Dupont Hospital selects Lorenzo Suter as its new CEO
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Nov. 17, 2017) – Dupont Hospital is turning to a leader from the country’s second biggest state to fill its biggest opening on the administrative team. After a national search, Lorenzo Suter of San Antonio has been chosen to serve as Dupont’s new chief executive officer.
Most recently, Suter has been the chief operating officer of the 623-bed Baptist Medical Center in downtown San Antonio. He has also served in healthcare leadership positions in Berwyn, Illinois; Dothan, Alabama; Phenix City, Alabama; Nashville, Tennessee; and Bowling Green, Kentucky.
“After meeting with the Dupont Hospital board earlier this week to finalize the decision, I can report that the level of excitement we all share is palpable,” said Mike Poore, regional president and chief executive officer, Lutheran Health Network. “What has been evident throughout Lorenzo’s career are the many examples of him empowering others to succeed. A person with that kind of track record will be a great fit for a hospital that originated nearly 20 years ago to deliver exceptional customer service.”
While at Baptist Medical Center, Suter oversaw the daily operations of approximately 1,300 employees, helped implement a transcatheter aortic valve replacement program, enhanced the hospital’s relationship with local EMS to allow for 900 emergency transports per month, and participated in physician recruitment across multiple service lines including cardiovascular, general surgery, orthopedics and vascular surgery.
Suter graduated summa cum laude from Western Kentucky University with a bachelor’s degree in nursing in 2003. He received a master’s in healthcare administration and a doctorate in healthcare administration from Vanderbilt University/University of Phoenix in 2005 and 2008, respectively.
His professional affiliations have included membership in the American College of Healthcare Executives, a term as president of the board of directors of the Alabama State Home Health Agency, and board membership on the Alabama Food Bank.
Suter will officially join Dupont’s administrative team the middle of December.
Dupont Hospital, which opened in 2001, was named for the fourth time earlier this year one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals® by Truven Health Analytics®, IBM Watson Health™.