John Wayne Cancer Institute Announces New Chief Executive

John Wayne Cancer Institute

SANTA MONICA, CALIF., (Sept. 3, 2014) – Providence Health & Services and the Saint John’s Health Center Board of Trustees announced today Marcel Loh is the new chief executive for Providence Saint John’s Health Center and the John Wayne Cancer Institute.

Loh previously served for 14 years in executive roles with Providence affiliate Swedish Health Services, a five-hospital, not-for-profit system in Greater Seattle. He replaces Michael Wall, the acting president and chief executive officer who helped guide the transition this year of Saint John’s to Providence. 

“Marcel is a skilled leader with a reputation for growth strategies and experience in a complex integrated health system in a competitive marketplace,” said Donna Tuttle, chairwoman of the Providence Saint John’s local board of directors. “His collaboration work style will be an asset with the Westside community, the doctors, the foundation and the Saint John’s Local Board. We welcome Marcel and his wife Jane to the Saint John's family.” 

Loh previously served as chief executive for Swedish’s suburban hospitals and chief executive for the Swedish Health Network, a partnership between Swedish and hospitals on Washington state’s Olympic Peninsula. During his tenure at Swedish, his other roles included chief administrative officer for Swedish’s Cherry Hill campus, senior vice president for major service lines, system facilities, Washington state health care affiliations and telehealth.

“Marcel is a seasoned heath care administrator who is focused on creating a great working environment for physicians and caregivers (employees,) so they in turn can provide great care to our patients and communities. We’re excited about the leadership he will bring to the Saint John’s community,” said Mike Butler, president of operations and services for Providence Health & Services, which assumed sponsorship over Saint John’s earlier this year.

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