin while greatly reducing the number of preventable hospitalizations and emergency department visits. Under his leadership, General Health System achieved the highest patient safety ratings in Baton Rouge.
 
Before joining General Health System, Slyter served as president and chief executive officer for Mississippi Baptist Health Systems,
 
“I’m excited to join the talented team of Dignity Health and further its mission of advancing the healing ministry and delivering compassionate, high-quality health care,” says Slyter.
 
Slyter began his health care career as an administrator for Hillcrest Hospital in Simpsonville, South Carolina, where he was hired to revitalize the 56-bed hospital. From there, he served as vice president of operations for a large hospital and medical center in Jacksonville, Florida.
 
“Mark’s expertise, talent and skills are a perfect match for the East Valley’s growing services, commitment to excellence, and culture of kindness,” says Linda Hunt, senior operations officer for Dignity Health in Arizona. “On behalf of Dignity Health, we look forward to Mark leading Chandler Regional and Mercy Gilbert’s strong reputation for patient care and service to the community.”

Slyter received his undergraduate degree from in exercise science and his master’s degree in health services administration from the University of Kansas. Last year, he obtained a doctorate of science in health services administration from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Slyter and his wife, Lisa, are proud parents of two young daughters and a son.