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Saint Clare's Health System Appoints James Lapsley as Vice President - Physician Enterprise

February 3, 2011

New Leadership Will Expand Relationships with Physicians and Saint Clare’s

Saint Clare’s Health System recently announced that James Lapsley, an experienced health care leader, has been appointed as the new Vice President-- Physician Enterprise. Lapsley brings over 20 years of executive leadership healthcare experience, having most recently served for the past ten years as the Chief Executive Officer of Loudoun Medical Group.

“We are extremely pleased to have recruited someone of Jim’s caliber to this important new leadership position,” said Leslie D. Hirsch, FACHE, President and Chief Executive Officer of Saint Clare’s Health System. “Jim has a proven track record of success in working collaboratively with physicians to establish mutually beneficial relationships and brings a new dimension to our leadership that will be a great asset, as we continue to navigate health care reform.”

Lapsley served as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Loudoun Medical Group (LMG) located in Leesburg, Virginia since the group was established in June 2000. LMG is a unique physician-owned multi-specialty organization that during Lapsley’s tenure as CEO grew to more than 700 employees including 200 medical providers practicing in 53 clinical locations with annual revenues of $200 million. 

Prior to joining Loudoun Medical Group, Lapsley served as Vice President of the Loudoun Hospital Center for two years. In that capacity, he was responsible for the organizational realignment of the hospital, streamlining the practices around a central standardized operating business system. Following the Board’s decision to cease the hospital’s initial integration strategy, Lapsley developed a practice divestiture strategy, and managed the final negotiations between the departing physicians and Loudoun Hospital Center.

Earlier in his career, Lapsley also worked at Inova Health System--Integrated Physician Services located in Fairfax, Virginia, as the Chief Operating Officer.  There he developed and lead the process of integrating the Alexandria Primary Care Network with the Integrated Physician Services when Inova Health System merged with Alexandria Hospital.  In the four years prior to that merger, Lapsley was a key member of Alexandria Hospital’s management team, first as Administrator of Network Operations and then later as Executive Director of the Community Primary Care Network.

Lapsley earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from Central Missouri State University in 1987, and a Master’s Degree in Health Services Administration from Webster University in 1994.

About Saint Clare’s Health System
Saint Clare’s Health System, which has served the healthcare needs of northwestern New Jersey residents since 1895, is the region’s premier provider of community-based healthcare and behavioral health services.  Saint Clare’s operates hospitals in Boonton Township, Denville, Dover and Sussex Borough and other facilities located throughout Morris and Sussex counties.

Saint Clare’s is part of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI), a national nonprofit health organization with headquarters in Denver, Colorado. The faith-based system operates in 19 states and includes 73 hospitals; 40 long-term care, assisted- and residential-living facilities; two community health-services organizations; and home health agencies.

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