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Christus St. Vincent president/CEO leaving for new job in Kentucky

SANTA FE, N.M. — Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center announced Wednesday that Bruce Tassin’s last day as president and CEO of the hospital will be Oct. 30.

Tassin will join Catholic Health Initiatives as the new president of Saint Joseph Hospital and market leader for KentuckyOne Health in Lexington, Ky., according to a Christus St. Vincent news release.


Bruce Tassin

“The hospital and the community have benefited from Bruce’s leadership over the past seven years,” David Strong, chair of the CHRISTUS St. Vincent Board of Directors, said in the release. “He has helped us to ensure that the hospital and the services we provide will continue to be available for the entire community for many years to come.  The way health care is delivered nationwide is changing, and Bruce helped us to ensure that Santa Fe is prepared to respond to those changes.”

Tassin has served as president and CEO at Christus St. Vincent since April of 2013.  He previously was chief operating officer at the hospital.


“I have been honored to serve as a leader of Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center over the last seven years,” Tassin said in the release. “The Santa Fe community has been incredibly welcoming, and I am proud of what we have been able to achieve together. I will miss my St. Vincent colleagues and the many friends and community leaders that I’ve come to know over the years.”

“We’re disappointed to see Bruce go,” said Dave Delgado, a member of the hospital board of Ddirectors.  “However, we are thankful that he leaves behind a strong executive team that will further our patient experience and quality improvement priorities.  Bruce made an important contribution to Christus St. Vincent and we wish him well in his future endeavors.”

The hospital’s announcement said the process has already begun to choose a replacement for Tassin “who could effectively lead the hospital as it continues its journey to deliver quality health care to the Santa Fe and the Northern New Mexico communities, including for those who cannot afford to pay.”