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Susan L. Davis, RN, Ed.D., FACHE Alabama/Florida/Community Health Ministries Ministry Market Leader, Ascension Health
President and CEO, Sacred Heart Health System

Susan L. Davis, RN, Ed.D., FACHE, serves as the Alabama/Florida/Community Health Ministries Ministry Market Leader for Ascension Health. She provides strategic and operational leadership while promoting alignment among Health Ministries within the Alabama/Florida/Community Health Ministries regional markets and with the System Office on issues related to Mission and Vision. She also serves as the President and CEO of the Sacred Heart Health System in Pensacola, Fla.

Dr. Davis shares accountability for strategic positioning and operational performance of Sacred Heart Health System, Pensacola, Fla.; St. Vincent’s HealthCare, Jacksonville, Fla., Providence Hospital, Mobile, Ala., and St. Vincent's Health System, Birmingham, Ala.

Dr. Davis previously served as President and Chief Executive Officer of St. Vincent's Health Services in Bridgeport, Conn. She came to the Health Ministry from Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., after an 18-year career that included service as Vice President of Nursing, Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer, and from 2001-2004, President/Chief Executive Officer. As President/Chief Executive Officer of Vassar, she developed and implemented a variety of successful clinical services, including a new regional heart center for residents of the update New York area.

She received a Bachelor of Science in nursing from Mount Saint Mary College, Newburgh, N.Y., a Master of Arts in nursing administration and a Doctorate of Education with an emphasis in management from Columbia University. She is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Dr. Davis has received both local and national recognition for her commitment to the community and to volunteerism. She has been actively involved with the United Way, hospice and the American Cancer Society, and has been recognized for her service in New York and Connecticut.



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