Lutheran Health Network Announces New CEO
FORT WAYNE, IN (November 19, 2007) – Mike Schatzlein, MD, has been named CEO of Lutheran Health Network. Schatzlein replaces Tom Miller who became president of Division V Operations for Community Health Systems on July 25.
Schatzlein has 33 years of healthcare experience as a physician and administrator. Within LHN, he has served in a variety of roles, including that of current CEO of Dupont Hospital and executive VP/COO of the network. Schatzlein will remain CEO at Dupont. He has played a integral role in the evolution of LHN providing important strategic vision since its inception in 1998.
Dupont Hospital, a 122-bed facility that opened in April 2001, was the first Indiana hospital structured as a joint venture with its physicians. Schatzlein previously served as CEO of the network’s second-largest facility, St. Joseph Hospital. He developed the heart surgery program there, performing St. Joe’s first open heart procedure in 1982. He then led the team that developed the heart transplant program at Lutheran Hospital where northern Indiana’s first heart transplant was performed in 1985.
Schatzlein became a full-time administrator at Lutheran Hospital in 1994, holding senior positions in business and network development, managed care contracting, planning, marketing, community and government relations, and quality improvement for the hospital. He was awarded a Master of Business Administration degree by Indiana Wesleyan University in 1997.
Lutheran Health Network is an integrated delivery system incorporating all healthcare providers owned by subsidiaries of Community Health Systems in northeastern Indiana, including Lutheran Hospital, St. Joseph Hospital, Dupont Hospital, Rehabilitation Hospital of Fort Wayne, Lutheran Children’s Hospital, Kosciusko Community Hospital, Bluffton Regional Medical Center, Dukes Memorial Hospital, business health and urgent care provider RediMed, and others. LHN is northeastern Indiana’s largest healthcare provider, with more than 50,000 yearly admissions and 995 inpatient beds.