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Robertson assumes role as interim Christus Spohn CEO
Dec 15, 2010 | 852 views | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Bruce Holstien, president and chief executive officer of Christus Spohn since 2007, has announced his intention to leave the hospital system by Jan. 1, citing personal reasons and expressing his interest to pursue other opportunities.

Pam Robertson, Spohn’s executive vice president and chief operating officer, will immediately assume the role of interim CEO for the system, according to Ernie Sadau, executive vice president of Christus Health, Spohn’s parent company.

“Under Bruce’s leadership, Christus Spohn has achieved significant positive outcomes in improved clinical quality, a focus on patient safety and financial performance, and we appreciate all he has contributed,” Sadau said. “Bruce will be working closely with his board and leadership team at Spohn to ensure a smooth transition.”

Pam Robertson joined the Christus Spohn leadership team in 2007 as the chief administrative officer and senior vice president of organizational effectiveness with responsibility for performance improvement, strategy and business planning, physician contracting and initiatives to promote growth in the region.

In January 2009, she assumed the role of executive vice president and chief operating officer.

Prior to joining Christus, she served as the vice president of operations at Sentara Healthcare-Norfolk General Hospital in Virginia.

During her 30-year career with Sentara, she held various leadership positions in different hospitals ranging in size and complexity.

She received her master’s in business administration from the College of William and Mary.

“We appreciate Bruce’s significant contributions to the Christus Spohn ministry and to our Coastal Bend communities,” said Al Jones, chairperson of the Christus Spohn Health System board of directors. “He and his team have been successful in improving the operations of the system, positioning it well for sustained growth in the future so that we might continue serving all those who need us.

“The board has great confidence in Ms. Robertson’s ability to continue that momentum, and we look forward to working with her and the team at Spohn.”

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