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Michael H. Schatzlein, MD Tennessee/Indiana Ministry Market Leader, Ascension Health
Chief Executive Officer, Saint Thomas Health

Michael H. Schatzlein, MD, is the Chief Executive Officer of Saint Thomas Health in Nashville, Tennessee, and serves as the Tennessee/Indiana Ministry Market Leader for Ascension Health. He provides strategic and operational leadership for Saint Thomas Health while promoting alignment among Health Ministries within the Tennessee/Indiana market and with the System Office on issues related to Mission and Vision. In addition, Dr. Schatzlein shares accountability for strategic positioning and operational performance of the Health Ministries in his market including Saint Thomas Health, St.Vincent Health, Indianapolis, and St. Mary's Health System, Evansville, Ind.

Dr. Schatzlein worked as a practicing cardiac surgeon at St. Joseph's Hospital from 1981 to 1984, Chief of Transplantation at Lutheran Hospital from 1984 to 1989, and became a founder of the Northern Indiana Heart Institute in 1986 before transitioning to executive roles at Lutheran Hospital and LHN.

Dr. Schatzlein's skills and experience combine his medical background as a cardiac surgeon with strong business development expertise. Prior to joining Ascension Health, Dr. Schatzlein served as president and chief executive officer for Lutheran Health Network (LHN) and Dupont Hospital in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Dr. Schatzlein also previously served as CEO of LHN's St. Joseph Hospital (formerly an Ancilla Health Ministry).
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